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Members of The Conference Board gain access to our global experts who provide insights and perspectives informed by our nonpartisan, data-driven research and international network of executives. Briefings are exclusive to members and provide senior executives and their team with a deep dive into a topic area with our experts, providing a forum for questions and in-depth discussion. Explore our ever-growing portfolio of briefings below.

Global Economy
Expert Briefings

Using TCB Economic Data Tools

The Conference Board is a major producer of data that can be used for a variety of applications from labor markets to productivity and supply chains. 

Recession Risks Keep CEOs Awake at Night. How Concrete is it as a Risk? Insights from the Survey and the Global Economic Outlook 2020

Analyze the responses to the Hot Button Issues of CEOs and C-Suite executives. We compare them to the monthly updates of the business cycle. 

Rethinking Innovation Spending: What the Data on Intangible Investment Reveals

Where to look for “missing” spending and how to make a more holistic assessment of overall innovation spending.

COVID-19 and the US Labor Market

How have US employment trends shifted in the wake of COVID-19? What are the short-term and long-term implications? Gain insight into the possible outcomes and workforce impacts.

Consolidation of Global Value Chains and their Implications for Jobs and Productivity

As value chains become shorter and more output is sourced locally, new jobs have been created in the manufacturing sector.

US Economic Outlook

What is the outlook for the US economy?

The Global Trade Slowdown and the Role of Global Value Chains

What are the reasons behind the slowdown in trade in the past decade, and what role do changes in global value chains play?

Our Experts


Dana Peterson

Executive Vice President & Chief Economist
The Conference Board
Center Leader, Economy, Strategy & Finance


Bart van Ark

Senior Advisor
The Conference Board


Klaas de Vries

The Conference Board


Abdul Erumban

Senior Research Fellow
The Conference Board
Assistant Professor, Economics
University of Groningen


Ataman Ozyildirim

Senior Director, Economics and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board


Erik Lundh

Senior Economist
The Conference Board


Yuan Gao

Senior Economist, China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board


Ilaria Maselli

Senior Economist
The Conference Board