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International Economic Trends

Report Subscriptions

Every employee at your organization will get access to the research through our e-Library.

International Economic Trends Service

Annual fee: $3,775

This e-Library service gives your organization:
  • World Outlook—our quarterly two-year forecast of the global economy that includes outlooks for the world's major economies.
  • U.S. Outlook—our quarterly two-year forecast of the American economy.
  • StraightTalk—a monthly publication from the Chief Economist of The Conference Board, Inc. which provides economic research, objective analysis and forecasts to help new economy business executives assess economic conditions impacting their markets that tracks the latest developments in labour, consumer, energy and housing markets.

U.S. Forecast (Five-year) Database Service

Annual fee: $2,085

Five-year forecast for the U.S. economy that includes detailed data on the following areas: Gross domestic product, Detailed income and consumption, Consumer price index, Consumer expenditures, Housing starts, Corporate profits and Unemployment rate. The forecast is updated quarterly. More than 100 indicators are available.

Global Commerce Centre

The Global Commerce Centre aims to help Canadian leaders understand global economic shifts and their practical implications. The Centre has published more than 50 innovative reports, which have been widely read by business leaders and government officials. We use a variety of channels (including media, published reports, commentaries, blogs, webinars, and in-person presentations) to inform policy-makers, business leaders, and the public about what changes in the global environment mean for Canadian business and government strategies.

We draw on the Conference Board's established capacity in economic analysis to provide evidence-based tools and strategies for Canadian companies to succeed in global markets; and for governments to establish sound, effective, related public policies. The Centre makes recommendations for policy reform and strategies for success, based on sound analysis and independent evidence. The Centre’s private and public sector members also meet regularly to hear new research, policy and business insights.


International Cooperation

For over 20 years, the Conference Board has been involved in projects of international co-operation, trade, and investment policy. This experience has enabled the Board to supplement its domestic expertise and leverage it to the advantage of members.

The International Cooperation team has chiefly been involved in offering expertise in project management, program evaluation, and capacity building for economic, public policy and governance reforms.

This work can be classified into three major areas:

  • Delivery of knowledge based on rigorous research by a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
  • Project management and delivery of networking events and large group consultation processes with a focus on trade and Investment issues.  
  • Project management of projects funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

U.S. Month at a Glance

Latest issue:
August 8, 2017

Kip’s Commentaries

Read the latest commentaries by Kip Beckman, Principal Economist, World Outlook

Nationalism Hasn’t Gone Away

June 22, 2017

Inadequate Savings—Not Trade Deals—Account for Much of U.S. Trade Deficit

April 28, 2017

Mexico: The Unluckiest Country of All

March 30, 2017


International Economics Team

Kip Beckman

Kip Beckman
Principal Economist