CRIW Conference on Technology, Productivity, and Economic Growth

Susanto Basu, Lucy P. Eldridge, John C. Haltiwanger, and Erich H. Strassner, Organizers

March 17-18, 2022

Washington, DC and on Zoom

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, March 17
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
9:05 am
Diane Coyle, University of Cambridge
Rehema Msulwa, University of Cambridge

Digital Concrete: Productivity in Infrastructure Construction (slides)
Discussant: Kevin J. Fox, University of New South Wales
9:55 am
Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago
Chad Syverson, University of Chicago and NBER

The Strange and Awful Path of Productivity in the U.S. Construction Sector
Discussant: Wulong Gu, Statistics Canada
10:45 am
11:05 am
Kyle Jones, Office for National Statistics
Josh Martin, King's College London

An Occupation and Asset Driven Approach to Capital Utilisation Adjustment in Productivity Statistics (slides)
Discussant: Paul Schreyer, OECD
11:55 am

Speaker: Erik Brynjolfsson, Stanford University and NBER
1:25 pm
Carol Corrado, The Conference Board
Jonathan Haskel, Imperial College London
Massi Iommi, Italian Statistical Institute
Cecilia Jona-Lasinio, University LUISS Guido Carli

Data, Digitization, and Productivity (slides)
Discussant: Janice C. Eberly, Northwestern University and NBER
2:15 pm
José B. Santiago Calderón, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Dylan G. Rassier, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Valuing the U.S. Data Economy using Machine Learning and Online Job Postings (slides)
Discussant: Eleanor W. Dillon, Microsoft Research
3:05 pm
3:25 pm
G. Jacob Blackwood, Amherst College
Cindy Cunningham, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Matthew Dey, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Lucia Foster, U.S. Census Bureau
Cheryl Grim, U.S. Census Bureau
John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER
Rachel L. Nesbit, University of Maryland
Sabrina Pabilonia, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Jay Stewart, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Cody Tuttle, University of Texas at Austin
Zoltan Wolf, U.S. Census Bureau

Opening the Black Box: Task and Skill Mix and Productivity Dispersion (slides)
Discussant: Susan N. Houseman, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
4:15 pm
Member Meeting, Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland and NBER
Friday, March 18
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
8:35 am
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Gary W. Anderson, National Science Foundation
David N. Beede, U.S. Census Bureau
Cathy Buffington, U.S. Census Bureau
Eric E. Childress, George Mason University
Emin Dinlersoz, U.S. Census Bureau
Lucia S. Foster, U.S. Census Bureau
Nathan Goldschlag, U.S. Census Bureau
John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER
Zachary Kroff, U.S. Census Bureau
Pascual Restrepo, Yale University and NBER
Nikolas Zolas, U.S. Department of State

Automation and the Workforce: A Firm-Level View from the 2019 Annual Business Survey
Discussant: Chiara Criscuolo, IFC
9:25 am
Tania Babina, Columbia University and NBER
Anastassia Fedyk, University of California at Berkeley
Alex X. He, University of Maryland
James Hodson, AI for Good

Firm Investments in Artificial Intelligence Technologies and Changes in Workforce Composition

Discussant: John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER
10:15 am
10:35 am
David Byrne, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Adrian Hamins-Puertolas, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Molly Harnish, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Historical Geography of the Semiconductor Industry
Discussant: Marshall B. Reinsdorf, Independent Consultant
11:25 am
Jon Samuels, Bureau of Economic Analysis

TFP Accounting with Secondary Production
Discussant: John Fernald, INSEAD
12:15 pm
1:15 pm
Ajay K. Agrawal, University of Toronto and NBER
Joshua S. Gans, University of Toronto and NBER
Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto and NBER

Similarities and Differences in the Adoption of General Purpose Technologies
Discussant: Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University
2:05 pm
2:25 pm
Panel Discussion: Technology, Productivity and Policy
Moderator: Stephanie Aaronson, Brookings Institution
Panelists: Karen Dynan, Harvard University
Janice Eberly, Northwestern University and NBER
Susan Helper, CEA and NBER
Paul Lengermann, Federal Reserve Board
3:55 pm