Consumer Dynamics Publications

2017

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Uncertainty remains the buzzword, yet the European economies are surprisingly resilient.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Base scenario continues to suggest a modest upside for the US economic outlook.

  3. Impact of Demographic Trends on Consumer Spending

    February 2017 | Key Business Issues

    In this report, the first in a series on this topic, we look at the trends that will shape US consumption patterns in the next 10 years. How do these trends affect consumption categories across the nation?

  4. Impact of Demographic Trends on US Consumer Spending: Methodological Notes

    February 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Findings from The Impact of Demographic Shifts on Consumer Spending, draw from The Conference Board’s projections of US consumption and population growth. These notes describe the methods behind those projections.

  5. Introducing the Connected Spender: The Digital Consumer of the Future (Executive Summary)

    February 2017 | The Demand Institute

    Reaching consumers through income-based approaches is an insufficient and outdated predictor of consumer spending. Our research defines a new concept, “connected spenders,” that better enables companies to effectively reach consumers who are ready and able to spend on goods and services.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  7. 16 Truths about Income Inequality

    January 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Short-term thinking has created a corporate culture pushing quarterly numbers over practices that promote solid growth. To combat inequality and its effects, companies must invest in workers, innovation, and long-term projects.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    January 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The new year brings more optimism, but uncertainties over the impact of policy initiatives have mounted.

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    January 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

2016

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    December 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    There is a small positive Trump effect on the US growth outlook in 2017, but uncertainty around the base forecast is high.