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17 February, 2011 | (01 hr)

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As the U.S. economy continues a slow and uneven recovery from the severe recession, government and business leaders are keenly focused on the need to spur faster growth in the years ahead. Independent studies by The Conference Board and the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) both show that if the United States is to regain the GDP growth of the last two decades, it needs to accelerate labor productivity growth to a rate not seen since the 1960s. Join this webcast for an analysis of U.S. productivity performance relative to that of other major economies, advanced and emerging. The discussion will also explore the opportunities for U.S. companies to implement existing best practices and emerging business and technology innovations. Finally, we will explore how to build an effective business-government agenda that addresses the broad issues standing in the way of fully capturing America’s productivity and growth potential.

Audience:  This webcast will be of interest to Economists, CSO’s, CFO’s, and all executives in charge of organizational development and strategic planning.


Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark
Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist, and chief strategy officer at 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 as well as in-depth globa...Full Bio

Vivian Chen

Vivian Chen
Senior Economist

Vivian Chen is a senior economist at The Conference Board.

She is responsible for research programs on medium and long-term growth, productivity and competitiveness. Chen leads the development of the Total Economy Database  the core databas...Full Bio

James Manyika

James Manyika
McKinsey Global Institute

James Manyika is a director (senior partner) at McKinsey & Company based in San Francisco. He is also a director of the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey's business and economics research arm. As a leader in McKinsey's Global High-Tech and Strategy Practice, he serves several of the world&r...Full Bio

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