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As the global economy continues to slow, countries and corporations are under pressure to operate even more efficiently to compensate for slowing revenue with higher productivity and lower cost. To date, many large, dynamic emerging economies have escaped this challenge, as they relied on relatively easy productivity gains afforded by resurgent growth – by moving toward international best practices, relying on technology transfers from the developed world and investing heavily to update poor quality infrastructure. The discussion during this webcast focuses on the advantages and constraints experienced by the major emerging markets with regard to competitiveness.


Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark
Senior Advisor
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is a Senior Advisor of the Economy, Strategy and Finance (ESF) Center at The Conference Board. From 2008 until September 2020 he was Chief Economist and Head ...Full Bio

Andrew Polk

Andrew Polk
Co-founder and Head of Economic Research

Andrew Polk is the Co-founder and Head of Economic Research at Trivium/China, a Beijing-based strategic advisory firm.Before founding Trivium, Polk was the China Director at Medley Global Advisors, where he advised asset managers and hedge funds on developments in China's economy and financial ma...Full Bio

Andre Hofman

Andre Hofman
Director CEPAL Review
United Nations/ECLAC, Santiago de Chile

Dr. Andre Hofman is editor of CEPAL Review the academic journal of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations (CEPAL in spanisch acronyms). He also directs a research project on economic growth, productivity at the sectoral level in Argentina, Brazil, Chile ...Full Bio

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