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Recent events related to the approval of new rescue measures for Greece, as well as divergent views on the pace or even the direction of economic and political integration, suggest that the European economy will not be out of the woods any time soon. In addition, the latest increases in business confidence in Germany may provide a false feeling that Europe’s largest economy can remain isolated from these events, but our indicators do not confirm that. During this webcast, economists from The Conference Board discuss how much help exports will provide in fostering a general Euro Area recovery.
Bart van Ark, Ph.D.
Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist & chief strategy officer of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts and in-depth global econo...Full Bio
Brian Schaitkin is an economist at The Conference Board. Schaitkin joined The Conference Board in 2007 as a research analyst for the Global Indicators Research Institute program. Schaitkin helped develop The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the Euro...Full Bio
Bert Colijn is a senior economist that focuses on the European market. He works on the European Commission FP7 project NEUJOBS, focusing on productivity and economic growth in Europe in 2025. Besides this, he works on developing European indicators and analysis of the European economies.