Measurement in the Modern Economy


Measurement in the Modern Economy

Measurement Series

Tuesday 2 May 2017, 16:30 — 19:00

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.


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

Playlist of presentations