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Consumer Dynamics Publications

CEO Challenge®

  1. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance

    January 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    While CEOs see talent as the critical link in meeting their top business challenges, the 2014 CEO Challenge survey results show a heightened focus on customers and reputation and less concern about regulation and external risk.

CEO Confidence

  1. Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence

    January 2018 | CEO Confidence

    The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence is based on chief executives' attitudes and expectations regarding the overall state of the economy as well as their own industry.

China Center Publications

  1. China Center Issue Overview: China's Demographic Shift—Implications for HR Strategy

    September 2018 | China Center Publications

    China is amidst an unprecedented demographic shift. Repeal of the one-child policy won’t suffice to alter broader workforce trends irreversibly set in motion by past birth patterns. 

  2. China Center Slidicle: High household debt poised to drag on Chinese consumption growth

    August 2018 | China Center Publications

    When household debt levels squeeze household cash flows, household consumption will necessarily weaken. This inflection point looms large in China.

  3. China Center Insight Compilation: Dimensioning Chinese Consumption Dynamics

    July 2018 | China Center Publications

    The following collation of recent China Center reports illuminates different aspects of the unfolding consumption story in China and outlines the implications for MNCs.

  4. China Center Presentation Deck: Appraising Income Inequality in China

    July 2018 | China Center Publications

    Income inequality is a serious and growing problem in China, and the impact of wealth and income inequality is clearly observable in China’s consumer market dynamics. 

  5. China Center Insight Compilation: China's Demographic Shift and Its Impact on MNC Business

    May 2018 | China Center Publications

    Collated in this compilation are extracts of pieces that summarize our thinking on China's momentous demographic transition and its impacts on labor and workforce dynamics and on MNC business in China.

  6. China Center Research Brief: China Consumption Growth Is Likely to Uptick in 2018

    March 2018 | China Center Publications

    Despite a moderate slowing in 2017, household consumption growth should uptick somewhat in 2018 as a delayed response to the growth in disposable income that occurred in 2017.

  7. China Center Research Brief: Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    Despite the end of the one-child policy in 2016 and hopes of a new “baby boom,” the reality is that China’s attempt to politically reengineer its demographic outlook will require decades, not years. 

  8. Economics Watch - China View: Growth Slowed In December, But Leading Indicators Suggest A Near-Term Uptick

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    Growth slowed in China in December in fixed asset investment, industrial production, and retail sales. But The Conference Board LEI for China suggests strengthening growth momentum, in particular due to a relatively strong outlook for consumption.