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COVID-19 Analysis

Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Programming life: An interview with Jennifer Doudna

– The co-discoverer of CRISPR-Cas9 speaks with partner Michael Chui about how genetics technology can expand coronavirus testing... and what the future holds for the Bio Revolution.
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Crushing coronavirus uncertainty: The big ‘unlock’ for our economies

– To safeguard lives and livelihoods, we must restore confidence.
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How technology is safeguarding health and livelihoods in Asia

– Six technology-enabled interventions by Asian governments and businesses shaped the region’s early response to COVID-19.
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COVID-19 and jobs: Monitoring the US impact on people and places

– A clearer picture of the sectors, regions, and demographic groups at risk is emerging.

LATEST RESEARCH

The Bio Revolution: Innovations transforming economies, societies, and our lives

– Advances in biological science could transform economies and societies, helping to tackle global challenges from climate change to pandemics.

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

– How could Earth’s changing climate impact socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades? A yearlong, cross-disciplinary research effort at McKinsey & Company provides some answers.

Affordable housing in Los Angeles: Delivering more—and doing it faster

– Addressing the housing shortage is an opportunity to reimagine Los Angeles.

Discussion papers and briefings

FEATURED RESEARCH

Connected world: An evolution in connectivity beyond the 5G revolution

– Connectivity is undergoing evolutionary change in most parts of the world—and, in select areas, a genuine leap into the frontier.

Inequality: A persisting challenge and its implications

– While the wealth gap has narrowed globally, inequality within advanced economies has increased since the 1980s.

The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation

– Concerted and creative new solutions are needed to enable women to seize new opportunities in the automation age; without them, women may fall further behind in the world of work.

OUR PEOPLE

James Manyika

Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, San Francisco

Sven Smit

Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, Amsterdam

Jonathan Woetzel

MGI Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai

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Featured Media

Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

A happy warrior: Mellody Hobson on mentorship, diversity, and feedback

– The co-CEO of Ariel Investments shares honest thoughts about pushing for diversity in corporate America and reflects on her path to success.

The New World of Work Podcast

The McKinsey Global Institute explores how technologies like automation and artificial intelligence are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills and education we need to work.

Our Data

Interactive

Vulnerable US jobs by demographic group

Low-wage, minority, and younger workers are most likely to hold jobs at risk from COVID-19.
Interactive - McKinsey Global Institute

America’s future of work

– As intelligent machines enter the workplace, some occupations are shrinking. At the same time, the economy is generating new jobs—although... they may be different occupations in different locations. What does the future of work hold for places and people across the United States?
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Visualizing global debt

– See how the debt of 51 countries has evolved since 2000 in an interactive data visualization.

MGI IN THE NEWS

Reports issued by the McKinsey Global Institute are often cited in international media, and MGI authors frequently contribute to leading business publications.
Article - STAT

The Bio Revolution is changing business and society

Rapid and ever-cheaper DNA sequencing has deepened our understanding of how biology works and tools such as CRISPR are now... being used to recode biology to treat diseases or make crops less vulnerable to climate change, write Matthias Evers and Michael Chui in STAT.

Article - Milken Institute review

It's time to build 21st century companies: Learning to thrive in a radically different world

The great forces of technology and globalization continue to open new markets and forge the potential for new business models,... while also fueling new competition and creating unanticipated complications that leading firms will need to navigate, write James Manyika and Monique Tuin in Milken Institute review.

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