9:20

Panel I Introduction to Intangible Assets

What are they? How do they work? What is the production paradigm (in contrast to industrial age economies of scope and scale)? Is it important to reconcile the many different taxonomies of intangible assets?

Moderator: Kenneth Flamm, University of Texas-Austin

Presenters:

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM and MIT

Charles Hulten, University of Maryland

10:15

Break

10:30

Panel II Macroeconomic Implications of Intangibles

How do intangibles contribute to GDP and productivity in the United States compared to other industrial countries in which efforts have been made to estimate them? How significant are international flows of intangible assets?

Moderator: Kenneth Flamm, University of Texas-Austin

Presenters:

Carol Corrado, The Conference Board

Jonathan Haskel, Queen Mary College, University of London

Kyoji Fukao, Hitotsubashi University and RIETI

Brent Moulton, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce

12:15 p.m.

Lunch



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