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Conference: Productivity Revolutions – Past and Future

The Productivity Revolutions: past and future conference is being held at Alliance Manchester Business School on Friday, June 16.
Poster for Productivity Revolutions Past and Future conference

Part of the CEPR Economic History programme, this event is jointly organised by the Arthur Lewis Lab for Comparative Development (Arthur Lewis Lab Conference #3), The Productivity Institute, and The Manchester School at the University of Manchester. It has been organised by Guillaume Blanc, Nuno Palma, and Bart van Ark.

This in-person conference will take place at the Manchester Alliance Business School. Registrations for this event have now closed.

Keynote speakers:

  • John Van Reenen (LSE & MIT) Management and the Wealth of Nations
  • Michela Giorcelli (UCLA) Management Interventions and Firm Performance. Lessons from WWII and the War Aftermath

Other speakers include Lukas Rosenberger, David Le Bris, Eric Strobl, Fabio Lavista, John Joseph Wallis, Josh Martin, Nuno Palma, Guillaume Blanc, Catherine Casson, Stephen Broadberry, Hanhui Guan, Elise Brezis, Martin Rotemberg, Xuxin Mao, Dirk Pilat, Oindrila De, and Florian Trouvain.

The conference has four parts – Technology, Institutions, Long-Run and Slowdown.

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