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Investing in productivity growth

– It’s time to raise investment and catch the next productivity wave.

Geopolitics and the geometry of global trade

– Global trade patterns are reconfiguring. More shifts are likely and businesses need to be aware of the potential trade-offs of different paths ahead.

Accelerating Europe: Competitiveness for a new era

– Turbulent times have highlighted new fragilities in Europe’s economies. Addressing them could be the catalyst for a new wave of competitiveness and growth.

An affordable, reliable, competitive path to net zero

– A successful net-zero transition will require achieving not one objective but four. We offer a guide to getting it right.


Asia on the cusp of a new era

– Asia will be the furnace in which a new era is forged—and may experience heightened versions of global challenges.

From poverty to empowerment: Raising the bar for sustainable and inclusive growth

– What would it take to raise minimum living standards and get on a net-zero path in this decade? Our research explores twin ambitions for people and the planet.

Generative AI and the future of work in America

– Which jobs will be in demand? Which ones are shrinking? And which ones could be hardest to fill?

What could a new era mean for Latin America?

– Current global challenges could usher in a new era. What might this mean for Latin American economies?

Empty spaces and hybrid places: The pandemic’s lasting impact on real estate

– Real estate in the world’s superstar cities has not kept up with shifts in behavior caused by the pandemic. The cities’ vibrancy is at risk, and they will have to adapt.

The economic potential of generative AI: The next productivity frontier

– Generative AI is poised to unleash the next wave of productivity. We take a first look at where business value could accrue and the potential impacts on the workforce.

Reimagining economic growth in Africa: Turning diversity into opportunity

– Africa’s economy downshifted over the last decade, yet half of its people live in countries that have thrived on the continent. Africa has the human capital and natural resources to accelerate productivity and reimagine its economic growth, which is, more than ever, vital for the welfare of the world.

The future of wealth and growth hangs in the balance

– The past two decades have generated $160 trillion in paper wealth but sluggish growth and rising inequality. What comes next?

Rekindling US productivity for a new era

– Regaining historical rates of productivity growth would add $10 trillion to US GDP—a boost needed to confront workforce shortages, debt, inflation, and the energy transition.

Performance through people: Transforming human capital into competitive advantage

– A dual focus on developing people and managing them well gives a select group of companies a long-term performance edge.

The complication of concentration in global trade

– Concentration in the origins of traded products is widespread, prompting questions about whether to diversify or decouple.

Pixels of Progress: A granular look at human development around the world

– Our world is big and complex, but human progress is still about life on the ground, up close and in detail.


Chris Bradley

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Sydney

Kweilin Ellingrud

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Minneapolis

Sylvain Johansson

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Geneva

Sven Smit

McKinsey Global Institute Chair and Senior Partner, Amsterdam

Olivia White

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Bay Area

Lola Woetzel

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai

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Affordability, reliability, and industrial competitiveness will make or break the net-zero transition. Here’s how

– World leaders are confronting the challenge of turning ambitious climate commitments into action. They are naturally focused on... the essential objective of reducing global emissions quickly. However, the vital work of ensuring a successful net-zero transition will require us to take into account three additional objectives: affordability, reliability, and industrial competitiveness, write Mekala Krishnan Daniel Pacthod, and Sven Smit in Fortune.
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Asia’s new era: Optimism tempered by geopolitical realities

– The heightened turbulence of the past few years, including the pandemic and geopolitical fracturing at a time of sweeping technological... change, gives the world a distinctly uncertain feel. Given all this change, we may well be transitioning to a new era with different economic and political dynamics. In this new era, Asia feels like it is center stage, writes Kweilin Ellingrud in Forbes.

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