Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Publications


  1. Help Wanted: What Looming Labor Shortages Mean for Your Business - CHRO Implications

    April 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Hiring and retaining talent are becoming more difficult as labor shortages hit across industries and regions, leading to higher wages, lower profits, and headaches for CHROs.

  2. China Center Quick Note: China's 2015 GDP Assessment

    March 2016 | China Center Publications

    In collaboration with Professor Harry Wu, The Conference Board recently completed an alternative GDP estimate for China for 2015 as well as a revision of the previous alternative series, focusing on the period from 2000 onward. We arrive at an estimate of 3.8 percent growth for 2015. 

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    March 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area recovery continues but at a more moderate pace. Special topic: What will Brexit mean for Britain and Europe?

  4. China Center Data Flash: NPC steps up policy response as growth sags further

    March 2016 | China Center Publications

    China’s economy has once again started off the year on a weak footing. Last week the Customs Bureau revealed that exports shrank by a full 25 percent in February – indicating a terrible external environment on top of the domestic sluggishness. 

  5. Delivering Data-based Business Solutions

    February 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    The business case for using large data sets to glean insights about human capital is clear. The challenge for HR practitioners now is to deliver business insights and champion data-based decision making in the organization.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    February 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Structural issues continue to hold back emerging markets’ growth in 2016.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    February 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    A tale of two economies: bifurcated growth.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    February 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economic recovery outlook remains on track, primarily thanks to the consumer.

  9. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Bad, Worse, or as Good as It Gets?

    February 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Global growth is now projected at 2.5 percent in 2016, only slightly below average for the past four years. And while slow growth is quite persistent, there is little reason to hunker down.

  10. China Center Quick Note: China's online retail situation – through the lens of express parcel business

    February 2016 | China Center Publications

    The rapid development and huge potential of China’s e-commerce industry are much discussed. But is e-commerce truly enabling and driving widespread consumption and economic activity across the far reaches of China?