Economy & Business Environment
As you face information overload and fast-changing business conditions, we help you make sense of the most relevant economic data to support your decision-making. Whether you want to assess labor trends, invest in innovation or understand shifts in global economies, we filter through complexity and tell you only what you need to know. You can rely on us to be an independent voice, and our accessible language enables you to connect economic information to your unique business challenges and strategy.
Insights from our Economists
Economic insights and analyses on the global economy and specific current topics relevant to business executives.
StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2015: Are We Asleep at the Wheel?
Live forecasts and commentary addressing changing business and economic conditions, worldwide. Complimentary for members of The Conference Board.
Tools to assess uncertainty and unlock opportunity, providing you with the powerful framework of scenario analysis to enhance your strategic planning and stay ahead of trends.
Insights and research to interpret and act on our Consumer Confidence Index®, covering such topics as demographics and consumer behavior to help you identify opportunities for growth.
A broad range of indexes, forecasts and projections to help you understand and anticipate the conditions of the economy that will most affect your business, now and in the future.
Guidance and scenarios to inform your long-term, global energy strategy, helping you assess new energy sources, rising demand from emerging markets, political factors and the regulatory environment.
Reports on the latest trends in the structure of global value chains, along with outsourcing, offshoring and business services, to position you to seize competitive advantage.
A clear, cohesive picture of our outlook for the global economy, based on the forces that drive competitiveness and productivity, to help you maximize your global strategy.
Data and research to support your innovation strategy, ranging from traditional R&D to new ways of utilizing big data and cloud computing to your cultivation of creativity.
Metrics and analysis that support your decision making by illuminating labor supply and demand, as well as the human capital issues that help shape economies around the world.
Cutting-edge research into the business and financial value of brands, providing you with new understanding of customer market segments, ROI, image building and global brand strategy.
A strategic view of your business environment, along with the different conditions that impact purchasing of goods and services, to enhance your procurement practices and decisions.
Products & Services
Big Data (and the Internet of Things)
25 - 26 June, 2015 (New York, NY)
Performance Management Seminars
23 - 24 June, 2015 (New York, NY)
The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View
February 2015 | Economics Watch ReportsGrowth outlooks for the emerging economies are mixed, with increasing uncertainties in 2015
The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View
February 2015 | Economics Watch Reports
Modest upsides in the European economy materialize, as concerns over Greece remain.
The Conference Board Economics Watch®: Timing and Pace of Interest Rate Increases
10 March, 2015 | Economics Watch®
Amid strong macro cross-currents, how patient will the Fed be in initiating rate lift-off? Will Fed Chair Yellen and other policy makers patiently wait to see the “whites of the eyes” of inflation or continue to look through the weak inflation readings given the labor market is heating up? What impact does the strong dollar have on the trajectory of rate increases?
Navigating Changing Oil Prices
05 March, 2015 | KnowlEdge Series®
Dramatic changes in oil prices are suddenly and quickly rearranging the global economic landscape. In this webcast, The Conference Board Economics Team discusses the potential impacts on the business environment across a range of pricing scenarios.