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30 September, 2015 | (01 hr)

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The productivity slowdown is hitting Europe across the board, but some countries are more affected than others. In this webcast, we'll focus in on the recent productivity performance of the British and German economies. We'll address the slowdown's causes and impacts as well as the potential solutions that governments and businesses are looking at.

Click here for a short introductory video explanation of the productivity performance of Germany and the UK.


Prof. Jonathan Haskel

Prof. Jonathan Haskel
Chair in Economics
Imperial College London

Jonathan Haskel is a Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School in the Organisation & Management Group. He has just finished eight years as a Member of the UK Competition Commission, including serving on the panel investigation into British Airports Authority.&n...Full Bio

Jürgen Matthes

Jürgen Matthes
Senior Economist
Cologne Institute for Economic Research

Juergen Matthes is a Senior Economist at the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln – IW Köln). Since 2012, he has been Head of the Research Unit  “International Economics and Economic Outlook”. Before, he held several posi...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Outgoing Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is the outgoing chief economist of The Conference Board, a global business research think tank headquartered in New York which includes 500 of the top-2000 global companies among its members. Appointed in 2008, he oversees the production of widely watched economic...Full Bio

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