Americas

The economic state of Black America: What is and what could be

– Closing racial gaps across the economy is not only about righting historic wrongs. It is also about choosing a more dynamic future and realizing the full potential of a massively underutilized source of talent, to the benefit of all Americans.

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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?

Rethinking the future of American capitalism

– American capitalism has evolved time and again, and we may be poised for another such shift. Will the future of capitalism involve... tweaks, reforms, or wholesale change?

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.

Will mortgages and markets stay afloat in Florida?

– Flood risk is rising in Florida due to climate change. How exposed is residential real estate—both directly and indirectly—and... what can be done to manage the risks?

Can coastal cities turn the tide on rising flood risk?

– Coastal cities are on the front line of flooding. Two very different cities, Ho Chi Minh City and Bristol, help illustrate variations... in risks and approaches to adaptation.

Latin America’s missing middle of midsize firms and middle-class spending power

– Digital could help the region reboot inclusive growth and regain lost ground.

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.

The new dynamics of financial globalization

– Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form... of financial globalization is emerging.

Do American workers feel they can ‘make it’?

– Whether people in the United States believe they can thrive economically in a digitally disrupted world depends strongly on the... amount of education they’ve attained, according to a new survey.

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada

– Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s... potential could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses.

How to counter three threats to growth in Latin America

– The region needs to remove obstacles to competitiveness, pursue digitization, raise skills, and improve economic fundamentals.
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