The world’s wealth has increased vastly over the past two decades－and nowhere as much as in China. Its share of global net worth was the highest among 10 countries included in MGI’s The Rise and Rise of the Global Balance Sheet report that explores the[…]
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The digitized, dematerialized, knowledge-based economy is already here and spreading, and offers huge potential value. The challenge for firms and policymakers is to manage the transition in a way that benefits the many and not just the few, write Eric Hazan, Jonathan Haskel and Stian[…]
Asia is the world’s consumption growth engine—miss Asia and you could miss half the global picture, a $10 trillion consumption growth opportunity over the next decade, write Jeongmin Seong and Tiago Devaso in Brookings Future Development blog.
China’s consumption story is evolving. Rising incomes still matter, but the primary feature of the next decade may very well be the impact of sweeping demographic and social change that is coinciding with the rapid march of technology. To find the consumers who will drive[…]
Digital finance has many aspects that can improve the workings of emerging economies and further the cause of sustainable development. Open data for finance, where financial data is shared digitally among financial institutions with limited effort or manipulation, is a powerful tool to that end,[…]
Just when consumers think it’s safe to draw down their pandemic reserve of toilet paper, many are finding stockouts and price increases on other products. Unexpected price increases on a wide range of products raise questions about when consumer product markets will return to normal.[…]
Today, Black Americans face stubborn gaps between their economic position and that of white people. Research estimates a $220 billion annual wage disparity versus a parity scenario, with Black workers currently concentrated in low-wage jobs, underrepresented in higher-paying occupations, and paid less than white workers[…]
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of global supply chains and highlighted the public health and national security implications of supply chain vulnerability. Policy reactions have focused on limiting exports and encouraging domestic production. But building supply chain resilience will require a more rigorous[…]
Eliminating racial barriers for Black Americans could initiate a wave of growth, dynamism and productivity, write Shelley Stewart and Michael Chui in CNN Business.
To determine how enduring pandemic-spurred shifts may be, we examined a wide array of behaviors across five countries – China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States — using a “stickiness” test that takes into account the preferences of consumers and workers as[…]