Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Publications

2017

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    June 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Eurozone exporters are not (yet) fully benefiting from global trade growth

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    June 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The growth trend of US economy continues at about 2 percent.

  3. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Can the Recent Upswing Put Global Growth Back on Track?

    June 2017 | StraightTalk®

    The latest estimates of monthly leading economic indicators and quarterly GDP growth indicate that rising confidence among business and consumers in recent quarters has translated into a small positive impact on the real economy.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    May 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Expected increases in investment could make Europe's recovery more solid,

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    May 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Slight upward revision to lift emerging markets outlook to 3.6 percent in 2017, up 0.6 percentage point from 2016.

  6. Signposts of Innovation: A Review of Innovation Metrics

    May 2017 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This working paper gives an overview of approaches to innovation measurement and dives more deeply into the metrics which can help businesses to track, monitor, and assess innovation performance. The Signposts of Innovation framework includes technology, digitization, environmental and social sustainability, customer experience and branding, internal innovation networks, and external innovation ecosystems.

  7. Signposts of Innovation: Toward Better Innovation Metrics for Business—A Primer

    May 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Despite the importance of innovation, companies often lack a comprehensive framework to measure it. This report reviews approaches to measure innovation and presents a comprehensive, flexible framework to guide business decisions.

  8. China Center Chart Dive: Some progress visible in labor productivity growth

    April 2017 | China Center Publications

    In 2016, China’s industrial employment shrunk by 5.9 million workers, a -6 percent year-on-year decrease. The drop was partly the result of the government-led campaign to reduce overcapacity, but it also suggests some progress in industrial automation.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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?