Tariffs or no tariffs, the pickup in global trade won’t last
April 09 | Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D., Director, Business Cycles and Growth Research, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Slow trade growth will be the dominant feature of the world economy in the coming decade, not because of the latest tariff dispute between the US and China, but because of three longer-term trends, argue Ilaria Maselli and Ataman Ozyildirim.
Long Expansions Do Not Alone Halt Fast Job Creation
April 03 | Brian Schaitkin, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
At the outset of 2017, many economists were concerned by the possibility that tighter labor markets would act to slow employment growth. Perhaps labor shortages will trigger the next recession as firms will cut back production in reaction to rising costs. Right now though the LEI is still signaling good economic times ahead. A long period of frustration with talent shortages and rising labor costs would likely be required for labor alone to be the next black swan.
A State-Level View of 2017 Consumption Patterns
March 05 | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Brian Schaitkin, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The Conference Board provides a state level view of 2017 consumption patterns, using their nowcasts of nominal PCE growth by state.
Emerging Markets In 2018: Six Signs To Watch
January 30 | Abdul Erumban, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Following a largely successful 2017, emerging markets could very well continue making strong economic progress in 2018. This year, it’s evident the growth of many developing economies will hinge on six main factors.
CEOs Must Do These 3 Things To Turbocharge Innovation
November 29 | Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D., Director, Business Cycles and Growth Research, The Conference Board | Victor Assad | Comments (0)
Across the globe, one business challenge has the ear of CEOs like few others: innovation. Six in 10 surveyed executives think the chance to avoid falling behind their competitors has passed. Much of the anxiety from today’s business environment ties back to their commitment – or lack thereof – to innovation.
10 Takeaways from the 2017 Lisboa Web Summit
November 29 | John Metselaar, Co-Leader, Productivity and Innovation Center, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending the renowned Web Summit in Lisboa. While this four-day festival of ideas produced an endless stream of takeaways, here are my top ten...