The Conference Board uses cookies to improve our website, enhance your experience, and deliver relevant messages and offers about our products. Detailed information on the use of cookies on this site is provided in our cookie policy. For more information on how The Conference Board collects and uses personal data, please visit our privacy policy. By continuing to use this Site or by clicking "OK", you consent to the use of cookies. 

19 March, 2013 | (01 hr)

Sign In to access this Webcast

Sign In

With the exception of the 2008–9 recession, 2012 saw the slowest global productivity growth in a decade. With little improvement in sight for 2013, the question arises whether it is slow productivity growth rather than slow job growth or weak investment that prevents the global economy from recovering faster.

This webcast will discuss the latest readings from The Conference Board’s unique database on global productivity, which suggests that very few countries are currently accelerating productivity growth. What’s worse, when taking into account the modest growth in jobs and investment, the efficiency by which businesses around the world are using those resources is under pressure as well. How do we counter this trend? First invest and create more jobs, or first focus on getting better at what we do in the first place? How can businesses create more productivity in their day-to-day operations?

Audience: Those who are interested in the current economic environment globally, with a specific focus on output, employment, and productivity performance; strategy executives; economists; and business professionals.


Dale W. Jorgenson

Dale W. Jorgenson
Samuel W. Morris University Professor
Harvard University

Dale W. Jorgenson is the Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University. Dale Jorgenson has left his mark with great distinction on pure economic theory (with, for example, his work on the growth of a dual economy); and equally on statistical method (with, for example, his developmen...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

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
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

Registration and Pricing
Members: Sign in to see your special price (it may be complimentary!)
Non-Members: $300.00
Webcast Information

Webcast Help

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Service

Flash Information

To view our webcasts Flash Player 9.0.28 and above is required.

Detect My Version

Upgrade Flash Player

Support Our Work

Support our nonpartisan, nonprofit research and insights which help leaders address societal challenges.