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February 17, 2014
Slaughter & Rees Report - The Productivity Plunge and Harold Ramis
In the ecosystem of economic indicators, the world is deluged with data about GDP growth, unemployment, inflation, tax rates, deficits, and debts. All of these are no doubt important. But there is one often-overlooked data point that trumps all of these—and many others—in long-term importance: productivity, i.e., how much output workers produce. ... Read more.
Meet the Authors
Matt Slaughter is the Signal Companies' Professor at the Tuck School of Business, the faculty director of Tuck's Center for Global Business and Government, and the associate dean for faculty. He is also currently a Research Associate at the NBER; an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers; a member of the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy; and from 2005-2007, he served as a Member on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President.
Matthew Rees is the founder of Geonomica, a consulting firm that has worked with clients across a number of industries, and a senior fellow at Tuck’s Center for Global Business and Government. He is the founder of FT Newsmine, a weekly brief of financial market facts and figures produced in collaboration with the Financial Times, as well The Geonomica Brief, an independent publication with a similar focus. A former journalist, Rees has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Economist. He also has extensive government experience, serving as a speechwriter for President George W. Bush; former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice; and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick.