Corporate Finance Publications

China Center Publications

  1. China Center Chart Dive: RMB Internationalization—No Pain, No Gain

    January 2017 | China Center Publications

    China had hoped that its efforts to liberalize the RMB would help boost confidence in its currency. The exact opposite has occurred.

  2. China CEO Council Session Report -- Facing Change: Sustaining and driving growth during uncertain times in China

    August 2014 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and member insights from the June 12, 2014, China CEO Council, hosted by The Conference Board in Beijing.

  3. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s credit-to-GDP gap in the “danger zone”

    August 2013 | China Center Publications

    International experience shows that once the credit-to-GDP gap crosses a certain threshold, the likelihood of a financial crisis occurring within three years rises dramatically.

  4. China Center Chart of the Week: Formal bank loans - no longer the stalwart of Chinese finance

    March 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows newly issued net Total Social Finance in China on a quarterly basis, broken down into its constituent parts. The share of non-bank finance has grown markedly.

  5. China Center LEI Commentary: Real economic activity remains weak – credit alone drives the LEI in June

    August 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, July 2012 (June 2012 data)

Committee for Economic Development

  1. Landscape of Campaign Contributions: Campaign Finance after Citizens United

    July 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    This report examines the changes taking place in campaign finance and presents an analysis of the financial activity in the 2014 and 2016 elections in the post-Citizens United regulatory environment. 

  2. Landscape of Campaign Contributions: Interim Report

    November 2016 | Committee for Economic Development

    Campaign spending is increasingly conducted through third parties rather than direct expenditures. That approach should end in favor of one that promotes accountability and provides voters with information on the sources of funding behind campaign communications.

Conference KeyNotes

  1. Short-Termism and Public Trust: Report from the Millstein Center General Counsel Summit

    May 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    This is a summary of the General Counsel Corporate Governance Summit hosted by the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School in collaboration with The Conference Board Governance Center.

  2. 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.

  3. 25 Truths about M&A: Insights from the 3rd Annual Corporate Development Conference

    December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Although mergers & acquisitions activity in early 2016 declined from 2015’s record levels, nearly half of CEOs expect to conduct a domestic transaction this year, and a third expect to do a cross-border deal.