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02 April, 2014 | (01 hr)

This webcast provides insights from The Conference Board’s latest research on economic growth and international competitiveness, focusing on the importance of productivity for the growth performance of economies around the world. Join TCB economists in a discussion about the determinants of productivity growth, its impact on the labor market and job growth, and its importance for the cost competitiveness of manufacturing sectors across North America, Europe and Asia.

Who Should Attend: Business leaders and analysts of multi-national firms making marketing, operations, and location decisions; economists

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Abdul Erumban

Abdul Erumban
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Abdul Erumban is a senior economist at The Conference Board. He is responsible for developing and managing research projects on productivity and long-term economic projections.

His research centers on the fields of productivity, technological change, digital transformation and its impact,...Full Bio

Elizabeth Crofoot

Elizabeth Crofoot
Senior Economist, International Labor Comparisons Program
The Conference Board

Elizabeth Crofoot is a Senior Economist with The Conference Board’s International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program. With over a decade of experience in international data comparisons, she leads the program in developing comparative measures of employment and unemployment, labor productivity,...Full Bio

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Director, Business Cycles and Growth Research
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim is an economist and director of business cycles and growth research at The Conference Board. He joined The Conference Board in 1999 as part of the Global Business Cycle Indicators Program that produces The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® fo...Full Bio

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Abdul Erumban, Senior Economist, The Conference Board (Full Bio)

Elizabeth Crofoot, Senior Economist, International Labor Comparisons Program, The Conference Board (Full Bio)

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D., Director, Business Cycles and Growth Research, The Conference Board (Full Bio)

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