Tackling Europe’s gap in digital and AI
Europe’s average digital gap with the world’s leaders is now being compounded by an emerging gap in artificial intelligence.
The promise and challenge of the age of artificial intelligence
AI promises considerable economic benefits, even as it disrupts the world of work. These three priorities will help achieve good outcomes.
Notes from the AI frontier: Modeling the impact of AI on the world economy
Artificial intelligence has large potential to contribute to global economic activity. But widening gaps among countries, companies, and workers will need to be managed to maximize the benefits.
Outperformers: High-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them
Some emerging economies have grown much faster and more consistently than others. Underlying these success stories is a pro-growth policy agenda and the standout role of large companies.
Solving the productivity puzzle
New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to recover to 2 percent or more.
What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages
In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.
Digital China: Powering the economy to global competitiveness
China, already a global force in digital technologies, is set to experience huge shifts in revenue and profits as businesses digitize, boosting the economy’s international competitiveness.
Making it in America: Revitalizing US manufacturing
The erosion of US manufacturing isn’t a foregone conclusion. The decade ahead—with increased demand, new technology, and value chain optimization—will give the sector a chance to turn around.
Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities
Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side solutions to make progress.
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.
China’s digital economy: A leading global force
China is already more digitized than many observers appreciate and has the potential to set the world’s digital frontier in coming decades.
How artificial intelligence can deliver real value to companies
Companies new to the space can learn a great deal from early adopters who have invested billions into AI and are now beginning to reap a range of benefits.
Technology, jobs, and the future of work
Automation, digital platforms, and other innovations are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can help policy makers, business leaders, and workers move forward.
The brightening mood of European business—and what it means for investment
Executives are increasingly optimistic about the region’s business outlook, but new survey results suggest more work is needed to instill confidence and stability. A few measures could help.