Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Education, Skills, and Technical Change: Implications for Future U.S. GDP Growth

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Education, Skills, and Technical Change: Implications for Future U.S. GDP Growth

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The NBER hosted a Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) meeting, "Education, Skills, and Technical Change: Implications for Future U.S. GDP Growth," in Bethesda, MD, on October 16-17. Research Associates Charles Hulten of University of Maryland and Valerie Ramey of University of California, San Diego, organized the meeting. These papers were discussed:

* Charles R. Hulten and Valerie Ramey, "Skills, Education, and U.S. Economic Growth: Are U.S. Workers Being Adequately Prepared for the 21st Century World of Work?"

* Canyon L. Bosler, Mary Daly, and John Fernald, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Bart Hobijn, Arizona State University, "The Outlook for U.S. Labor Quality Growth"

* Dale Jorgenson, Harvard University; Mun Ho, Resources for the Future; and Jon Samuels, Bureau of Economic Analysis, "Education, Participation, and the Revival of U.S. Economic Growth"

* Jaison Abel and Richard Deitz, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, "Underemployment in the Early Careers of College Graduates Following the Great Recession"

* Maury Gittleman, Kristen Monaco, and Nicole Nestoriak, Bureau of Labor Statistics, "The Requirements of Jobs: Evidence from a Nationally Representative Survey"

* Shelly Lundberg, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Non-Cognitive Skills as Human Capital"

* Stijn Broecke and Glenda Quintini, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and Marieke Vandeweyer, University of Leuven, "Wage Inequality and Cognitive Skills: Re-Opening the Debate"

* Robert G. …

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