Business & Economics Portfolio
Research Insights & Top-Line Indicators from The Conference Board
Accessible, affordable, and authoritative research for colleges and universities. Essential economic data coupled with superior business management research and insights. Over 1,000 references from the world’s most widely quoted private source of management and economic intelligence.
New: Economic data in historical context
For years, college and university libraries have benefited from the superior business management and economic research and insights of The Conference Board. Now, we are adding historical data for our economic indicators. These important barometers are relied on by governments, CEOs, economists, risk and portfolio managers, and others who track economies and markets. The Conference Board is making this topline dataset available in user-friendly Excel spreadsheets and proprietary charts. The dataset includes:
The Conference Board Composite Indexes for the U.S.
This group of statistical time series has proven useful in analyzing the alternating waves of economic expansion and contraction, i.e., the business cycle. The three indexes are useful summary measures because as averages, they tend to smooth out much of the volatility of individual series.
The Conference Board Leading Economic Index ® (LEI)
The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index ® (CEI)
The Conference Board Lagging Economic Index ® (LAG)
Data series: January 1959- present
Consumer Confidence Index® (CCI)
The widely watched, highly accurate gauge of consumer spending and perceptions.
Consumer Confidence Index
Present Situation Index
Data series: January 1959- present
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI)
The Employment Trends Index aggregates eight labor-market indicators, each of which has proven accurate in its own area. Aggregating individual indicators into a composite index filters out so-called “noise” to show underlying trends more clearly.
Data series: November 1973- present
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™
This quarterly survey of approximately 100 CEOs in a wide range of industries details chief executives’ attitudes and expectations regarding the overall state of the economy as well as their own industry.
Data series: January 1976- present
Plus, users have a direct link to:
The Conference Board Total Economy Database a comprehensive database with annual data covering GDP, population, employment, hours, labor quality, capital services, labor productivity, and total factor productivity for over 100 countries.
Access to the best business and economic research, including:
The Conference Board Economics Watch™
Economics Watch Monthly Economic Series Report Key economic indicators complied into one document. Included are:
U.S. Economic Forecast
11 Leading Economic Indexes—In addition to the U.S., LEIs for: Australia, China, the Euro Area, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Spain, and the U.K.
Consumer Confidence Index
The Conference Board Employment Trends Index ™(ETI)
The Conference Board Help-Wanted Online Data Series™(HWOL)
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence
Consumer Internet Barometer
2011 Productivity Brief
Global Economic Outlook 2011
Economics Watch Quarterly View for Europe
Economics Watch Quarterly View for Asia
Economics Watch -- U.S. View (Monthly) -- Provides U.S. economic forecasts and insights to both global and domestic businesses.
StraightTalk® from Chief Economist Bart van Ark. A quarterly journal, plus a special issue, The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook
Primary research on topics such as labor force dynamics, innovation, foreign currency exchange, and productivity.
“StraightTalk is a good way to keep up with what's happening to the economy - and an intelligent discussion of what's in store—when you don't have the whole Federal Reserve staff to do it for you.”
– Paul Volcker, 1st Chair of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board and former Chairman, Federal Reserve
Business management research includes full Research Reports, Executive Action series, Directors Notes from our Governance Center and more than 250 recorded webcasts. In addition, we offer access to The Conference Board Review, our lively magazine of topical business ideas and opinion (online and quarterly print editions) and our new Conference KeyNotes, which provide desktop access to highlights from our signature conferences (video presentations and summary reports.)
Our research addresses business management issues in four key areas:
Economies, Markets & Value Creation
Innovation & Productivity
Citizenship & Sustainability
Governance & Corporate Values
Strategy & Leadership
Corporate Finance & Measurement
Marketing & Communications
Diversity & Inclusion
Evidence-based Human Resources
Strategic Workforce Planning
Over 1000 research reports, articles, and thought pieces:
Research reports in full text.
Key Findings for selected reports
Executive Action Reports – brief reports of the latest knowledge, thought, and best practice
information on critical issues
The Conference Board Review Winner of the Golden Page Award, our lively periodical of topical ideas and opinion has been characterized as “the magazine for the thinking business person.” Published quarterly in print and online.
“The Conference Board reports have clout and credibility.”
Conference KeyNotes Desktop access to highlights from our signature conferences (over 30 annually.) Video footage of two headline presentations followed by recorded Q&A that further enhances the real-world context. Supplemented with summary reports of Conference Highlights and Key Findings.
Economics Watch and Business Management webcasts Topics range from corporate ethics and compliance programs to strategic workforce planning to brand communications.
The Conference Board is a global, independent, business membership and research association working in the public interest. Our work is informed by a cross-industry perspective and enhanced by contributions from the world’s leading companies. We take the real-time pulse of senior executives and continuously engage in addressing their most pressing business issues. The Conference Board is a non-advocacy, not-for-profit entity holding 501© (3) tax-exempt status in the U.S.
How it works
All faculty, students, staff, and authorized users on your network can access the Business & Economics Portfolio through authorized IP addresses – no passwords necessary. Reports are formatted as PDF files. Economic indicators are in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and charts.
Economic data are provided for analysis purposes only, not for redistribution, publishing, data-basing, or public posting without express written permission. Librarians may print individual articles for delivery under their interlibrary loan procedures. No electronic forwarding of material is permitted. We provide usage reports when requested. We consider each contiguous campus in a city area as one site. Every site requires a separate membership, but there is no size limit on the network of users at each site. In some instances, satellite campuses can be included in a single contiguous campus membership.
Special access for educators
The Conference Board regards educational institutions and libraries as partners in our mission to help business enhance performance and better serve society. We subsidize Educational Associate membership so users can access the same quality research as industry and government leaders. We offer annual site licenses for the Business & Economics Portfolio exclusively to educational institutions and libraries.
Educator discount for The Conference Board conferences – 50% off our member rate for all faculty and staff.
Annual Subscription: $1,575
Subscribe now and add the Business & Economics Portfolio to your collection. Print out and return a signed copy of the site license and registration form via fax to (1) 212 836 3890, or mail license and payment to:
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