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LATEST RESEARCH

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.

Global flows: The ties that bind in an interconnected world

– Economic and political turbulence have prompted speculation that the world is already deglobalizing. But the evidence suggests that global integration is here to stay, albeit with nuance.

On the cusp of a new era?

– Current economic and political turbulence could presage the start of a new era that is structurally very different with a new narrative of progress.

Human capital at work: The value of experience

– Human capital represents two-thirds of wealth for the average individual—and work experience contributes almost half of that value.

COVID-19 Analysis

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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.
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What’s next for consumers, workers, and companies in the post-COVID-19 recovery

– Many changes in business models and consumer behavior during the pandemic will stick, but action will be needed to ensure the... rebound is not uneven.
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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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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?

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FEATURED RESEARCH

The rise and rise of the global balance sheet: How productively are we using our wealth?

– Net worth has tripled since 2000, but the increase mainly reflects valuation gains in real assets, especially real estate, rather than investment in productive assets that drive our economies.

A new look at how corporations impact the economy and households

– We map the different ways in which the economic value that large companies create flows to households in OECD economies and examine what has changed in the past quarter-century.

Risk, resilience, and rebalancing in global value chains

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

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McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Minneapolis

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

Olivia White

McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Bay Area

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McKinsey Global Institute Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai

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Meet The US Workers Who Are Going It Alone—and Feeling Good About It

– A large and growing slice of the American workforce has no employer-provided health care or 401(k)s to build retirement savings,... and they have to pay twice as much into Social Security as their peers. These individuals don’t get paid time off and must cover their own business expenses, and their earnings can be subject to unpredictable swings. But here’s the kicker: It turns out that this group is more optimistic than the rest of the US workforce, writes Kweilin Ellingrud in Forbes.
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The Cusp of a New Era?

– Years of remarkable progress in health, wealth, education, and the deepening of global interconnections have made people much... better off overall. But the world has entered a new period of turbulence, and it remains to be seen what new rules and institutions will emerge from it, writes Chris Bradley in Project Syndicate.

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