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28 October, 2015 | (01 hr)

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Slow productivity growth has become a major issue facing the world economy and the future growth outlook. Slower productivity growth has affected—and will continue to be a major challenge for—mature economies.

Recent research from The Conference Board explores trends in global productivity and competitiveness and highlights productivity growth as a vital component for sustaining business profitability. Join us for this webcast, as we share our findings on productivity drivers in the United States and Europe, and explore how you can apply our insights to your business.

Key takeaways

  • Understanding why the workforce matters most
  • How to drive profits through productivity
  • Which reforms will raise productivity


Catherine L. Mann

Catherine L. Mann
Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department

Catherine L. Mann is OECD Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department since October 2014.  Ms. Mann is responsible for advancing the Strategic Orientations of the OECD and ensuring the high impact and relevance of the work of the Depa...Full Bio

Martin Neil Baily

Martin Neil Baily
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development
The Brookings Institution

Martin Baily, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration (1999–2001) and one of three members of the council from 1994 to 1996, focuses on issues of globalization, productivity and competitiveness, Social Security reform, and U.S. economic policy.

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Dan Andrews

Dan Andrews
Senior Economist

Dan Andrews is a Senior Economist in the Structural Policy Analysis Division of the Economics Department at the OECD. He currently leads the Department’s Productivity Workstream and his research generally exploits micro-data to assess the impact of structural reforms on aggregate p...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer. Program Director, CFO Council: Fortune 250
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist, and chief strategy officer at 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 as well as in-depth globa...Full Bio

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