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Current Presentations

Transformation of the World Economy, Presentation to Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cabinet ministers at an International Finance and Economic Assessment Council meeting, Tokyo, Japan, Thursday, March 17, 2016. (Video and media coverage)

A Productivity Revolution and Japan's Revitalization, Presentation at the Agenda for the Second Stage of Abenomics Productivity Improvement and Working Style Reform: Key Policy Measures to Realize the "Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens” at the Japan Center for Economic Research, Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

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

In the News. Sept. 1, 2016

In the News, August 2, 2016

Remember those low-skilled workers, the ones who are disappearing from the work force because globalization and technology have passed them by? The ones whose economic frustration is driving populist politics around the world?

New research by Harvard economist Dale Jorgenson offers a cheerier outlook for both them and economic growth. (Read More)

Download the NBER working paper: “Education, Participation, and the Revival of U.S. Economic Growth,” by Dale W. Jorgenson, Mun S. Ho, and Jon D. Samuels.

As seen on Bloomberg News, August, 5, 2016, "Why Less-Educated Workers Will Drive U.S. Growth."

Jorgenson Awarded Honorary Doctorate at University of Valencia

Group photo of Professor Dale Jorgenson at Valencia University

On Thursday, 26 May 2016, Dale W. Jorgenson received an Honorary Degree by the Universitat de València. His mentors were Matilde Mas and Francisco Pérez, both Professors of the Universitat de València and Ivie Researchers. Francisco Pérez was in charge of reading the laudatio, which highlighted the key theoretical and empirical contributions of Jorgenson, stressing that the backdrop of many of Jorgenson’s works is a subject that generates the greatest interest in economics since its emergence as a distinct scientific field: factors which drive progress.

In his lectio, Jorgenson said that productivity and economic growth of the world economy are experiencing "a fundamental transformation", as a result of the increasing advances based on contributions by various assets, physical and human, that improve productivity, and the reduction in the weight of exogenous technical progress. Jorgenson also noted that world economic growth has accelerated during the 21st century, mainly due to the pace of emerging economies, some of which, like China, have become leading world economies. (Read More)

Fourth World KLEMS Conference Held in Madrid, May 23-24

The Fourth World KLEMS Conference was held at the BBVA Foundation in Madrid, Spain, on May 23-24. The conference included reports on recent progress the development and applications of industry-level data sets on outputs, inputs, and productivity in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. The acronym KLEMS refers to inputs of capital (K), labor (L), energy (E), materials (M), and services (S). These data are widely used in research on economic growth and structural change and in international comparisons based on industry-level purchasing power parities. (Read More)

Jorgenson Addresses Japan Prime Minister Abe and Cabinet

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Cabinet ministers met with Professor Dale Jorgenson at a March 17 International Finance and Economic Assessment Council meeting. The global economy and finance meeting was organized by the Japanese government as part of their efforts to evaluate growth strategy. (Read More)

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)