Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Publications

2017

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    May 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.