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. 


Bart van Ark, Ph.D.

Bart van Ark, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist & chief strategy officer 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 and in-depth global econo...Full Bio

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Economic Outlook & Labor Markets
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is Managing Director, Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board, where he also leads the labor markets program. He also serves on The Demand Institute™ leadership team.

Levanon created The Conference Board Employme...Full Bio

Louise Keely

Louise Keely
The Demand Institute

Louise Keely is President of The Demand Institute. She is a founding member of the organization and most recently served as Chief Research Officer. Louise concurrently serves as a Senior Vice President at Nielsen, one of The Demand Institute's sponsoring organizations.

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