Economic Indicators & Forecasting Publications


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. New Administration's Lean towards Quantitative over Qualitative Sources of Growth Will Leave the Bottom Line Unchanged—at Least for Now

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues

    The outcome of US elections have further increased the level of uncertainty about the fate of the global economy, but bottom line growth results do not look very different from what The Conference Board projected before November 8th. Tax cuts and investment in infrastructure may provide some growth upside to the US economy in the short-term, but their impact will most likely be small. 

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    November 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Short-term outlook for economic growth mainly unchanged after the Trump election.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    November 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The 2016Q3 GDP data indicated that the Euro Area economy is more resilient than expected. The moderate expansion continues, despite the clouds at the horizon. Core inflation – that is inflation excluding energy prices, instead, still fails to pick up again, showing a persistent deflationary environment.  

  9. Global Economic Outlook 2017 Europe: A Better Business Environment in Europe—Where and When?

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues

    How many times can Europe bounce back? After two rebounds from two recessions, the region’s momentum is waning. We predict a more anemic back-and-forth for Europe between now and 2022.

  10. Global Economic Outlook 2017 US: Managing Risks and Opportunities as Slow Growth Lingers

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues

    As the US economy settles into a dismal 2 percent growth rate, what can businesses expect? Higher labor costs and rising interest rates. Smart companies will invest in innovation to increase productivity.