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Despite remaining apart from the Euro Area, the U.K. economy maintains close trading relations with nearby continental economies. However, its economic structure and regulatory approach differs greatly from most European economies. During this webcast, Bart van Ark, chief economist of The Conference Board, and guest speaker Simon Tilford, chief economist at the Centre for European Reform, discuss how these structural and regulatory differences may help or hinder the recovery in the United Kingdom and in continental European economies.


Bart van Ark, Ph.D.

Bart van Ark, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President., Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist & chief strategy officer of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicat... Full Bio

Brian Schaitkin

Brian Schaitkin
The Conference Board

Brian Schaitkin is an economist at The Conference Board. Schaitkin joined The Conference Board in 2007 as a research analyst for the Global Indicators Research Institute program. Schaitkin helped develop The Conference Board Leading Ec... Full Bio

Simon Tilford

Simon Tilford
Chief Economist
Centre for European Reform

Simon Tilford, Chief Economist at the Centre for European Reform in London, works on the political economy of the Euro Area, fiscal and monetary policy, supply-side reforms in the EU, innovation policy, competition policy, social inequality, envir... Full Bio


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