Nov 21

Past Event

Productivity in Services Industries: Trends and Measurement Issues

Summary



Agenda

Papers and comments are in PDF format.
Barry P. Bosworth and Jack E. Triplett*


8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Registration

Morning session chair: Charles Hulten, Maryland
9:00 Chapter 1: Services industry productivity growth
(PDF—287kb)
Barry P. Bosworth and Jack E. Triplett

Discussants:
Susanto Basu, Michigan and Harvard
Kevin Stiroh, New York FRB and Wesleyan University
10:00 Break
10:30 Transportation and Communications
Chapter 2a (PDF—173kb)
Chapter 2b (PDF—155kb)

Barry P. Bosworth

Discussants:
Barbara Fraumeni, BEA
Robert Gordon, Northwestern
11:30 Finance and insurance
Chapter 3a (PDF—335kb)
Chapter 3b (PDF—335kb)
Chapter 3c (PDF—276kb)

Jack E. Triplett

Discussants:
Dennis Fixler, BEA
David Humphrey, Florida State
12:30 Lunch

Afternoon sessions chair: Marilyn Manser, Bureau of Labor Statistics
1:15 E-commerce and retail trade
(PDF—88kb)
Barry P. Bosworth

Discussants:
Erik Brynjolfsson, MIT
Brian Ratchford, Maryland
2:15 High-tech capital: Inputs to services industry productivity
(PDF—637kb)
Jack E. Triplett

Discussants:
Ernst Berndt, MIT
Carol Corrado, FRB
3:15 Future research and data needs
(PDF—38kb)
Presenter and discussion leader: Dale Jorgenson, Harvard

Reactors:
Steven Landefeld, BEA
Kathleen Utgoff, BLS
Frederick Knickerbocker, Census
4:15 Adjourn

* Bosworth and Triplett are producing a book on services industry productivity and measurement issues that makes use of the material in the 15 Brookings economic measurement workshops conducted between 1998 and 2003. The material distributed and discussed at this workshop consists of draft chapters from their book.

Details

November 21, 2003

8:30 AM - 4:15 PM EST

Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

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