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Will Technology Ever Make Us More Productive?

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Find Out at TPI’s Aspen Forum, August 18-20

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2019) The productivity paradox — why productivity growth has remained low despite amazing technological progress that has brought us innovations like the Internet, smartphones, apps, machine learning, and cloud computing continues to puzzle policymakers and academics alike.

It’s an important policy issue because productivity fuels the economic growth needed to make everyone better off and avoid having one person’s economic gain become another’s loss.

Are we forever stuck near one percent productivity growth? Are any specific policy changes likely to change this apparent equilibrium? Is a breakthrough on the horizon?

An international panel of economic and policy experts will discuss these and related questions at the Technology Policy Institute’s Aspen Forum, held August 18-20 at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, Colorado. The panel, “Will Technology Ever Make Us More Productive,” meets August 19 at 8:45 am MDT.

Participants in the productivity discussion include:

  • Carol Corrado, Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program, The Conference Board
  • Richard Heys, Deputy Chief Economist, United Kingdom Office of National Statistics
  • Leonard Nakamura, Emeritus Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Pai-Ling Yin, Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Director, Technology Commercialization Initiative, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
  • Scott Wallsten (moderator), President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Aspen Forum panel titles include:

Will Tech Ever Make Us More Productive?
Techlash: Why Did it Happen and How to Respond?
How Many Gs Do We Need? (And Does the U.S. Need to be First?)
The Fractured Internet: Is It Already Too Late for Humpty Dumpty?
What is the Future of Entertainment? Streaming Innovation: New Outlets, New Threats
How is Washington Affecting the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem?

Register today to discuss this and other important tech policy issues at #TPIAspen.

 

For Additional Information:
Jane Creel, 202-828-4405, jcreel@techpolicyinstitute.org

Press Contact for Complimentary Registration:
David Fish, 571-389-4446, dfish@techpolicyinstitute.org

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a think tank that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change. Our mission is to advance knowledge and inform policymakers by producing independent, rigorous research and by sponsoring educational programs and conferences on major issues affecting information technology and communications policy. More information is available at http://www.techpolicyinstitute.org/.