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2017

  1. Corporate Income Tax Reform in 2017? (Policy Brief)

    01 March, 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    A reformed individual income tax should make it possible to reduce the corporate income tax burden and, therefore, to increase the competitiveness of US producers and job creators.

  2. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Uncertainty and Global Growth Make Strange Bedfellows

    28 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Globally, 2017 growth is projected at about 2.9 percent—a notch up from earlier projections. For the medium term, there are no signs as yet that policy changes will raise the trend. 

  3. DNA of Engagement 2017: Engagement Ecosystem

    28 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    DNA of Engagement 2017: Engagement Ecosystem

  4. DNA of Engagement 2017 Diagnostic Tool

    28 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Diagnostic tool: DNA of Engagement 2017

  5. DNA of Engagement: CEO Business Implications

    27 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Higher levels of employee engagement lead to greater productivity. This report outlines six strategies CEOs can implement to help employees play a greater role in managing their own engagement. 

  6. DNA of Engagement: CHRO Business Implications

    27 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    This report explains the role of individual employees in managing their engagement and provides strategies CHROs can implement to foster employee ownership of engagement throughout the talent management life cycle including: acquisition/onboarding, career development, training, performance/recognition, and retention.

  7. DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Can Foster Employee Ownership of Engagement

    27 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    We are in an employee engagement crisis. This report explains how everyone in the organization, including employees, can play a role in creating an engaged workforce. Includes case studies.

  8. China Center Chart Dive: A Balancing Act—Tightening Credit in Financial Markets, Pushing Credit into the Corporate Sector

    24 February, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Beginning late last year, the Chinese government signaled a policy shift from “pro-growth” to “risk containment.”

  9. China Center Chart Dive: Be Aware of China's Impending Retirement Surge

    24 February, 2017 | China Center Publications

    The age-group composition of China’s population has reached a critical turning point: over the next 15 years, its old-age dependency ratio will double.

  10. China Center Chart Dive: Mining Trump's China Tweets—Just 'Flash,' or Indicators of the New China Policy Ideology?

    15 February, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Analyzing President Trump’s pre-inauguration Twitter statements on China may be one lens for assessing future policy directions.

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