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  • About the Author: Klaas de Vries

    Klaas de Vries is an economist with The Conference Board. He closely follows developments in the global economy and researches the structural drivers of global growth and competitiveness relating to p…

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04 Dec. 2020 | Comments (0)
Comparing the economic impact of the spring and fall lockdowns in Europe
Most European countries went into a second lockdown in November. How will this lockdown impact economic growth, jobs and business confidence? The shor…

17 Aug. 2020 | Comments (0)
European Levels of Productivity Likely to Recover in 2020
In an interview with prepaid-card solution Soldo, Klass de Vries explains the prospects for European productivity levels in the wake of this spring's …

11 May. 2020 | Comments (0)
We need to look at productivity by industry to understand the depth of this crisis
As of May 4, 42 percent of the total French workforce was either fully or partially unemployed, representing 12 percent of total annual hours worked …

16 Apr. 2020 | Comments (0)
Vive la France: a government system to save jobs by temporarily furloughing workers
Unemployment insurance claims soared by over 16 million in the US in the last two weeks of March and the first week of April. There are no comparable …

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