IARIW-ESCoE Conference on Intangible Assets


IARIW-ESCoE Conference on Intangible Assets

11 November 2021 — 12 November 2021

RSA House, London

The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW), in partnership with the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ES/S012729/2), held a conference on the measurement of intangible assets and their implications for growth and productivity, at RSA House, London, 11-12 November 2021.

The keynote speakers were Jonathan Haskel, Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London and Dan Sichel, Professor of Economics at Wellesley College, United States. 

The aim of the conference was to bring together academics, statisticians, policymakers and other data users, interested in the measurement of intangibles, to take forward an agenda for understanding the importance of these rapidly growing investments. Selected papers from this conference will be published in a special forthcoming issue of the Review of Income and Wealth (RIW).

The conference took place as a hybrid event, with some presentations given in-person and others via Zoom. Recordings of most sessions, as well as presentation slides where available can be accessed via the following archive page on the ESCoE website here.

Session 2A ‘Management/Organisational Capital’ included presentations from the MES team.

Jakob Schneebacher (Office for National Statistics) “Channels of Managerial Capital Accumulation – A Framework and New Evidence from UK Microdata”

Takafumi Kawakubo (London School of Economics) “Managing Expectations: How Better Managed Firms Make Better Macro and Micro Forecasts”