The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 

Global Economic Outlook 2019: United States—The High-Flying Economy of 2018 Will Slow in 2019 and Beyond

November 2018 | Publication

The US economy enters 2019 strong, thanks to a rare combination of large fiscal stimulus measures and high business and consumer confidence which have produced high consumption and investment growth. Strong labor markets are driving consumption growth, while the introduction of corporate tax cuts encourages firms to invest more. However, growth is likely to slow during 2019 because of rising interest rates, the fading influence of fiscal stimulus, increased labor and capacity constraints in the US, slower global growth, and increased risk from emerging markets.

Support Our Work

Support our nonpartisan, nonprofit research and insights which help leaders address societal challenges.




Brian Schaitkin

Former Senior Economist
The Conference Board


Our Experts


Bart van Ark

Executive Vice President & Global Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council


Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair


Abdul Erumban

Senior Research Fellow



Economy Watch

Economy Watch

September 09, 2020

Window On

Window On

September 23, 2020

Economy Watch

Economy Watch

October 14, 2020