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In addition to our regular outlook for the Euro Area, this webcast examines some new evidence concerning estimates of the region’s integration in the global value chain. Despite all the discussion about weak growth and competitiveness in Europe, how many jobs in Europe are actually related to global production? And, in addition to manufacturing jobs, how many of those jobs are in other sectors of the economy, including, in particular, services? Where are Europe’s strengths and weaknesses in this respect? Listen to this webcast to learn more.

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Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark
Executive Vice President & Global Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president and global chief economist of The Conference Board, a global business research think tank headquartered in New York...Full Bio

Brian Schaitkin

Brian Schaitkin
Former Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Brian Schaitkin is a former Senior Economist in U.S. Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He is part of a team working to expand The Conference Board’s previous work on labor shortages. In addition, he will be leading efforts to expand coverage of regional economies...Full Bio

Bert Colijn

Bert Colijn
Senior Economist, Europe
The Conference Board

Bert Colijn is a senior economist that focuses on the European market. He works on the European Commission FP7 project NEUJOBS, focusing on productivity and economic growth in Europe in 2025. Besides this, he works on developing European indicators and analysis of the European economies.

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Marcel Timmer

Marcel Timmer
Professor of Economic Growth and Development
University of Groningen

Marcel Timmer is professor of Economic Growth and Development at the University of Groningen and director of the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC). He participates in various international programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Economic and Social Research Coun...Full Bio

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