The Productivity Imperative: Wealth and Poverty in the Global Economy

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About the Author: Diana Farrell is the director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company's internal economics think tank. McKinsey Global Institute's research combines McKinsey & Company's rigorous understanding of companies and industries with the rigor of leading economic thinking to derive perspectives and publish reports on important global economic issues. The Institute is widely acclaimed as a leading contributor to the economic debate and is prominently featured in international ...
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Overview

About the Author: Diana Farrell is the director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company's internal economics think tank. McKinsey Global Institute's research combines McKinsey & Company's rigorous understanding of companies and industries with the rigor of leading economic thinking to derive perspectives and publish reports on important global economic issues. The Institute is widely acclaimed as a leading contributor to the economic debate and is prominently featured in international publications. To date, MGI has published reports on 15 countries across nearly 30 industry sectors. Under Farrell's leadership, MGI's research agenda has spanned additional, related topics including foreign direct investment, offshoring, capital markets, and the relationship between IT and productivity. Farrell is the co-author, with Lowell Bryan, of Market Unbound, published by Wiley & Sons, 1996. She has also published numerous articles and op-eds. Farrell was previously a McKinsey partner in the Washington, D.C., office and a leader of McKinsey's Global Financial Institutions and Strategy practices. She has served clients around the world in a variety of capacities. Prior to joining McKinsey, Farrell worked with Goldman, Sachs & Company in New York. Farrell is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development, a Board Advisor to the Bay Area Economic Pulse, and a regular contributor in major U.S. and global economic forums.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781422110263
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 12/18/2006
  • Series: Mckinsey Global Institute
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


The productivity imperative     1
The power of productivity     9
Regulation that's good for competition     25
What's right with the US economy     43
Reviving French and German productivity     61
Sweden's golden opportunity     73
Turkey's quest for stable growth     91
Asia: the productivity imperative     109
China and India: the race to growth     131
India: from emerging to surging     145
A richer future for India     165
How Brazil can grow     177
Index     193
About the Authors 215
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