July 2014


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This monthly webcast provides the latest insights from TCB’s Economics Team for the U.S. economy, including the short –term growth forecasts for consumption, investment, labor markets and the aggregate GDP growth.

We will also examine macroeconomic trends in consumer spending and possible transition to stronger growth. Key drivers of the spending outlook include solid employment and confidence gains, better households balance sheet, pent-up demand and continued housing recovery. We will drill down to one sector of the economy, housing, to examine prospects for a higher rentership rate and the implications for on a range of consumer-facing adjacent industries. 

Speakers

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark
Leader, Global Economy Center
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

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Leader, Labor Markets Center
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is chief economist, North America for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic indicat...Full Bio

Louise Keely

Louise Keely
Executive Vice President
Nielsen

Louise Keely is a founding member of The Demand Institute and most recently served as President. Louise concurrently serves as an Executive Vice President at Nielsen, one of The Demand Institute’s sponsoring organizations.

Prior to joining The Demand Institute, Louise was a le...Full Bio

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