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Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Publications

2018

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

    January 2018 | Committee for Economic Development

    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.

2017

  1. Rethinking Innovation Spending: What the Data on Intangible Investment Reveals

    December 2017 | Research Report

    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.

  2. Global Economic Outlook 2018: Europe: Preparing for Slower Growth

    November 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Most economies in Europe are enjoying robust growth momentum, with consumer spending in the driving seat. This may well continue into the first half of 2018, though we expect a gradual move toward slower trend growth.

  3. Global Economic Outlook 2018: Emerging Asia: Slowing, but Still Leading the Way

    November 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Economic growth in emerging Asia has been higher than in the rest of the emerging world over the last decade. Despite a coming slowdown in the region, that trend is likely to continue.

  4. Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2018

    November 2017 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2018 which includes growth projections for 11 major regions and individual estimates for 33 mature and 36 emerging market economies for 2018–2022, and 2023–2027.

  5. Insights from Highly Innovative Companies: Results from The Conference Board and InnovationOne Global State of Innovation Survey 2017

    November 2017 | Research Report

    High innovators think of innovation as a strategic imperative—not just as R&D. That’s just one of the highlights from The Conference Board and InnovationOne Global State of Innovation Survey 2017.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    June 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Eurozone exporters are not (yet) fully benefiting from global trade growth

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    June 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The growth trend of US economy continues at about 2 percent.

  8. China Center Quick Note: The Belt and Road -- Globalization with Chinese Characteristics

    June 2017 | China Center Publications

    Most emerging markets within the “One Belt, One Road” geography find Beijing’s geo-economic vision for Eurasian integration compelling, at least for now; developed country political leaders and MNC executives should incorporate this reality into their planning assumptions for the region.

  9. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Can the Recent Upswing Put Global Growth Back on Track?

    June 2017 | StraightTalk®

    The latest estimates of monthly leading economic indicators and quarterly GDP growth indicate that rising confidence among business and consumers in recent quarters has translated into a small positive impact on the real economy.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 1.0%
  • China 1.5%
  • Euro Area 0.5%
  • France 0.0%
  • Germany 0.5%
  • Global 0.5%
  • India 1.1%
  • Japan 0.4%
  • Korea 0.8%
  • Mexico 0.5%
  • Spain 0.3%
  • U.K. 0.2%
  • U.S. 0.4%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website