Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board
Gad Levanon is managing director of macroeconomic and labor market research at The Conference Board. He oversees the labor market program, the U.S forecasting program, and the Help Wanted OnLine© program.
Levanon created The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™, a widely used measure that fills the need for a leading index of employment. His research focuses on trends in U.S. and global labor markets, and forecasting using economic indicators.
He also writes a popular blog on labor markets for Human Capital Exchange™. In addition to writing reports for The Conference Board, he has published extensively in academic and professional journals.
Before coming to The Conference Board, Levanon worked at the Israeli Central Bank where he participated in the analysis of financial markets and monetary policy.
Levanon received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University, and he holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from Tel Aviv University in Israel.