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In addition to our regular outlook for the Euro Area, this webcast examines some new evidence concerning estimates of the region’s integration in the global value chain. Despite all the discussion about weak growth and competitiveness in Europe, how many jobs in Europe are actually related to global production? And, in addition to manufacturing jobs, how many of those jobs are in other sectors of the economy, including, in particular, services? Where are Europe’s strengths and weaknesses in this respect? Listen to this webcast to learn more.

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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
Economist
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

Bert Colijn

Bert Colijn
Senior Economist, Europe
The Conference Board

Bert Colijn is a senior 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 indicator... Full Bio

Marcel Timmer

Marcel Timmer
Professor of Economic Growth and Development
University of Groningen

Marcel Timmer is professor of Economic Growth and Development at the University of Groningen and director of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC). He participates in various international programs funded by the National Science Found... Full Bio

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