A New Generation of Economic Indicators to Chart Global Technology Economic Progress

The Technology Economics Institute (TEI) provides leading indicators that chart the impact of technology and digitization on business, society, government, quality of life, and the environment. The world’s thinkers and leaders use our indicators to monitor and analyze key dynamics driving the technology economy on a global, national, and organizational basis. By gaining holistic and granular insights into these trends, these individuals can make strategic and tactical decisions to improve their organizations’ business and operational outcomes.

Introducing the Technology Economics Institute

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“We are in a digital and technology economy, where change is constant. The world’s thinkers need new indicators to chart key dynamics so that they can understand what truly drives the global economy.”
– Dr. Howard Rubin, Founder and CEO of the Technology Economics Institute

Dow Jones Industrial Average 37,986
0.56%
Standard & Poors 4,967
0.88%
Technology Leader Stock Index 1,917
0%

Industrial Economy Metrics

Technology Economy Metrics

Industrial Economy Metrics
Technology Economy Metrics
Source:
US Inflation

3.4% Updated: Monthly

0%
% Change from March

Source:
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World GDP 2024 Projection

$105,000,000,000,000 Updated: Monthly

0%
% Change from March

Source:
World Population

8,100,000,000.0 Updated: Annually

0.47%
% Change from 2023

Source:
World GDP Per Capita

$12,963 Updated: Annually

2.19%
% Change from 2023

Source:
US GDP Projection

26,700,000,000,000.0 Updated: Annually

1.5%
% Change from 2023

Source:
US Population

334,900,000.0 Updated: Annually

0.38%
% Change from 2023

Source:
US GDP per Capita

$79,725 Updated: Annually

1.14%
% Change from 2023

Source:
World Technical Debt 2024

$1,894,200,000,000 Updated: Annually

0%
% Change from 2023

Source:
World Technical Debt Hourly

$216,232,877 Updated: Hourly

0%
% Change from the last hour

IT Inflation

4.60% Updated: Monthly

0%
% Change from March

Worldwide total IT spending (including vendors, services, and all in-house costs), as extrapolated from sample data provided by organizations accounting for 17% of global IT spending.
World IT GDP 2024 Projection

$8,610,000,000,000 Updated: Monthly

0%
% Change from March

World Population

8,100,000,000.00 Updated: Annually

0.47%
% Change from 2023

IT GDP projection based on the current world population.
World IT GDP Per Capita

$1,063 Updated: Annually

0%
% Change from 2023

US total IT spending extrapolated for the US GDP.
US IT GDP

$2,143,427,600,000 Updated: Annually

2.14%
% Change from 2023

US Population

334,900,000.00 Updated: Annually

0.38%
% Change from 2023

US IT GDP, as based on the current US population.
US IT GDP per Capita

$6,537 Updated: Annually

0%
% Change from 2023

Technical data extrapolated from US total IT spending over the past five years.
US Technical Debt 2024

$503,562,000,000 Updated: Annually

0%
% Change from 2023

US technical debt divided by the total hours in a calendar year.
US Technical Debt Hourly

$57,484,247 Updated: Hourly

0%
% Change from the last hour

Digital Galapagos: Explore the Patterns of Technology

The technology economy is a major engine of global growth and driver of the world’s economy. When we view the technology economy at a national level, we can document its impact on wealth distribution, growth, and disparities.” – Dr. Howard Rubin, TEI

Digital Disparity Patterns

(Ratio of Highest Observation to Lowest)

Technologic
IT GDP per Capita
469.8
Classic Economic
GDP per Capita
57.9
Other Measure
UN Human Development Index
1.8

Technologic
IT GDP per Capita
3.5
Classic Economic
GDP per Capita
2.2
GDP
90.1

Country Patterns

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Per capita and per change in UN Human Development Index

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State Patterns

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Per capita and distribution by health, education, GDP per capita, crime, etc.

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Cross Sector Global Data

(Top Decile Business Performance Vs Average)

TEI measures help organizations identify inefficiencies and new opportunities by comparing their performance to industry leaders.

Technologic
IT Spend % Revenue
IT TOTAL Spend % Opex
IT Intensity
IT Spend per Employee
IT % Spend on Run the Business
IT % Spend on Change
% Spend on Cybersecurity
0.94
1.73
1.12
1.21
0.87
1.37
1.12
Classic Economic
Operating Margin
Revenue per Employee
Income per Employee
3.13
1.36
3.60

Disparity = (Ratio of Highest Observation to Lowest)

Meet the Thinkers

Welcome to TEI, led by Dr. Howard Rubin and Jed Rubin. Learn what inspired us to develop new indices to monitor the world’s technology investments and effectiveness.

About Us

Dr. Howard Rubin

Chief Explorer of Technology Economics

Jed Rubin

Principal and Director of Operations

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