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The Economics of Artificial Intelligence: An Agenda

Ajay K. Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb, editors

Conference held September 13-14, 2017
Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press

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ISBN: 978-0-226-61333-8


The following chapters are preliminary drafts unless otherwise noted. They have not yet been subjected to the formal review process of the NBER. This page will be updated as individual chapters are revised.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ajay K. Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb (bibliographic info) (download) version of June 13, 2018
1. Artificial Intelligence and the Modern Productivity Paradox: A Clash of Expectations and Statistics: Erik Brynjolfsson, Daniel Rock, Chad Syverson (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 10, 2018 (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Rebecca Henderson (bibliographic info) (download)
2. The Technological Elements of Artificial Intelligence: Matt Taddy (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. Prediction, Judgment, and Complexity: A Theory of Decision Making and Artificial Intelligence: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua S. Gans, Avi Goldfarb (bibliographic info) (download) version of May 23, 2018
       Comment: Andrea Prat (bibliographic info) (download)
4. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Innovation: An Exploratory Analysis: Iain M. Cockburn, Rebecca Henderson, Scott Stern (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 10, 2018 (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Matthew Mitchell (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Finding Needles in Haystacks: Artificial Intelligence and Recombinant Growth: Ajay Agrawal, John McHale, Alexander Oettl (bibliographic info) (download) version of May 14, 2018 (Working Paper version)
6. AI as the Next GPT: A Political-Economy Perspective: Manuel Trajtenberg (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 23, 2018 (Working Paper version)
7. AI, Income, Employment, and Meaning: Betsey Stevenson (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Work: Daron Acemoglu, Pascual Restrepo (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth: Philippe Aghion, Benjamin F. Jones, Charles I. Jones (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 10, 2018 (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Patrick Francois (bibliographic info) (download)
10. AI and Jobs: The Role of Demand: James Bessen (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 10, 2018 (Working Paper version)
11. Public Policy in an AI Economy: Austan Goolsbee (bibliographic info) (download) version of May 14, 2018 (Working Paper version)
12. Should We Be Reassured If Automation in the Future Looks Like Automation in the Past?: Jason Furman (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 23, 2018
13. R&D, Structural Transformation, and the Distribution of Income: Jeffrey D. Sachs (bibliographic info) (download)
14. Artificial Intelligence and Its Implications for Income Distribution and Unemployment: Anton Korinek, Joseph E. Stiglitz (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 10, 2018 (Working Paper version)
15. Neglected Open Questions in the Economics of Artificial Intelligence: Tyler Cowen (bibliographic info) (download)
16. Artificial Intelligence, Economics, and Industrial Organization: Hal Varian (bibliographic info) (download) version of July 3, 2018 (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Judith Chevalier (bibliographic info) (download)
17. Privacy, Algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence: Catherine Tucker (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 10, 2018
18. Artificial Intelligence and Consumer Privacy: Ginger Zhe Jin (bibliographic info) (download) version of May 14, 2018 (Working Paper version)
19. AI and International Trade: Avi Goldfarb, Daniel Trefler (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 19, 2018 (Working Paper version)
20. Punishing Robots: Issues in the Economics of Tort Liability and Innovation in Artificial Intelligence: Alberto Galasso, Hong Luo (bibliographic info) (download) version of May 14, 2018
21. The Impact of Machine Learning on Economics: Susan Athey (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 10, 2018
       Comment: Mara Lederman (bibliographic info) (download) version of May 14, 2018
22. AI, Labor, Productivity, and the Need for Firm-Level Data: Manav Raj, Robert Seamans (bibliographic info) (download) version of May 14, 2018
23. How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Can Impact Market Design: Paul R. Milgrom, Steven Tadelis (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
24. Artificial Intelligence and Behavioral Economics: Colin F. Camerer (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 10, 2018
       Comment: Daniel Kahneman (bibliographic info) (download) version of January 10, 2018
 
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