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25 April, 2018 | (01 hr)

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After years of weak growth in productivity, recent measurements show a modest recovery. What is driving this, and how important is it? Will productivity finally begin to regain ground under the influence of the New Digital Economy? Will this help to resolve the increased labor shortages businesses are facing? What needs to happen to sustain this recovery?

Insights from this webcast:

  • How the emergence of the New Digital Economy will help the productivity recovery
  • How productivity destroys and creates jobs, with the net result still uncertain
  • How innovation, education and training policy can help to sustain the productivity recovery

Who Should Attend: Executives and practitioners interested in current events/policies and how they impact  business


Jaana Remes

Jaana Remes
McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)

Dr. Jaana Remes is an economist and a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company's business and economics research arm, based in San Francisco.

Since 2003, Jaana has led MGI's research on productivity, urbanization, competitiveness, and growth. Her most recent ...Full Bio

Dirk Pilat

Dirk Pilat
Deputy Director

Dirk Pilat is Deputy Director of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. He supports the overseeing of OECD’s work on innovation, business and productivity dynamics, science and technology, digital economy policy, consumer policy as well as the statistical work associat...Full Bio

Stian Westlake

Stian Westlake
Senior Fellow

Stian Westlake is a senior fellow at Nesta, the UK’s national foundation for innovation. His research interests included the measurement of innovation and its effects on productivity, the role of high-growth businesses in the economy, financial innovation, and how government policy should r...Full Bio

Michael Hüther

Michael Hüther
German Economic Institute Cologne

Michael Hüther  is a German economist and Director of the German Economic Institute in Cologne. He was previously a research fellow at the German Council of Economic Experts where he was promoted to Secretary General in 1995. In 1999, he took the position of Chief E...Full Bio

Klaas de Vries

Klaas de Vries
Associate Economist
The Conference Board

Klaas de Vries is an associate economist at The Conference Board Europe. He focuses on measurement of economic growth and productivity and works on The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook, an annual flagship report on the global economy. He also maintains and develops the Total E...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of The Conference Board, a global research organization with its head office in New York City in the United States. He leads a global team of economists in New York, Brussels and Beijing, who produce a range of widely watched economic i...Full Bio

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