The Conference Board Economics Watch®
US/Global Monthly Series I
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On the basis of exports and imports, the United States has performed weakly relative to other mature economies. However, the U.S. portfolio consists of a much larger share of services. This greater emphasis on services may in fact be a bonus for U.S. competitiveness with the majority of future growth and income increasingly relying on income originated in nonmanufacturing activities and services in particular.
Bart van Ark, Ph.D.
Bart van Ark is executive vice president and chief economist 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 a... Full Bio
Kathy Bostjancic is director for macroeconomic analysis at The Conference Board. A specialist in the U.S. economy and financial markets, she is a member of the team that produces the U.S. economic forecast and global outlook for The Conference Boa... Full Bio
Professor Zysman received his B.A at Harvard and his Ph.D. at MIT. He has written extensively on European and Japanese policy and corporate strategy; his interests also include comparative politics, Western European politics, and political economi... Full Bio