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Sree Ramaswamy

MGI Partner, Washington DC
Leads research on digitization, competition, and the impact of multinational companies on the global economy

About Sree

Sree Ramaswamy is a Partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm. He leads research on the economics of digitization and the economics of multinational corporations. He is responsible for shaping MGI’s research initiatives, leading research on trends in competition, technology, and global forces influencing multinationals.

Sree is also a co-leader of MGI’s research on North America, and has authored reports and articles on the ongoing digital transformation of the US economy, on new investment opportunities, on opportunities and challenges for the NAFTA region, and the role of US multinational firms in the global economy. Sree is a frequent speaker at conferences, policymaker, business, and media roundtables, and media briefings on topics related to his core research and to MGI’s broader themes around global forces, technology, trade and investment, and the global and US economic outlook. His research is frequently cited in the Economist, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, and Wall Street Journal among other publications.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Sree spent a decade in the US telecom and aerospace sector. He worked in regulatory affairs and engineering research for broadband satellite networks and holds three patents. He has an MBA and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in engineering and telecommunications. Sree is based in Washington, DC.

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Selected published work

US small-business recovery after the COVID-19 crisis,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

What history can teach us about the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic,” Fortune, June 2020

The ‘war’ on COVID-19: What real wars do (and don’t) teach us about the economic impact of the pandemic,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

What every CEO needs to know about ‘superstar’ companies,” McKinsey Global Institute, April 2019

What's driving superstar companies, industries, and cities,” Harvard Business Review, October 2018

‘Superstars’: The dynamics of firms, sectors, and cities leading the global economy,” McKinsey Global Institute, October 2018

Creating an effective workforce system for the new economy," McKinsey & Company, July 2018

The first step to fixing US manufacturing,” Harvard Business Review, November 2017

Making it in America: Revitalizing US manufacturing,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2017

The case against corporate short-termism,” Milken Institute Review, September 2017

Global growth, local roots: The shift toward emerging markets,” McKinsey & Company, August 2017

"Making it in America,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2017

How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2017

How technology is reshaping supply and demand for natural resources,” McKinsey Global Institute, February 2017

Here’s how to get the U.S. economy to grow 3.5% or more,” Fortune, December 2016

Why investors may need to lower their sights,” McKinsey Global Institute, April 2016

Secular stagnation and low investment: Breaking the vicious cycle—a discussion paper,” McKinsey Global Institute, April 2016

The new global competition for corporate profits,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2015

No ordinary disruption: The four global forces breaking all the trends,” McKinsey Global Institute

Management intuition for the next 50 years,” McKinsey Quarterly, September 2014

Lions go global: Deepening Africa’s ties to the United States,” McKinsey Global Institute, August 2014


Columbia Business School

University of Pittsburgh
MS, telecommunications