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  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    10 January, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Passage of tax law generates further growth momentum for an already strong US Economy

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    10 January, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The outlook for emerging market economies in 2018 remains positive, but geo-economic and political risks remain.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    10 January, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy has stormed into 2018 at full speed. 2017 ends with a yearly output growth of 2.4 percent.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    10 January, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  5. How to Reinvigorate Higher Education for the 21st Century: 13 Recommendations for Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

    04 January, 2018 | Committee for Economic Development

    This policy brief outlines recommendations for Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization which will increase innovation, affordability, and transparency in higher education, while ensuring accountability for students and taxpayers.

  6. China Center Data Flash: Growth holds stable in November

    03 January, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Growth remained broadly steady in November, but the deceleration in industrial production and fixed asset investment in recent months suggests that growth momentum weakened compared to the first half of 2017. 

  7. Human Capital in Review™: Voices from Asia, Vol. 2, No. 1

    03 January, 2018 | Human Capital in Review

    These articles explore what keeps CEOs in Asia awake at night; emerging talent strategies in engagement, inclusiveness, and talent development; and the role of human capital analytics in driving business and talent decisions.


  1. Beyond the Tipping Point? How the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement may or may not affect short- and medium-term investment in energy & emissions

    21 December, 2017 | Research Report

    How does US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement affect energy-related investments? With the world on a path to reduce emissions, US policy may not alter investment decisions in the near term. But future uncertainty over US policy could.

  2. Rethinking Innovation Spending: What the data on intangible investment reveals

    18 December, 2017 | Research Report

    Businesses around the world face a need to better quantify the financial impact of their innovation investments. But our research reveals that companies miss up to four-fifths of their spending on innovation, making any accurate calculation of return difficult. This report outlines a holistic approach for more accurate assessment of innovation spending.

  3. What's Next for 21st-Century HR? Royal Bank of Scotland: Consolidating HR Activities across the Global Organization

    14 December, 2017 | Case Studies

    In the years following the global financial crisis, HR has played a key role in RBS’s recovery process by building its capability in using human capital insight to support “evidence-based management.” 

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