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Building a more competitive US manufacturing sector

– A fresh sense of urgency and new opportunities could give the sector momentum.

Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis?

– Bold innovation by some firms under pressure of the pandemic could deliver a productivity dividend, but that depends on corporate action broadening and robust demand.

The consumer demand recovery and lasting effects of COVID-19

– The pandemic led to an unprecedented consumption shock across countries that upended long-standing consumer habits. But what happens once the pandemic is over?

COVID-19 Analysis

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The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously... estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.
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COVID-19: Making the case for robust digital financial infrastructure

– The pandemic has been a tough, real-life stress test for government disbursement schemes, highlighting opportunities but also... gaps and vulnerabilities.
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Nextdoor’s CEO on supporting communities through COVID-19

– The neighborhood app aims to create ‘strong weak ties’ during the crisis that help its neighbors persevere.
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COVID-19 has revived the social contract in advanced economies—for now. What will stick once the crisis abates?

– Massive government spending has sought to shield individuals from the economic consequences of the pandemic, reversing a long-term... trend of institutional pullback in the social contract.

Discussion papers and briefings

FEATURED RESEARCH

Risk, resilience, and rebalancing in global value chains

– Companies need an understanding of their exposure, vulnerabilities, and potential losses to inform resilience strategies.

The social contract in the 21st century

– Economic outcomes and the relationship between individuals and institutions have shifted for workers, consumers, and savers in advanced economies.

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.

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James Manyika speaks with Richard Haass about businesses as ‘global entities’

– “We’ve got to expect that we’re going to be in a world of greater, not less, geopolitical turbulence,” explains the author of The World: A Brief Introduction.
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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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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.

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Explore the future of work in Europe

– Technology and structural shifts in the economy are reshaping the workplace and will continue to do so after the COVID-19 crisis... abates.
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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.

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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.

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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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