The UW School of Law will host Regional Institutions for Innovation and Productivity Friday, April 9, featuring Washington Governor Christine Gregoire, Microsoft Senior Vice President Brad Smith, and UW School of Law Dean Kellye Testy. The conference, presented by the UW Economic Policy Research Center, will be held in William H. Gates Hall Room 138.
The schedule for the half-day conference is as follows:
Dean and James W. Mifflin University Professor
University of Washington School of Law
- Information Technology and the Future of Washington State
The Honorable Christine Gregoire
Governor, Washington state
- Software and Productivity
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Microsoft
- Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy
Schussel Family Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, Director, MIT Center for Digital Business
- Innovation and Competitiveness: Reevaluating the Contributors to Growth
Bart van Ark
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, The Conference Board, Professor of Economics, University of Groningen, Netherlands
- Information Technology and the Transformation of the Washington Economy
Professor and Robert R. Richards Distinguished Scholar, University of Washington Director, UW Economic Policy Research Center
- Regional Institutions For Innovation Commercialization
Vice Provost of Technology Transfer, University of Washington
- Technology Innovations: Powering or Pummeling the Economy?
Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Innovation and Productivity
- Information Technology and Education as Determinants of Productivity Growth
Economist, Ifo Institute of Economic Research at the University of Munich
To register or for more information, contact the UW School of Law Continuing Legal Education Office.