Economic Measurement Group to examine high tech themes

Monday, 25 November 2013  Features

"Is the Information Technology Revolution Over?" is one of the leading talking points of the thirteenth annual workshop of the Economic Measurement Group (EMG), which this year has a strong high-tech theme.

It will examine subjects such as "Hedonic Price Indexes for High Tech Products", "Constructing a Price Deflator for R&D", and "Digital Media and Content Industries: A study of the impact on household production".

The workshop is being organised by the Australian School of Business' Professor Kevin Fox, who is Director of the Centre for Applied Economic Research. He said "I anticipate a very stimulating two days, with genuine engagement between the various parties represented, leading to an improved understanding of economic measurement and the potential impact on policy."

The Economic Measurement Group thirteenth annual international workshop is supported by the Australian School of Business, Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Productivity Commission and the Australian Research Council.

Other subjects to be discussed include "Measuring Natural Resources for Australia's Mining Industry, "Incorporating Geospatial Data into House Price Indexes: A Hedonic Imputation Approach with Splines" and "Purchasing Power Parities, Price Levels and Measurement of Regional and Global Inflation".

Professor Fox said "we are fortunate to have an outstanding program, featuring some of the foremost academics in the field, along with the active involvement an impressive range of representatives from government, industry and international agencies."

Date: November 28-29, 2013
Location: Sebel Pier One, 11 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point, Sydney
Program: CAER landing page​

The EMG Workshop will be preceded by the IARIW-UNSW Special Conference, 26-27 November 2013, at the same venue, with a focus on productivity measurement, drivers and trends.

Media contact: Julian Lorkin: 02 9385 9887

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