Economic Statistics: New Needs for the 21st Century

A conference jointly sponsored by the
Federal Reserve Bank of New York,
the Conference on Research on Income and Wealth,
and the National Association for Business Economics


July 11, 2002
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Welcome

Jamie B. Stewart
First Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
9:00 - 10:30 The Measurement, Valuation, and Reporting of Intangible Assets

Baruch Lev
16 slides/410kb
Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance
Stern School of Business, New York University

Discussants:
Richard B. Berner
Chief US Economist
Morgan Stanley & Co Inc.

Jonathan Low

14 slides/1017kb
Senior Fellow
Cap Gemini Ernst and Young U.S.
10:30 - 10:50 Break
10:50 - 12:20 Service Industries and the U.S. Productivity Acceleration: Measuring the Contribution of Information Technology and Multifactor Productivity

Jack Triplett (MS Word)
1 pages/637kb
Visiting Fellow, Economic Studies
Brookings Institution

Discussants:
Ernst R. Berndt
Louis B. Seley Professor of Applied Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Marilyn Manser
4 slides/43kb
Associate Commissioner for Productivity and Technology
Bureau of Labor Statistics

12:30 -1:50 Lunch & Keynote Address

Martin N. Baily
Senior Fellow
Institute for International Economics
2:00 - 3:25 International Capital Data - Needs, Projects, and Prospects

Carol Carson (MS Word)
1 page/172kb
Director, Statistics Department
International Monetary Fund

Discussants:
William Griever
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Cheryl Rathbun
Vice President, Global Country Risk Management
Citigroup
3:25 - 3:40 Break

3:40 - 5:00 Pros and Cons of Hedonic Price Indexes

Charles Hulten (MS Word)
1 page/145kb
Professor of Economics
University of Maryland
Chairman, Conference on Research on Income and Wealth

Discussants:
Charles Schultze
Senior Fellow Emeritus, Economic Studies
Brookings Institution

J. Steven Landefeld
4 slides/15kb
Director
Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

5:00 Conclude