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Global Thinkers - Erik Brynjolfsson - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy Global Thinkers - Erik Brynjolfsson - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy

Global Thinkers - Erik Brynjolfsson - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy

Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, HKU
Speaker(s): Erik Brynjolfsson, Victor K Fung
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)
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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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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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

Photo Highlights
  • Global Thinkers - Erik Brynjolfsson - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy
  • Global Thinkers - Erik Brynjolfsson - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy
  • Global Thinkers - Erik Brynjolfsson - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy
  • Global Thinkers - Erik Brynjolfsson - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy
  • Global Thinkers - Erik Brynjolfsson - New Measures of the (Digital) Economy

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