Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark
Chief Economist
The Conference Board

November 2014

Barring major geopolitical upheaval, global economic growth will hold at 3.4 percent in 2015. In this issue of StraightTalk, The Conference Board Chief Economist Bart van Ark looks at the long-term business implications of the slowing growth trend that is ahead of us. Downsides to the outlook relate to intensifying political and economic risks; upsides relate to the ability of policy and business to invest in people, raise productivity, and rebuild public trust and confidence.

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StraightTalk is a quarterly publication from the Chief Economist of The Conference Board. It provides economic research, objective analysis, and forecasts to help new economy business executives assess economic conditions impacting their markets.

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