Mid-Markets Publications


  1. Power of More Foreign-Born Workers: How Raising Immigration Levels Can Boost US Economic Growth

    New immigrants between the ages of 18 and 35 provide a human capital contribution to the US economy worth more than $300 billion per year.

    (Committee for Economic Development, January 2018)

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    Monthly economic series report

    (Economics Watch Reports, January 2018)

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    The outlook for emerging market economies in 2018 remains positive, but geo-economic and political risks remain.

    (Economics Watch Reports, January 2018)

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    The Euro Area economy has stormed into 2018 at full speed. 2017 ends with a yearly output growth of 2.4 percent.

    (Economics Watch Reports, January 2018)

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    Passage of tax law generates further growth momentum for an already strong US Economy

    (Economics Watch Reports, January 2018)

  6. How to Reinvigorate Higher Education for the 21st Century: 13 Recommendations for Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

    This policy brief outlines recommendations for Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization which will increase innovation, affordability, and transparency in higher education, while ensuring accountability for students and taxpayers.

    (Committee for Economic Development, January 2018)

  7. China Center Data Flash: Growth holds stable in November

    Growth remained broadly steady in November, but the deceleration in industrial production and fixed asset investment in recent months suggests that growth momentum weakened compared to the first half of 2017. 

    (China Center Publications, January 2018)

  8. Human Capital in Review™: Voices from Asia, Vol. 2, No. 1

    These articles explore what keeps CEOs in Asia awake at night; emerging talent strategies in engagement, inclusiveness, and talent development; and the role of human capital analytics in driving business and talent decisions.

    (Human Capital in Review, January 2018)


  1. Beyond the Tipping Point? How the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement may or may not affect short- and medium-term investment in energy & emissions

    How does US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement affect energy-related investments? With the world on a path to reduce emissions, US policy may not alter investment decisions in the near term. But future uncertainty over US policy could.

    (Research Report, December 2017)

  2. Rethinking Innovation Spending: What the data on intangible investment reveals

    Businesses around the world face a need to better quantify the financial impact of their innovation investments. But our research reveals that companies miss up to four-fifths of their spending on innovation, making any accurate calculation of return difficult. This report outlines a holistic approach for more accurate assessment of innovation spending.

    (Research Report, December 2017)