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– Is there a superstar effect? McKinsey Global Institute research uncovers the dynamics of superstar firms, sectors, and cities in the global economy.

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A decade after the global financial crisis: What has (and hasn’t) changed?

– The world economy has recently returned to robust growth. But some familiar risks are creeping back, and new ones have emerged.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Smart cities in Southeast Asia

– Smart solutions can help cities across the region manage the next stage of growth.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Rising corporate debt: Peril or promise?

– Corporate bond issuance has increased 2.5 times over the past ten years, creating a broader and deeper market in many countries.... But there are rising risks.
Interactive - McKinsey Global Institute

Visualizing global debt

– See how the debt of 51 countries has evolved since 2000 in an interactive data visualization.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what... technology could eventually do in the urban environment.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

AI, automation, and the future of work: Ten things to solve for

– As machines increasingly complement human labor in the workplace, we will all need to adjust to reap the benefits.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Europe’s refugees: Refocusing on integration

– With the flow of new arrivals slowing, Europe needs to shift its focus to helping those who will stay build new lives and begin... making productive contributions.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Deep learning’s origins and pioneers

– The concept of deep learning has been around since the 1950s. Take a brief look at how it evolved from concept to actuality and... the key people who made it happen.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific

– Advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP in 2025,... a 12 percent increase over the business-as-usual trajectory.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

Notes from the AI frontier: Applications and value of deep learning

– An analysis of more than 400 use cases across 19 industries and nine business functions highlights the broad use and significant... economic potential of advanced AI techniques.
Interactive - McKinsey Global Institute

Visualizing the uses and potential impact of AI and other analytics

– This interactive data visualization shows the potential value created by artificial intelligence and other analytics techniques... for 19 industries and nine business functions.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Preparing Brazil for the future of work: Jobs, technology, and skills

– Automation is coming, disrupting the world of work at unprecedented speed and scale. Here’s how the largest economy in Latin... America can face the challenge.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Solving the productivity puzzle

– New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to... recover to 2 percent or more.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Retraining and reskilling workers in the age of automation

– Executives increasingly see investing in retraining and “upskilling” existing workers as an urgent business priority... that companies, not governments, must lead on.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Europe’s economy: Three pathways to rebuilding trust and sustaining momentum

– Europe has an opportunity to ensure that growth and well-being continue in the long term, and to strengthen trust in its institutions.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Digital China: Powering the economy to global competitiveness

– China, already a global force in digital technologies, is set to experience huge shifts in revenue and profits as businesses digitize,... boosting the economy’s international competitiveness.
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