McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
Dr. Jaana Remes is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm, based in San Francisco, and the lead author of a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute on Mexico’s growth performance: A tale of two Mexicos: Growth and prosperity in a two-speed economy. Since 2003, Dr. Remes has led MGI's research on productivity, urbanization, competitiveness, and growth. Her most recent research looks at the cities and the shifting global company landscape, the rising urban consuming class and shifting economic power of cities, as well as the patterns of urban growth and renewal across the Americas. Other recent work sheds light on the changing global manufacturing landscape through case studies of diverse industries and draws implications for companies and policy makers. Prior to joining MGI, Jaana was a consultant on McKinsey corporate finance and strategy projects in the US and Mexico, primarily working with software, semiconductor, and financial sector clients. Before joining McKinsey, she worked as a research fellow and consultant at several international development agencies and universities.