We analyze how economic, financial, industrial and trade network structures broaden and deepen and how countries and cities are positioned within these networks. We gauge how different countries and regions in the global economy are connected to global flows.
What we see where we operate
We gauge how different countries and regions in the global economy are connected to global flows. Any attempt to build a comprehensive view of all relevant global flows is an ambitious project and we acknowledge that our analysis is far from complete. Data limitations—both over time and also across all aspects of the flows—have constrained our ability to draw a fully comprehensive picture; additionally, while we know a great deal, in a data-driven sense, about trade and financial flows, we know much less about services, people, data and communication flows.
How we combine information
Our approach has been to combine macro analysis using available data with micro data, where possible, and to bring to bear industry and geographic expertise and examples to illustrate the trends we see in the data.
However, we believe that businesses and policy makers must work together to improve the available data so that, collectively, we can more fully understand their impact. We regard the insights portion of the site as a first foray into an area to which we will return as we know more. We hope that others will join us in this effort.
Accurate, relevant, timely, clear, and concise
We publish insights that are accurate, relevant, timely, clear, and concise. Our articles contribute to our mission to help the people we work with understand
the forces transforming the global economy, to identify strategic locations and to prepare for the next wave of growth. As with all our articles, they are
independent and have not been commissioned or sponsored in any way by any business, government, or other institution, although they have benefited from the input and collaborations with the people and organizations with which we interact with daily.
Our work is founded on a rigorous understanding of every client’s institutional context, sector dynamics,and macroeconomic environment We study markets, trends, and emerging best practices, in every industry and region, locally and globally. Please see some of our selected insights, both past and present.