The Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View
Europe Monthly Series
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This monthly webcast provides the latest insights from TCB’s Economics Team for the Euro Zone as well as the outlook for several of the larger European economies.
As a special topic, this month’s Economic Watch, takes a long term perspective on the growth performance of Europe, taking a deep-dive in the specific characteristics of the growth model of four distinct groups of countries in Europe: “The Integrated Value Chain” (Germany and Central Eastern European countries), “The Global Niche Players” (Baltic and Nordic countries, the Benelux and Ireland), “The Deindustrialization Model” (United Kingdom) and the “Inward Looking Economies” (the Mediterranean economies). Looking at both supply and demand side data, we discuss the implications of this grouping from a business perspective.
Bart van Ark, Ph.D.
Bart van Ark is executive vice president and chief economist 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 indicators and growth forecasts a... Full Bio
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