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Is Technological Change Speeding Up? How Can You Tell?

June 11, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Technological change is important for our economy but it can be difficult to measure, because of our bias toward the present, because each change is different, and because technologies are complexly interrelated to our economy. We can get around these problems by measuring technological change in simplified ways--but none of the techniques are perfect.