Global Economy Center Publications


  1. Fixing America’s Roads and Bridges:The Path Forward

    April 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    Transportation is a critical aspect of the US economy but capital investments in this important infrastructure are not keeping pace. In this policy brief, CED recommends actions to address the challenges facing America’s surface transportation system.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets see improvement in sentiment, but strong headwinds are likely to cap the upside in growth.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    There is a widespread perception that the business climate in the Euro Area is improving. Available data - other than surveys - match these optimistic expectations only to some extent. 

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic activity lags behind stronger confidence 

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  6. China Center Data Flash: Tightening clamps on the housing market should exert some drag on growth in the near term

    April 2017 | China Center Publications

    The economic targets for 2017 announced in March include a lower GDP growth rate and more job creation compared to 2016, suggesting that the government is willing to accept lower growth in exchange for risk containment, so long as employment is maintained. 

  7. Broken American Dream—Viewed through the Lens of Europe

    April 2017 | Executive Action Report

    In their new book Sustaining Capitalism, authors Steve Odland and Joseph Minarik at the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board detail solutions for restoring trust in the American system. What can Europe learn from proposed solutions for the United States?

  8. China Center Reference Paper: The New China Ideology -- Trump's Team

    April 2017 | China Center Publications

    The people the new president surrounds himself with will shape the future of US-China business relations. Who are they and what do we know about their thinking?

  9. Deep Dive Exchange Series: China's New Capital Controls -- Prognosis and Response

    April 2017 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, lessons, and business implications from the March 2017 convening of The Conference Board China Center in Shanghai.

  10. China Center Chart Dive: Disability in the workplace—the next frontier for diversity & inclusion programs in China?

    March 2017 | China Center Publications

    Due to stigma, discrimination, and a lack of effective government strategies, persons with disabilities (PWDs) in China are economically and socially marginalized, with limited access to education, training programs, and work opportunities (China’s unemployment rate for PWDs is more than three times that of the general population).