Jaana Remes

Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute

Dr. Jaana Remes is a senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, based in San Francisco. Since 2003, Jaana has co-led MGI’s research on productivity and competitiveness. Her most recent research sheds light on the patterns of global urban growth through the lens of MGI’s global Cityscope database of 2,000 cities. Other recent work has focused on urbanization in Latin America and productivity growth in the US. Her previous research includes an industry perspective on how different policies have contributed to sector competitiveness and growth across the globe; the impact of multinational companies on developing-country economies; as well as in-depth assessments of the barriers to competitiveness and growth in the US, UK, Brazil, and South Korea.