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28 January, 2014 | (01 hr)

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Is the United States economy finally bouncing back from the perils of the Great Recession or are we still waiting for the real “recovery” to begin? The debate about America’s growth prospects is taking place in a highly polarized political environment, pitching the need for growth to create jobs for millions of un- or underemployed against the need to address the long-term fiscal challenges, especially those driven by future entitlement obligations related to an aging population.

Can America revive its pace of investment in physical and human capital, and its ability to leverage technology and innovation to grow productivity as crucial ingredients of a sustainable growth strategy? Will the U.S. continue as the cradle of new business development and experimentation in the global economy, or will strong headwinds from the forces of secular decline ultimately put it second to some of the leading emerging markets?

Join The Conference Board’s Chief Economist, Bart van Ark, in a conversation with a country expert and business leader speak about future scenarios for the U.S. economic and business environment.

Based on The Conference Board Global Outlook 2014, this webcast series will explore possible growth scenarios for 7 regions around the globe through 2025. Taking into consideration a range of possible outcomes of key political, social and economic uncertainties in the coming 11 years, our experts will discuss how executives can use this information to think about global business strategies. Each webcast in the series will go in-depth on a single region: US, Europe, China, Brazil, India, Southeast Asia, and Mexico. Join all 7 webcasts to gain the most comprehensive, comparative global perspective.


Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr.

Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr.
Executive Partner
Madison Dearborn Partners

Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. is executive partner at Madison Dearborn Partner (MDP), a private investment equity firm. Prior to joining MDP in 2005, Kraemer was the chairman and CEO of Baxter International Inc, a $12 billion global health care company. He currently serves as clinical professor of...Full Bio

Martin Fleming

Martin Fleming
Chief Economist

Martin Fleming is IBM’s Chief Economist and Vice President, Business Performance Services.

In leading the Business Performance Services team, Martin leads an analytics center of competency focused on improving IBM’s business performance and achieving IBM’s 2015 financial...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

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