November 2013

20 November, 2013 | (01 hr)

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Uncertainty in economic and labor market conditions is not unique to the United States. Understanding global labor markets is imperative in assessing international business and human capital objectives. TCB economists will discuss the overall 2014 U.S. labor market outlook and provide an overview of The Conference Board’s International Labor Comparisons program. For the U.S. and other worldwide economies, main trends in unemployment, inflation, compensation, and productivity will be reviewed, along with TCB’s updated 2014 economic forecasts.

As global interdependence intensifies, businesses increasingly need reliable measures of international competitiveness. Webcast participants will gain insights into key indicators of competitiveness impacting their businesses.

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Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D. Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization and Human Capital Practice Lead
The Conference Board

Rebecca Ray serves as the Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization for The Conference Board. In this role, she has oversight of the research planning and dissemination process for all three practices areas (Corporate Leadership, Economy &a... Full Bio


Kathy Bostjancic

Kathy Bostjancic
Director, U.S. Macro Investor Services
Oxford Economics

Kathy has extensive experience providing insightful global economic and financial market analysis and forecasts to institutional and retail investors and Fortune 500 business leaders and professionals. She has a deep understanding of U.S. monetary... Full Bio

Elizabeth Crofoot

Elizabeth Crofoot
Senior Economist, International Labor Comparisons Program
The Conference Board

Elizabeth Crofoot is a Senior Economist with The Conference Board’s International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program. With over a decade of experience in international data comparisons, she leads the program in developing comparative measures o... Full Bio


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