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Grand Challenge Meetup: The Digital Economy, GDP and Consumer Wellbeing

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Staff Lounge - Level 2 Room 2169

Biological Sciences South Building (E26)

UNSW

Kensington, NSW 2052

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The Digital Economy, GDP and Consumer Wellbeing

Please join us for this Grand Challenge meetup, with guest speaker Professor Kevin Fox.

A key feature of the Digital Economy is the rise of “free” goods and services – such as search engines, social media and Wikipedia. This raises concerns over whether metrics such as GDP are still appropriate measures of economic growth and consumer wellbeing. How can we value the contributions of these free digital goods, to better understand their impact?

Program

  • 4pm - Guest presentation

  • 4.30pm - Q & A

  • 4.45pm - Refreshments and time to connect with others

About Professor Kevin Fox

Kevin Fox works primarily in the field of economic measurement, with a focus on productivity and prices. He joined the School of Economics in 1994 and served as Head of School for five years. He was appointed as an Advisor to the Australian Treasury in 2016, chaired the 16th Series CPI Review Advisory Group in 2009-2010, and was a member of the Expert Working Group of the Australian Council of Learned Academies on productivity 2012-2014. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis, and leads the UNSW Business School’s Real Estate Initiative.

About the Grand Challenge Meetups

The Grand Challenge Meetups are for the UNSW community who are interested in the Grand Challenges Program and want to join the conversation.

Meetups will feature different speakers and topics that are related to current and future Grand Challenges. Once the presentations conclude, there will be a chance to connect with colleagues and plant the seeds for future collaborations.

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Staff Lounge - Level 2 Room 2169

Biological Sciences South Building (E26)

UNSW

Kensington, NSW 2052

Australia

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