Labor Markets Publications

2016

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    April 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area growth and inflation remain subdued, triggering more monetary stimulus. Special topic: How have adjustments helped the Eurozone periphery gain competitiveness, and do we see reform fatigue?

  2. China ResearchGraphic: Labor Strife in China -- Anticipating Stress Points, Preparing to Respond

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    As China's economic slowdown deepens and associated volatilities increase, labor unrest is on the rise. Data collected by China Labor Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based NGO, shows that the number of labor strikes has increased dramatically over the past three years.

  3. 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.

  4. Help Wanted: What Looming Labor Shortages Mean for Your Business - CEO Implications

    April 2016 | Key Business Issues

    New sources of labor should be top of mind for CEOs as they contemplate protracted labor shortages. These shortages will hit most industries, pinching profits and prolonging the economic slowdown.

  5. Help Wanted: What Looming Labor Shortages Mean for Your Business

    April 2016 | Key Business Issues

    A prolonged labor shortage looms over many industries in the United States and across the globe, threatening hiring, retention, and profits, but few companies are prepared to deal with it.

  6. Deep Dive Exchange Series: Labor Strife in China - Anticipating Stress Points, Preparing to Respond

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, lessons, and business implications from the March 2016 convening of The Conference Board China Center in Shanghai.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    March 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging market’s economic fundamentals remain weak, despite recent abatement of volatility in global financial and commodity markets.

  8. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Voices from Europe

    February 2016 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within human capital research from a European perspective and provides actionable summaries of contemporary literature.

  9. International Labor Cost Projections

    January 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    Differences in labor cost growth signal changes to an economy’s international competitiveness as well as its workers’ comparative standard of living, yet there is a scarcity of adequate models that project labor costs across countries. In this paper we compare US projections to other advanced economies in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

  10. Wage-Productivity Growth Gap: An Analysis of Industry Data

    January 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    The widening gap between labor productivity growth and real wage growth in the United States has attracted much attention in recent years. This paper provides an industrial and cross-country comparative perspective, which has been lacking so far in the literature.