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Consumer Dynamics Publications

CEO Challenge®

  1. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance

    January 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    While CEOs see talent as the critical link in meeting their top business challenges, the 2014 CEO Challenge survey results show a heightened focus on customers and reputation and less concern about regulation and external risk.

CEO Confidence

  1. 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.

China 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. 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. 

  6. China Center Chart Dive: China consumption at an important turning point—but coming up from an unusually low base

    July 2017 | China Center Publications

    China is exhibiting a consumption story similar to other Asian economies that went through significant investment-led growth stages. 

  7. China Center Data Flash: Steady growth outlook gives headroom for continued efforts to slow credit growth

    July 2017 | China Center Publications

    With a policy stance in China clearly focused on financial risk containment, growth continues to taper off in monetary expansion and housing sales. There are no signals of a change in this policy trajectory, so the tapering off should continue in the near term. 

  8. China Center Data Flash: Temporary Stabilization—But No Improvement in Fundamentals

    October 2016 | China Center Publications

    The data from August suggested strengthening growth in industrial production, retail sales, and exports. This has led many analysts to conclude that China is “muddling through” just fine. However, our outlook for the resumption of gradually slowing growth in 2H16 and into 2017 remains unchanged.