Desirée van Welsum
Economist, Program Lead Business Scenarios
The Conference Board
Desirée van Welsum is an economist, managing The Conference Board Business Scenario Program. She has over 10 years of experience in applied economic research and policy analysis on private and public sectors in the economy. Prior to joining The Conference Board, she worked at the OECD, the UN (UNCTAD and ITU), and the UK National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). She has also worked as a consultant for the RAND Corporation, INSEAD, the European Commission, and the World Bank. She holds a PhD from Birkbeck College (University of London), an MSc from the University of Nottingham, and a Maîtrise from the University of Paris IX Dauphine. She is fluent in English, French and Dutch.
Van Welsum has worked on many research topics, such as the economic impacts of information and Communication Technologies (ICT), including on growth and economic performance, the globalization of services activities and trade, foreign direct investment and offshoring in ICT-enabled services, and business location choices; measuring ICT skills and employment; measuring employment and activities potentially affected by ICT-enabled
Publications by Desirée van WelsumExecutive Action Report
Avoiding the Digital Desert
19 November, 2013