The Conference Board Economics Watch® - Emerging Markets View
Emerging Markets Quaterly Series
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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, 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
Andrew Polk is the resident economist at The Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing. Previously, Polk worked at the Institute of International Finance, where he conducted macroeconomic analysis on emerging markets in t... Full Bio
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 ... Full Bio