ESCoE Events

Measurement in the Modern Economy

Tuesday 2 May 2017 from 4.30pm

This event was 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 took place at NIESR premises on 2 Dean Trench Street, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HE.

The proceedings were 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