The Conference Board Economics Watch®
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This monthly webcast provides the latest insights from TCB’s Economics Team for the U.S. economy, including the short –term growth forecasts for consumption, investment, labor markets and the aggregate GDP growth.
We will also examine macroeconomic trends in consumer spending and possible transition to stronger growth. Key drivers of the spending outlook include solid employment and confidence gains, better households balance sheet, pent-up demand and continued housing recovery. We will drill down to one sector of the economy, housing, to examine prospects for a higher rentership rate and the implications for on a range of consumer-facing adjacent industries.
Bart van Ark, Ph.D.
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
Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
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.
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Louise Keely is a Senior Vice President at Nielsen and concurrently serves as Chief Research Officer for The Demand Institute. Louise was most recently Intellectual Capital Director at The Cambridge Group, a division of Nielsen that specializes in... Full Bio