Carol Corrado

Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program, The Conference Board

Carol Corrado is senior advisor and research director in economics at The Conference Board, where her primary focus is measuring intangible capital and analyzing innovation and economic growth. Corrado coauthored key papers on the macroeconomic analysis of intangible investment and capital, including one that won the International Association of Research on Income and Wealth’s 2010 Kendrick Prize (“Intangible Capital and U.S. Economic Growth”) and one that appears in Measuring Capital in the New Economy (University of Chicago Press, 2005), a volume she coedited.

Her research on intangibles and innovation has been cited in the popular press, including Business Week, Financial Times, and New York Times. In recent work, she collaborated to develop the INTANInvest database, an internationally comparable dataset of intangible investment and capital for 27 EU countries, Norway, and the United States.

Corrado received the American Statistical Association’s prestigious Julius Shiskin Award for Economic Statistics in 2003 in recognition of her leadership in improving the measurement of industry productivity, information and communications technology prices, and industrial production and capacity utilization. She also received a Special Achievement Award from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1998 and holds a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in management science from Carnegie-Mellon University.

In addition to her work for The Conference Board, Corrado is senior scholar at Georgetown University McDonough School’s Center for Business and Public Policy, a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of Bureau of Labor Statistics, a member of the executive committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research’s (NBER) Conference on Research on Income and Wealth, and current chair-elect of the Business and Economics Section of the American Statistical Association.

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