Measurement in the Modern Economy

Tuesday 2 May 2017 from 4.30pm

This event will be the first in a series of sessions intended to promote debate around economic measurement, hosted by the new Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE), an independent research centre funded by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and based at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

The event will take place at NIESR premises on 2 Dean Trench Street, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HE.

The proceedings will be as follows:
16:00 Registration
16:30 Introductions by Jonathan Athow, Deputy National Statistician and Director General, Economic Statistics, ONS, and Rebecca Riley, Director, ESCoE
16:45 Presentations

A Democratic Measure of Income Growth by Andrew Aitken, NIESR and Professor Martin Weale, King’s College London
We See the Digital Revolution Everywhere But in Real GDP by Leonard Nakamura, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Decomposing Value Added Growth into Explanatory Factors by Professor Erwin Diewert, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia

17:45 Discussion
18:25 Refreshments


Royal Economic Society Conference 2017:

ONS-ESCoE Special Session: Measuring the Modern Economy

April 10, 2017 15:30 to 17:00

Session Chair: Nick Vaughan, ONS

Is the Productivity Puzzle a Measurement Artefact?
By Charles Bean; LSE

presented by: Charles Bean, LSE

Discussant:   Mary O’Mahony, King’s College London

Sources of Country-Sector Productivity Growth: Total Factor Productivity, Intangible Investment and Capital Reallocation in the EU15 and the US

By Carol Corrado; The Conference Board
Jonathan Haskel; Imperial College Business School
Massimiliano Iommi; Italian statistical institute
Cecilia Jona-Lasinio; LUISS university
Ana Rincon Aznar; The National Institute of Economic and Social Research

presented by: Cecilia Jona-Lasinio, LUISS university

Discussant:   James Richardson, National Infrastructure Commission

Digitally Disrupting GDP

By Diane Coyle; Enlightenment Economics

presented by: Diane Coyle, Enlightenment Economics

Discussant:   Richard Heys, ONS