The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
Emerging Markets Quaterly Series
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Bart van Ark will be joined by special guests to review the current forecast for China, the Asia-Pacific Region and India, along with analysis of special topics of current interest.
Is the commodity boom over? With the global economy weak, and demand from major Emerging Markets (EMs) decelerating, in recent months prices for a range of commodities have cratered. How will these price swings affect EMs’ economic performance? For many EMs, strengthening countercyclical fiscal and monetary policies, as well as transforming to a less commodity-intensive economic growth model, has become a necessity to buffer against commodity price volatilities. This webcast will examine the winners and losers in these economies and outline the implications for future growth.
Bart van Ark
Bart van Ark is executive vice president and chief economist of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts, as well as indepth global economic... Full Bio
Jing Sima-Friedman is an economist at The Conference Board. She joined The Conference Board in 2000 and has since been working in the U.S. and Global Business Cycle Indicators Program. She specializes in business and growth cycle analysis and help... Full Bio