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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, Ph.D.

Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D.
Global Chief Economist

Dr. Catherine L. Mann is the Global Chief Economist at Citibank since February 2018 where she is responsible for thought leadership, research guidance of a global team of economists, and cross-fertilization of research across macroeconomics, fixed-income, and equities. Prior to this position, she...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.

...Full Bio
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)
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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