Dale W. Jorgenson

Dale W. Jorgenson is the Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University. He served as President of the American Economic Association in 2000. He has been a member of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy of the National Research Council since 1991 and Chairman of the Board since 1998. Jorgenson received the prestigious John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association in 1971. This medal is awarded every two years to an economist under 40 for excellence in economic research.

Papers Published in World Economics:

Information Technology and the G7 Economies

A powerful surge in investment in information technology and equipment after 1995 characterizes all of the G7 economies. This accounts for a large portion of the resurgence in US economic growth, but contributes substantially to economic growth in the remaining G7 economies as well. Another significant source of the G7 growth resurgence after 1995 is a jump in productivity growth in IT-producing industries. These findings are based on new data and new methodology for analyzing the sources of economic growth. Internationally harmonized prices for information technology equipment and software are essential for capturing differences among the G7 nations.

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