We need to look at productivity by industry to understand the depth of this crisis
May 11 | Klaas de Vries, Economist, The Conference Board | Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
As of May 4, 42 percent of the total French workforce was either fully or partially unemployed, representing 12 percent of total annual hours worked and with an output equivalent of 11 percent of annual GDP. Half of that GDP loss is associated with just three industries: manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade and construction.
6 Things CEOs Must Demand From Washington In 2020
October 08 | Steve Odland, President and CEO, The Conference Board, Inc. | Comments (0)
A policy agenda for how America's chief executives can help sustain capitalism
Making Intangibles Tangible: The Benefits of Measuring Intangible Assets
September 26 | James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
There are certain basic concepts, such as intangible assets, that as a manager you should know well. Why? Because intangibles are meaningful and material to your business at many different levels, and yet you cannot rely on accounting to help manage them because intangibles are not on your company’s balance sheet unless they have been acquired.
Currency Wars: What a CEO Should Prepare For
August 13 | Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council, The Conference Board | Erik Lundh, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In the coming months, global executives could find themselves trying to navigate an international currency market wherein both the USD and the RMB are competing in a ‘how low can you go’ devaluation game. This new battleground, if it fully manifests, could be more detrimental and problematic for global businesses than anything we’ve seen from the tariffs to date.
Consumer Confidence Goes Up in Europe in Quarter 2
July 17 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
In this podcast, Ilaria Maselli (Senior Economist) and Derek Servais (senior digital media and IT specialist) deep dive into the quarter 2 results for Europe of The Global Consumer Confidence Index by The Conference Board and Nielsen. They also discuss specific countries of interest, such as: Germany, France, Italy, Turkey and the UK.
Consumer Confidence and Spending Behavior Across the World: Q2 2019 findings
July 08 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board’s Chief Economist Bart van Ark and Senior Researcher Denise Dahlhoff discuss results from the Q2 2019 run of The Conference Board Global Consumer Confidence Survey, a collaboration with Nielsen. Findings include developments regarding consumer confidence, consumers’ spending on certain categories, and their top concerns.
Bluford Putnum on his book, Economics Gone Astray
June 11 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
Join host and Senior Economist at The Conference Board, Ilaria Maselli, for an interview with Bluford Putnam, author and Chief Economist of the CME Group, as he discusses his latest book, Economics Gone Astray, which explores critical topics in macroeconomics that help readers to better analyze market behavior and the economic consequences of policy decisions.
The Conference Board: Grab a Deal This Weekend Because Prices are Headed Higher from Tariffs
May 24 | Steve Odland, President and CEO, The Conference Board, Inc. | Comments (0)
American retailers are working hard to leverage this Memorial Day weekend to boost sales. Heavyweights like Amazon, Target, Macy’s, and Home Depot all have big promotional plans to accomplish this.