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  1. Trading Up: With Global Growth Finally on the Rise, Is the Trade Recovery Sustainable?

    16 February, 2018 | Key Business Issues

    This report, which introduces a new global value chain dataset tool, examines whether the trade recovery is sustainable and why reevaluating global operations strategy using current data is so critical.

  2. Charting a Path Forward for Charter Schools

    15 February, 2018 | Committee for Economic Development

    This CED policy brief examines charter schools, their effectiveness and what role they should play in the US public school system as the debate over how to improve K-12 education continues.

  3. Are Directors Paid Too Much? An Analysis of Corporate Board Member Compensation from 1997-2012

    14 February, 2018 | Director Notes

    Director excess compensation may be a sign of board entrenchment while an increase in overcompensation of directors reduces pay-for-performance sensitivity.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    14 February, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Market volatility adds a note of caution to the strong 2018 outlook.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    14 February, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy keeps hitting new highs.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    14 February, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The global growth outlook keeps strengthening, but growth momentum differs significantly across emerging countries.

  7. China Center Research Brief: CFIUS Reform Set to Disrupt Business as Usual for MNCs in China

    09 February, 2018 | China Center Publications

    The reform and empowerment of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has the potential to dramatically disrupt many traditional partnership approaches MNCs have been using in China for many years – including co-investment arrangements that have become popular recently.

  8. China Center Research Brief: Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom

    09 February, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Despite the end of the one-child policy in 2016 and hopes of a new “baby boom,” the reality is that China’s attempt to politically reengineer its demographic outlook will require decades, not years. 

  9. China Center Research Brief: Working Successfully with Party Organizations

    09 February, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Over the past 12 months, foreign MNCs have become increasingly concerned over the role and powers of Communist Party organizations in their China business units.

  10. Economics Watch - China View: Growth Slowed In December, But Leading Indicators Suggest A Near-Term Uptick

    09 February, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Growth slowed in China in December in fixed asset investment, industrial production, and retail sales. But The Conference Board LEI for China suggests strengthening growth momentum, in particular due to a relatively strong outlook for consumption. 

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