Discussion on “Demographics and Innovation”

Event: Technology and Aging Workforce: Maximize the Gains from Longevity and Long Working Life

Discussion on “Demographics and Innovation”

18 May 2018
Author / Speaker: 
Emiko Usui, Hitotsubashi University
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Description: 

In discussing the presentation on “Demographics and Innovation” by François Derrien, the speaker noted that the paper successfully gathered various data to control for factors that appear to be correlated with age structure and innovation. She also underscored the policy implications of coping with an aging population, such as incentivizing childbirth and encouraging younger and skilled immigration. She further expressed curiosity on whether the authors would draw a similar conclusion if their analysis would be conducted using data from Asian countries.​

Geographical Focus: 
Regional - North America
Type of Content: 
Learning Event

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