NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC

 

Summer Institute 2006

 

Productivity Potpourri Workshop

 

Ernst Berndt, Organizer

 

July 21, 2006

 

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Room-University BC

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

PROGRAM

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21:

 

 

8:15 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

8:45 am

LUIGI BENFRATELLO, Universita di Torino

 

FABIO SCHIANTARELLI, Boston College

 

ALESSANDRO SEMBENELLI, Universita di Torino

 

Banks and Innovation: Microeconometric Evidence on Italian Firms

 

 

 

Discussant: SHANE GREENSTEIN, Northwestern University and NBER

 

 

9:45 am

Break

 

 

10:00 am

RICHARD SULLIVAN and ZHU WANG, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

 

Internet Banking: An Exploration in Technology Diffusion and Impact

 

 

 

Discussant: DEAN AMEL, Federal Reserve Board

 

 

11:00 am

Break

 

 

11:15 am

EDWARD WOLFF, New York University and NBER

 

The Growth of Information Workers in the U.S. Economy, 1950-2000: The Role of Technological Change, Coputerization, and Structural Change

 

 

 

Discussant: To Be Announced

 

 

12:15 pm

Lunch- Room- University A

 

 

1:30 pm

CHRIS FORMAN, Carnegie Mellon University

 

AVI GOLDFARB, University of Toronto

 

SHANE GREENSTEIN, Northwestern University and NBER

 

Understanding the Inputs into Innovation: Do Cities Substitute for Internal Firm Resources?

 

 

 

 

 

Discussant: ERIK BRYNJOLFSSON, MIT

 

 

2:30 pm

Break

 

 

2:45 pm

RUSSEL COOPER, Macquarie University

 

GARY MADDEN, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

 

A Contribution to Welfare-Consistent Productivity Measurement

 

 

 

Discussant: W. ERWIN DIEWERT, University of British Columbia and NBER

 

 

3:45 pm

JOSEPH DEMASI, Tufts University

 

HENRY GRABOWSKI, Duke University

 

The Cost of Biopharmaceutical R & D: Is Biotech Different?

 

 

 

Discussant: REBECCA HENDERSON, MIT and NBER

 

 

 

 

4:45 pm

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

5/17/06