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David M. Byrne

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia, 2005
  • B.A., Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 1992
  • M.A., Economics, American University, 1996
Current Research Topics
  • Measuring Output in R&D-Intensive Industries
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - present
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2010 - 2015
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2002 - 2009
  • Byrne, David M., Daniel E. Sichel, and Ana Aizcorbe (2019). "Getting Smart About Phones: New Price Indexes and the Allocation of Spending Between Devices and Services Plans in Personal Consumption Expenditures," Finance and Economics Discusion Series 2019-012. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Byrne, David M., Stephen D. Oliner, and Daniel E. Sichel (2018). "How Fast are Semiconductor Prices Falling?" The Review of Income and Wealth, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 679-702.
  • Byrne, David, and Carol Corrado (2017). "ICT Services and Their Prices: What Do They Tell Us about Productivity and Technology?," International Productivity Monitor, vol. 33, pp. 150-181.
  • Byrne, David, Carol A. Corrado, and Daniel E. Sichel (2017). "Own-Account IT Equipment Investment," FEDS Notes 2017-10-04. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Byrne, David, Stephen D. Oliner, and Daniel E. Sichel (2017). "Prices of High-Tech Products, Mismeasurement, and the Pace of Innovation," Business Economics, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 103-113.
  • Byrne, David M., Brian K. Kovak, and Ryan Michaels (2017). "Quality-Adjusted Price Measurement: A New Approach with Evidence from Semiconductors," The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 99, no. 2, pp. 330–342.
  • Byrne, David, and Carol Corrado (2017). "ICT Asset Prices: Marshaling Evidence into New Measures," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2017-016. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Byrne, David, Wendy Dunn, and Eugenio Pinto (2016). "Prices and Depreciation in the Market for Tablet Computers," FEDS Notes 2016-12-05. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Byrne, David M., John G. Fernald, and Marshall B. Reinsdorf (2016). "Does the United States Have a Productivity Slowdown or a Measurement Problem?" Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring, pp. 109-157.
  • Bayard, Kimberly, David Byrne, and Dominic Smith (2015). "The Scope of U.S. 'Factoryless Manufacturing'" in Houseman, Susan N., and Michael J. Mandel eds., Measuring Globalization: Better Trade Statistics for Better Policy, vol. 2, pp. 81-120. Kalamazoo, Michigan: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
  • Byrne, David M., and Carol Corrado (2015). "Recent Trends in Communications Equipment Prices," FEDS Notes 2015-09-29. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Byrne, David M., and Carol A. Corrado (2015). "Prices for Communications Equipment: Rewriting the Record," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-069. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Byrne, David M. (2015). "Prices for Data Storage Equipment and the State of IT Innovation," FEDS Notes 2015-07-01. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Byrne, David M. (2015). "Domestic Electronics Manufacturing: Medical, Military, and Aerospace Equipment and What We Don't Know about High-Tech Productivity," FEDS Notes 2015-06-02. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Byrne, David M., and Eugénio P. Pinto (2015). "The Recent Slowdown in High-Tech Equipment Price Declines and Some Implications for Business Investment and Labor Productivity," FEDS Notes 2015-03-26. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Byrne, David, Stephen D. Oliner, and Daniel E. Sichel (2013). "Is the Information Technology Revolution Over?" International Productivity Monitor, no. 25, pp. 20-36.
  • Byrne, David, Michelle S. Goeree, Bridget Hiedemann, and Steven Stern (2009). "Formal Home Health Care, Informal Care, and Family Decision Making," International Economic Review, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 1205-1242.
  • Byrne, David, and Eric Strobl (2004). "Defining Unemployment in Developing Countries: Evidence from Trinidad and Tobago," Journal of Development Economics, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. 465-476.
  • conference

    May, 2019

    Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence

    Getting Smart about Phones

  • conference

    April, 2019

    Society of Government Economists

    Getting Smart about Phones

  • conference

    June, 2018

    Fifth World KLEMS Conference

    Accounting for Innovation in Consumer Digital Services: Implications for economic growth and consumer welfare

  • conference

    November, 2017

    5th IMF Statistical Forum: Measuring the Digital Economy

    The Rise of Cloud Computing: Minding Your P's and Q's (and K's)

  • conference

    May, 2017

    Bureau of Economic Analysis Advisory Committee

    The Rise of Cloud Computing: Minding Your P's and Q's (and K's)

  • conference

    January, 2017

    American Economic Association Annual Meeting

    A New Look at Prices of Personal Computers: Desktops, Laptops, and Tablets

  • seminar

    November, 2016

    American Enterprise Institute

    Possible Sources for the (Measured) Productivity Slowdown

  • seminar

    April, 2016

    Bureau of Economic Analysis

    The State of IT Price Measurement

  • conference

    August, 2014

    Society for Economic Measurement

    How fast are Semiconductor Prices Falling

  • conference

    July, 2014

    Conference on Research on Income and Wealth

    How fast are Semiconductor Prices Falling?

  • conference

    June, 2014

    Washington International Trade Association

    The Scope of U.S. Factoryless Manufacturing

  • seminar

    August, 2013

    Congressional Budget Office

    Is the Information Technology Revolution Over?

  • seminar

    June, 2013

    Center for Economic Studies, Bureau of Census

    The Scope of U.S. Factoryless Manufacturing

  • conference

    February, 2013

    Conference on Measuring the Effects of Globalization

    The Scope of U.S. Factoryless Manufacturing

  • seminar

    April, 2011

    College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, State University of New York

    Where's Qualcomm? How Statistics Obscure the Leading Edge of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry

  • conference

    July, 2009

    Conference on Research on Income and Wealth

    Why Are PCs Still Manufactured in the United States?

  • conference

    July, 2007

    Conference on Research on Income and Wealth

    Prices for Communications Equipment: Updating and Revisiting the Record

Referee
  • American Economic Review: Insights
  • Eastern Economic Journal
  • Economic Journal
  • Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics
  • European Economic Review
  • International Productivity Monitor
  • Journal of Comparative Economics
  • Journal of Economic Literature
  • Journal of Human Resources
  • Journal of Labor Economics
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Review of Income and Wealth
  • Southern Economic Journal
Professional Affiliation
  • Conference on Research on Income and Wealth
  • International Association for Research in Income and Wealth
Last update: May 6, 2019