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Global Thinkers - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 00:00 Add to Calendar
Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, HKU
Speaker(s): Victor K. Fung, Erik Brynjolfsson
Abstract

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.

About the Speaker(s)
Victor K. Fung

Victor K. Fung

Advisory Board Co-Chair, Asia Global Institute

Dr. Victor K. Fung is Advisory Board Co-Chair of Asia Global Institute. He's also Group Chairman of the Fung Group, a Hong Kong-based multinational with major subsidiaries in trading, logistics, distribution and retailing.

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Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Professor at MIT Sloan School, and Research Associate at NBER.

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Videos
  • 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

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  • Global Thinkers - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy

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