United States: Still Waiting for the 'Real' Recovery to Begin
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28 January, 2014 | (01 hr)
Is the United States economy finally bouncing back from the perils of the Great Recession or are we still waiting for the real “recovery” to begin? The debate about America’s growth prospects is taking place in a highly polarized political environment, pitching the need for growth to create jobs for millions of un- or underemployed against the need to address the long-term fiscal challenges, especially those driven by future entitlement obligations related to an aging population.
Can America revive its pace of investment in physical and human capital, and its ability to leverage technology and innovation to grow productivity as crucial ingredients of a sustainable growth strategy? Will the U.S. continue as the cradle of new business development and experimentation in the global economy, or will strong headwinds from the forces of secular decline ultimately put it second to some of the leading emerging markets?
Join The Conference Board’s Chief Economist, Bart van Ark, in a conversation with a country expert and business leader speak about future scenarios for the U.S. economic and business environment.
Based on The Conference Board Global Outlook 2014, this webcast series will explore possible growth scenarios for 7 regions around the globe through 2025. Taking into consideration a range of possible outcomes of key political, social and economic uncertainties in the coming 11 years, our experts will discuss how executives can use this information to think about global business strategies. Each webcast in the series will go in-depth on a single region: US, Europe, China, Brazil, India, Southeast Asia, and Mexico. Join all 7 webcasts to gain the most comprehensive, comparative global perspective.
Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr.
Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr., is executive partner at Madison Dearborn Partners. Prior to joining MDP in 2005, Mr. Kraemer was the chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter International Inc. He currently serves as clinical professor of manag... Full Bio
Martin Fleming is IBM’s Chief Economist and Vice President, Business Performance Services.
In leading the Business Performance Services team, Martin leads an analytics center of competency focused on improving IBM’s business pe... Full Bio
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