Global Economy Center Publications

2016

  1. Europe 2.0? Four Scenarios for Europe Post-Brexit

    December 2016 | Research Report

    We present four scenarios for how the EU could fare in the medium term after the existential crisis of Brexit. In each scenario, some sectors and industries benefit more than others.

  2. 25 Truths about M&A: Insights from the 3rd Annual Corporate Development Conference

    December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Although mergers & acquisitions activity in early 2016 declined from 2015’s record levels, nearly half of CEOs expect to conduct a domestic transaction this year, and a third expect to do a cross-border deal. 

  3. Sustainability Practices Dashboard

    November 2016 | Research Report

    The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world. 

  4. Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital?

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues Listing

    Based on a literature review, interviews with leading experts, and company examples, this report builds the foundation for a series of reports to be released in the next few years.

  5. China Center Quick Note: The US election-an unexpected de-stabilizer

    November 2016 | China Center Publications

    Donald Trump’s likely behavior toward China is almost entirely unknowable; until more of his intentions are clarified MNC leaders will need to adjust to a period of persistent uncertainty.

  6. China Center Quick Note: New China Model(s) -- Revisiting the MNC Playbook for a Rapidly Changing China

    November 2016 | China Center Publications

    History shows that alignment with and contribution to desired growth model outcomes, as recognized and appreciated from the perspective of China’s leading group at the time, can beget market opportunities for MNCs, quid pro quo.

  7. Navigating the New Digital Economy: Driving Digital Growth and Productivity from Installation to Deployment

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues Listing

    Companies are massively investing in digitization, but the results are variable and trends are moving so quickly that strategizing is very difficult.

  8. Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2017

    November 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2017, including projections for 11 major regions and individual estimates for 33 mature and 32 emerging market economies for 2017, 2017–2022, and 2022–2026.

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    November 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    A projected stabilization in energy and commodity prices may provide a small tailwind for resource-rich economies in 2017, but emerging markets' medium-term growth trend continues to be dominated by weaker growth in  investment and labor supply. 

  10. What is the Global Economic Outlook for 2017?

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues Listing

    As we enter year six of global stagnation, deliverance remains elusive. Uncertainty is causing investment inertia, leaving business to push for new policies in hopes of finding a path to progress.