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Europe Monthly Series
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This monthly webcast provides the latest insights from TCB’s Economics Team for the Euro Zone as well as the outlook for several of the larger European economies.
In addition to our regular outlook on the European and global economies we will provide an overview of main labor market trends across regions and countries focusing on employment and unemployment growth. A special focus will be on comparing compensation and unit labor costs across European economies. We have seen countries like Greece, Spain and Portugal regain labor cost competitiveness over the past years and we will discuss whether this trend can help the southern European economies recover from the crisis.
Bart van Ark, Ph.D.
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
Bert Colijn is a senior economist that focuses on the European market. He works on the European Commission FP7 project NEUJOBS, focusing on productivity and economic growth in Europe in 2025. Besides this, he works on developing European indicators and analysis of the European economies.