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Current Presentations

The Rise of Asia and the Transformation of the World Economy, at Public Forum: The Third Asia KLEMS Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, August 13, 2015. Presentation at the 2015 Thinkers Forum: Asia’s Revival – The Economic Driver, sponsored by The Economic Daily News. (Video and media coverage

Asia and the World KLEMS Initiative, at The Third Asia KLEMS Conference, Structural Changes and Productivity Growth in Asian Countries, Taipei, Taiwan,  Wednesday, August 12, 2015. (Conference photos)

THE INTERMEDIATE-TERM OUTLOOK FOR U.S. ECONOMIC GROWTH: Lessons from Postwar History, at the Future of U.S. Economic Growth Conference at the Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 4, 2014. Presentation for the panel discussion of "Forecasting the Long-Term Growth Outlook." (Video)

Samuel W. Morris University Professor

Dale Jorgenson’s research includes information technology and economic growth, energy and the environment, tax policy and investment behavior, and applied econometrics. His most recent book, Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States, co-authored with Richard Goettle, Mun Ho, and Peter Wilcoxen and published by The MIT Press in 2013, designs environmental taxes to improve economic performance and enhance environmental quality. An earlier book, Technology and the American Growth Resurgence, co-authored with Mun Ho and Kevin Stiroh and published by The MIT Press in 2005, led to establishment of the World KLEMS Initiative at Harvard in 2010 to provide international comparisons of productivity at the industry level. Results for more than forty countries were presented at the Third World KLEMS Conference, held in Tokyo, Japan, in May 2014.

Office Address: Littauer Center 122
Email: djorgens@fas.harvard.edu
Tel: 617-495-4661
Fax: 617-495-4660
Office Hours: Mondays, 2-4 p.m. (by appointment)
Staff Support: Trina Ott
Email: ott@fas.harvard.edu
Tel: 617-496-3293

ROC President Ma meets Harvard Professor Dale Jorgenson

Professor Dale Jorgenson seated with President MaPresident Ma Ying-jeou met on the morning of August 14 with Dale W. Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University, and Mrs. Jorgenson. Addressing his guests, the president spoke about the recent state of Taiwan's economy, and government efforts and approaches to promoting Taiwan's industrial transformation.

In his remarks, President Ma acknowledged that Professor Jorgenson founded the Asia KLEMS Conference, whose primary objective is to promote the building of databases based on the KLEMS methodology, which analyzes capital (K), labor (L), energy (E), materials (M), and services (S) inputs. The KLEMS database is already widely applied in economic development in countries throughout Asia, and helps compare and analyze changes in industrial structure and productivity. This year's KLEMS Conference will focus on the themes "Structural Changes and Productivity Growth in Asian Countries" and "Asia's Revival—The New Economic Driver." These topics are extremely important in light of the challenges that Asian nations are currently facing in transforming their economic and industrial structures. President Ma said the discussions will provide valuable reference points for governments in policy planning. (Read More or access link)

Harvard Magazine, Sept. -Oct. 2014

Time to Tax Carbon
Enhancing environmental quality and economic growth

In December of this year, representatives from nations around the world will meet in Paris to discuss a global climate-change agreement that would take effect in 2020. Central to those discussions will be setting a price on carbon and its equivalents—a figure that captures the social costs of releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

As the no doubt fraught scientific and political discussion in the French capital nears, the work of Morris University Professor Dale Jorgenson, an economist known for his ability to marry theory and practice, is  especially important. (Read More)