- Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Robert Gordon, Northwestern University
- Stephen Oliner, American Enterprise Institute
A Question: For us economists, intensive economic growth is the rate in percent per year at which the real cost of obtaining the currently-produced bundle of marketed goods and services decline. what I am hearing from Erik is that, in his view, that is missing much if not most of the action: that what we really ought to be doing is measuring the rate at which the real cost of staying on the same utility surface is declining. And that these two are very different right now.