Insights from our Economists


Economic insights and analyses on the global economy and specific current topics relevant to business executives.
StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Escaping the Global Economy's Holding Pattern

Economic Update
US economy running faster than trend now and through at least first half 2016

The Conference Board Economics Watch®

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Live forecasts and commentary addressing changing business and economic conditions, worldwide. Complimentary for members of The Conference Board.

Business Scenarios & Strategic Planning

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.

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Consumer Dynamics

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.

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Economic Indicators & Forecasting

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.

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Energy & Sustainability

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.

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Global Value Chains

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.

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Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness

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.

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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.

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Labor Markets

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.

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Marketing & Brand Strategy

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.

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Procurement & Supply Chain 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.

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Products & Services


14th Annual Change and Transformation Conference
16 - 17 June, 2016 (New York, NY)

4th Annual Innovation Master Class
08 - 09 June, 2016 (Maplewood, MN)

Full Economy & Business Environment conference calendar


The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View
November 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

The US economy is in good shape heading into the holiday season; the 2016 outlook and beyond remains modest.

No More Tiers: Navigating the Future of Consumer Demand across China's Cities (CMO Strategic Implications)
November 2015 | Key Business Issues

This report will help inform decisions by CMOs on where to allocate marketing dollars and provide insights into where consumption is today and in the medium- and long-term future in China.

Full Economy & Business Environment publication list


Emerging Practices in Cyber Risk Governance
03 December, 2015 | KnowlEdge Series®

This webcast will provide an overview of how companies can incorporate cyber risk into their existing risk/enterprise risk management (ERM) work and their existing governance structures. CPE credit available.

Green Products and Services in Finance: Insights from Allianz
24 November, 2015 | Special Webcast

This webcast presents insights from one of the world's largest investors in wind and solar energy projects. We will discuss the company's sustainability strategy and its successes and challenges.