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Dr Kris Hartley has published a new article for Utilities Policy journal

December 2021

Dr Kris Hartley, Assistant Professor at APS, has published a new article for Utilities Policy journal. Co-authored with Vu Minh Khuong, Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, the article is entitled “Effects of digital transformation on electricity sector growth and productivity: A study of thirteen industrialized economies.” Kris and his colleague find that total factor productivity and digital assets are the most powerful drivers of labor productivity growth and catch-up, while non-ICT assets have only a minor effect. Notably, they also find that labor quality outperforms investment in R&D as a determinant of productivity. Their study has implications for labor and industrial policy in an era of change and restructuring in the electricity sector. Link: