Global Labor Market Outlook (Part 1)
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The global recession has strongly worsened labor market conditions in many countries. Equally noticeable is the large variation across countries in the change in labor market conditions in the last three years. Most advanced countries and Eastern Europe have experienced a large increase in unemployment rates during the past three years. On the other hand, Germany had a lower unemployment rate in 2011 than it did before the recession. Due to faster growth, countries in emerging Asia and Latin America were also more likely to have experienced an improvement in labor market conditions during this period.
This KnowlEdge Series will be of importance to anyone who is interested in discovering how the global recession has impacted labor markets worldwide. Those individuals in human resources, benefits, finance and economics will find the topic especially appealing.
Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Director of Macroeconomic Research
The Conference Board
Gad Levanon is director of macroeconomic research at The Conference Board, where he also leads the labor markets program. He also serves on The Demand Institute™ leadership team.
Levanon created ... Full Bio
Global Labor Market Outlook (Part 1)
Part 1: A US Perspective
16 February, 2012 | ()
This session will discuss the implications of the disappointing recovery in the labor market for compensation and the prospects of talent shortage. We will then present our outlook for the labor market in 2012.
Kathy Bostjancic is director for macroeconomic analysis at The Conference Board. A specialist in the U.S. economy and financial markets, she is a member of the team that produces the U.S. economic forecast and global outlook for The Conference Boa... Full Bio
Global Labor Market Outlook (Part 2)
Part 2: A European Perspective
21 February, 2012 | ()
This session will discuss the labor market implications of the upcoming recession in Europe and the great uncertainty around it. We will focus on the large differences between the labor markets in the core and periphery of Europe.
Bert Colijn is a labor market economist that focuses on the European market. He works on the European Commission FP7 project NEUJOBS, focusing on productivity and economic growth in Europe in 2025. Besides this, he works on developing European ind... Full Bio
Christoph Hilbert, Ph.D.
Christoph Hilbert is Director Human Capital Research Europe at The Conference Board. Christoph is planning, designing and managing distinctive research in the field of labor, education & training, talent and human resource for ... Full Bio
Global Labor Market Outlook (Part 3)
Part 3: An Asia Perspective
23 February, 2012 | ()
As opposed to Europe and the U.S. the main labor market topic in Asia, is talent shortage. We will discuss the outlook for the labor markets in Asia, with a specific focus on China.
Vivian Chen is a senior economist at The Conference Board.
She is responsible for research programs on medium and long-term growth, productivity and competitiveness. Chen leads the development of the Total Economy Database ... Full Bio
Andrew Polk is the resident economist at The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing. Previously, Polk worked at the Institute of International Finance, where he conducted macroeconomic analysis on emerging markets in t... Full Bio