Senior Economist, Labor Markets
The Conference Board
Elizabeth Crofoot is a Senior Economist at The Conference Board, where she researches labor market trends, authors the quarterly Global Consumer Confidence report, and leads the International Labor Comparisons program. She has over 15 years of experience assessing international data sets.
Her research focuses on business responses to labor market dynamics; international labor market and consumer confidence trends; and the gig economy. Her most recent publications include: US Labor Shortages: Challenges and Solutions; Global Labor Market Outlook 2019: No End in Sight to Worker Shortages; and Contrary to the Hype: The Real Trends in Nontraditional Work. She also contributes to The Conference Board Labor Markets blog.
Prior to joining The Conference Board, Crofoot was a supervisory economist for the International Labor Comparisons program at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). While at BLS, she managed a team of economists and oversaw data production; developed comparative measures of labor productivity, worker compensation, and unit labor costs; and published research examining international manufacturing competitiveness in the Monthly Labor Review.
Crofoot holds an MA in economics from American University and a BA in political science and economics from the University of Washington.