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Consumer Dynamics Center Publications


  1. China Center Research Brief: China Consumption Growth Is Likely to Uptick in 2018

    March 2018 | China Center Publications

    Despite a moderate slowing in 2017, household consumption growth should uptick somewhat in 2018 as a delayed response to the growth in disposable income that occurred in 2017.

  2. China Center Research Brief: Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    Despite the end of the one-child policy in 2016 and hopes of a new “baby boom,” the reality is that China’s attempt to politically reengineer its demographic outlook will require decades, not years. 

  3. Economics Watch - China View: Growth Slowed In December, But Leading Indicators Suggest A Near-Term Uptick

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    Growth slowed in China in December in fixed asset investment, industrial production, and retail sales. But The Conference Board LEI for China suggests strengthening growth momentum, in particular due to a relatively strong outlook for consumption. 

  4. China Center Chart Deck: Assessing the comparative economic risk levels of Chinese provinces

    January 2018 | China Center Publications

    Data show provincial economic risk levels generally decreased in 2016; heading into 2018, the risk status is likely similar, or even improved, since YE2016. However, risk levels remain elevated.

  5. Impact of Demographic Trends on US Consumer Spending: Incorporating the Effect of Race/Ethnicity

    January 2018 | Key Business Issues

    US population growth over the next decade is likely to vary dramatically by age, race/ethnicity, and geography, which will create differences in consumer spending growth across products and regions.

  6. Power of More Foreign-Born Workers: How Raising Immigration Levels Can Boost US Economic Growth

    January 2018 | Committee for Economic Development

    New immigrants between the ages of 18 and 35 provide a human capital contribution to the US economy worth more than $300 billion per year.

  7. Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence

    January 2018 | CEO Confidence

    The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence is based on chief executives' attitudes and expectations regarding the overall state of the economy as well as their own industry.


  1. Total Economy Database

    November 2017 | Publication

    The Conference Board Total Economy Database™ is a comprehensive database with annual data covering GDP, population, employment, hours, labor quality, capital services, labor productivity, and total factor productivity for about 123 countries in the world.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    September 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic outlook continues brightening for rest of 2017.

  3. China Center Chart Dive: Changes in discretionary spending patterns indicate emergent consumerism in China

    September 2017 | China Center Publications

    Even as discretionary spending is on the rise, Chinese spending on basic necessities remains relatively high compared to richer nations.