Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Publications

2017

  1. 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. 

  2. 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?

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    March 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic expansion in emerging markets remains weak and fragile as vulnerability and downside risks mount.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    March 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area growth momentum remains positive, while changes in monetary policy can be expected in 2017 as inflation returns.

  5. Corporate Income Tax Reform in 2017? (Policy Brief)

    March 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    A reformed individual income tax should make it possible to reduce the corporate income tax burden and, therefore, to increase the competitiveness of US producers and job creators.

  6. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Uncertainty and Global Growth Make Strange Bedfellows

    February 2017 | StraightTalk®

    Globally, 2017 growth is projected at about 2.9 percent—a notch up from earlier projections. For the medium term, there are no signs as yet that policy changes will raise the trend. 

  7. China Center Chart Dive: Be Aware of China's Impending Retirement Surge

    February 2017 | China Center Publications

    The age-group composition of China’s population has reached a critical turning point: over the next 15 years, its old-age dependency ratio will double.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Uncertainty remains the buzzword, yet the European economies are surprisingly resilient.

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Base scenario continues to suggest a modest upside for the US economic outlook.

  10. China Center Data Flash: Slowdown to Resume in 2017

    February 2017 | China Center Publications

    On January 20, China’s official 2016 GDP growth was announced to be 6.7 percent, meeting the target range set by the government. Lower growth is anticipated for 2017 as economic policies slowly shift from growth supporting to risk curbing.