Released May 11th, 2021
Eli Dourado - Frontiers for Productivity
Eli Dourado is an economist and senior research fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. We cover the ongoing stagnation in labor productivity, the system constraints, and some of the innovative technologies that could reverse this trend.
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