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During the first half of 2017, the US economic outlook improved as a result of a pickup in private investment, stronger economic performance from both mature and emerging economies, and a weaker dollar which could boost exports. 

This webcast provides a detailed analysis of the factors that may drive stronger investment, export, and consumption growth during the rest of 2017 and into 2018. Learn more about the underlying details driving changes to the domestic outlook which can help you better understand how demand will evolve for your company’s products and services, as well as how the competitive landscape your firm presently faces may change.

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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

Abdul Erumban

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

Abdul Erumban is an assistant professor at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands and a senior research fellow at The Conference Board. His research centers on the fields of productivity, technological change, structural change, digital transformation, and its impact, globalization, global ...Full Bio

Gad Levanon, PhD

Gad Levanon, PhD (Host)
Vice President, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is Vice President, Labor Markets for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic ind...Full Bio

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