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25 April, 2018 | (01 hr)

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After years of weak growth in productivity, recent measurements show a modest recovery. What is driving this, and how important is it? Will productivity finally begin to regain ground under the influence of the New Digital Economy? Will this help to resolve the increased labor shortages businesses are facing? What needs to happen to sustain this recovery?

Insights from this webcast:

  • How the emergence of the New Digital Economy will help the productivity recovery
  • How productivity destroys and creates jobs, with the net result still uncertain
  • How innovation, education and training policy can help to sustain the productivity recovery

Who Should Attend: Executives and practitioners interested in current events/policies and how they impact  business


Jaana Remes

Jaana Remes
McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)

Dr. Jaana Remes is an economist and a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company's business and economics research arm, based in San Francisco.

Since 2003, Jaana has led MGI's research on productivity, urbanization, competitiveness, and growth. Her most recent ...Full Bio

Dirk Pilat

Dirk Pilat
Deputy Director

Dirk Pilat is Deputy Director of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. He supports the overseeing of OECD’s work on innovation, business and productivity dynamics, science and technology, digital economy policy, consumer policy as well as the statistical work associat...Full Bio

Stian Westlake

Stian Westlake
Senior Fellow

Stian Westlake is a senior fellow at Nesta, the UK’s national foundation for innovation. His research interests included the measurement of innovation and its effects on productivity, the role of high-growth businesses in the economy, financial innovation, and how government policy should r...Full Bio

Michael Hüther

Michael Hüther
German Economic Institute Cologne

Michael Hüther  is a German economist and Director of the German Economic Institute in Cologne. He was previously a research fellow at the German Council of Economic Experts where he was promoted to Secretary General in 1995. In 1999, he took the position of Chief E...Full Bio

Klaas de Vries

Klaas de Vries
The Conference Board

Klaas de Vries is an economist with The Conference Board. He closely follows developments in the global economy and researches the structural drivers of global growth and competitiveness relating to productivity and trade. He develops and maintains several large-scale growth and productivity data...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Executive Vice President & Global Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president and global chief economist of The Conference Board, a global business research think tank headquartered in New York...Full Bio

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