Why investors may need to lower their sights
The forces that have driven exceptional investment returns over the past 30 years are weakening, and even reversing. It may be time for investors to lower their expectations.
Urban world: The global consumers to watch
Dramatic demographic shifts are transforming the world’s consumer landscape. Our new research finds just three groups of consumers are set to generate half of global urban consumption growth from...
The power of parity: Advancing women's equality in the United States
Digital globalization: The new era of global flows
Soaring flows of data and information now generate more economic value than the global goods trade.
Globalization for the little guy
Digitization has opened the door for emerging economies, small businesses, and individuals to participate directly in globalization.
Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores
While the most advanced sectors, companies, and individuals push the boundaries of technology use, the US economy as a whole is realizing only 18 percent of its digital potential.
Moving Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond oil
Saudi Arabia must realize the potential of its non-oil economy through a productivity-led transformation.
How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth
A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality.
The new global competition for corporate profits
Executives should brace themselves: a new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that a 30-year period of unprecedented corporate-profit growth is drawing to a close.
South Africa’s bold priorities for inclusive growth
Sluggish growth has left many pessimistic about the country’s economic outlook, but five actions could add 1.1 percent ($87 billion) to annual GDP and create millions of jobs by 2030.
The Internet of Things: Five critical questions
How do industry experts view the development of the Internet of Things, and what would they change?
Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things
If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025.
A window of opportunity for Europe
The region could achieve economic growth of 2 to 3 percent annually by undertaking supply-side reforms and boosting investment and job-creation efforts.