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On the basis of exports and imports, the United States has performed weakly relative to other mature economies. However, the U.S. portfolio consists of a much larger share of services. This greater emphasis on services may in fact be a bonus for U.S. competitiveness with the majority of future growth and income increasingly relying on income originated in nonmanufacturing activities and services in particular.

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Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark
Outgoing Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is the outgoing chief economist of The Conference Board, a global business research think tank headquartered in New York which includes 500 of the top-2000 global companies among its members. Appointed in 2008, he oversees the production of widely watched economic...Full Bio

Kathy Bostjancic

Kathy Bostjancic
Director, U.S. Macro Investor Services
Oxford Economics

Kathy has extensive experience providing insightful global economic and financial market analysis and forecasts to institutional and retail investors and Fortune 500 business leaders and professionals. She has a deep understanding of U.S. monetary and fiscal policy and its impact on the economy a...Full Bio

John Zysman

John Zysman
Professor of Political Science & Co-Director of BRIE
University of California, Berkeley

Professor Zysman received his B.A at Harvard and his Ph.D. at MIT. He has written extensively on European and Japanese policy and corporate strategy; his interests also include comparative politics, Western European politics, and political economics. Professor Zysman's publications include The Hi...Full Bio

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