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CONTACT: Tori Katz
July 30, 2007
(410) 466-0049
Harvard Professor Dale Jorgenson to Offer Keynote Address at Aspen Summit
Economist to Discuss, "Whatever Happened to the New Economy?" in the Wake of the Dot-Com Crash

WASHINGTON D.C. - Dale Jorgenson, The Samuel W. Morris University Professor at Harvard University, will address attendees at the 13th annual Aspen Summit on Monday, August 20th with a keynote address titled, "Whatever Happened to the New Economy?"

Jorgenson will address the role of the new economy in the wake of the dot-com crash of 2000. His research shows that, while growth prospects have not been dimmed by the crash and subsequent recovery, the primary driving force of the U.S. economy has shifted.  Effective users of IT equipment and software like communications services and wholesale trade have become the leading edge, displacing the high technology sectors that powered the boom of the late 1990's.

"Dale Jorgenson has conducted groundbreaking research on the relationship between information technology and economic growth and productivity" said Tom Lenard, president of The Progress & Freedom Foundation. "We are thrilled to welcome him back to the event and look forward once again to his insights."

Jorgenson served as President of the American Economic Association in 2000 and is the recipient of the Association's prestigious John Bates Clark Medal and numerous other awards and honors throughout his distinguished career. 

This year's Summit theme, "Making Markets - Critical Information Policy Choices," reflects the challenges, opportunities, and risks facing the information sector in a climate of rapidly evolving markets and business models. Participants from government, academia, and industry will cover a wide range of topics, including telecommunications and media policy, protection of digital content, patent reform, and antitrust policy.

The agenda and further details about the 2007 PFF Aspen Summit at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado can be found on our web site. General registration can be performed online or by contacting Brooke Glass at or (202) 289-8928. Members of the media will have their registration fees waived and should contact Tori Katz at or (410) 466-0049.

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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