Economist meeting debates technology growth

Seven thousand economists from around the world examined the impact of globalization and information technology, during a weekend gathering in Washington, concluding that the period 1995 to 2000 saw a likely once only increase in technological gains. Martin Feldstein, much tipped as a successor to Alan Greenspan at the Fed said the US beat Europe in productivity gains partly due to a faster take up on innovation.

Economists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia, and Harvard