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Measuring and Accounting for Innovation in the Twenty-First Century

Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, Javier Miranda, and Daniel Sichel

Abstract

Measuring innovation is a challenging task, both for researchers and for national statisticians. Much progress on this task has been made in the past 60-plus years, and CRIW/NBER conferences have pursued these issues actively over the decades. The primary goal of the conference and this volume is to push even further to deepen our understanding of innovation and its consequences. Key themes include how current measurement frameworks could be expanded to more fully capture the role and consequences of innovative activity; how new methodological approaches and data could enhance our understandin ... More

Keywords: innovation measurement, national accounts, intangibles, digitization, information technology, patents and trademarks, structural change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226728179
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226728209.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Corrado, editor
Georgetown University

Jonathan Haskel, editor
Imperial College London

Javier Miranda, editor
United States Census Bureau

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Introduction

Carol Corrado Jonathan Haskel Javier Miranda Daniel Sichel

I Expanding Current Measurement Frameworks

1 Expanded GDP for Welfare Measurement in the 21st Century

Charles Hulten and Leonard I. Nakamura

3 Innovation, Productivity Dispersion, and Productivity Growth

Lucia Foster, Cheryl Grim, John C. Haltiwanger and Zoltan Wolf

II New Approaches and Data

4 How Innovative Are Innovations?

Wesley M. Cohen, You-Na Lee, and John P. Walsh

5 An Anatomy of US Firms Seeking Trademark Registration

Emin M. Dinlersoz, Nathan Goldschlag, Amanda Myers and Nikolas Zolas

6 Research Experience as Human Capital in New Business Outcomes

Nathan Goldschlag, Ron Jarmin, Julia Lane and Nikolas Zolas

III Changing Structure of the Economy

7 Measuring the Gig Economy

Katharine G. Abraham, John C. Haltiwanger, Kristin Sandusky and James R. Spletzer

8 Information and Communications Technology, R&D, and Organizational Innovation

Pierre Mohnen, Michael Polder, and George van Leeuwen

IV Improving Current Measurement Frameworks

10 Factor Incomes in Global Value Chains

Wen Chen, Bart Los, and Marcel P. Timmer

13 The Rise of Cloud Computing

David Byrne, Carol Corrado, and Daniel Sichel