Global Thinkers - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1230 – 1430

Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, HKU

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and metrics derived from it, like productivity, have been central to our understanding of economic progress. But GDP is a measure of production output, and therefore misses much of the contribution of the digital economy. Join MIT Professor Erik Brynjolfsson for a talk on his research and findings through various new measures that indicate that digital goods have created enormous gains in well-being which are largely missed by conventional measures of GDP and productivity.

 

Introduction and Welcome Remarks:
AGI Director Zhiwu Chen

 

Keynote Speech:
Erik Brynjolfsson
Director, MIT Initiative on the Global Economy

 

Open Forum:
Moderated by AGI Advisory Board Co-Chair Dr Victor K Fung