New South Wales

Professor Richard Freeman - Shaping the Economy


From: Wednesday July 29, 2015, 2:00 pm

To: Wednesday July 29, 2015, 2:45 pm

The Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy invites you to hear distinguished Harvard University Professor Richard Freeman give a lecture on: Shaping the Economy - new ways to measure innovation and implement advances in knowledge to improve productivity and the earnings of workers.  Professor Freeman is the Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University and one of the top labour economists in the world. He received two of the most prestigious awards in labour economics, the Mincer Lifetime Achievement Prize from the Society of Labor Economics in 2006 and the IZA Prize in Labor Economics in 2007. In 2011 he was appointed Frances Perkins Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science ( Date: Wednesday 29th July Time: 2.00pm - 2.45pm Venue: Campus Hub, level 3 function rooms RSVP: No bookings taken, capacity only 160   Interested academics, PhD students and external guests are welcome.  Refreshments served following lecture.   Abstract:   Technological change based on scientific and engineering innovations are the heart of modern economic growth. The expansion of S&E and R&D to developing countries, particularly China, is changing the locus of knowledge production and economic activity worldwide. To understand the mechanisms that link scientific progress to the economy and develop sensible policy we need better measures of innovation and the pathways that link science and engineering to economic outcomes.   This talk presents new ways to measure innovation and link the work of scientists and engineers in implementing advances in knowledge to improve productivity and the earnings of workers.

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