World Klems

The Fourth World KLEMS Conference Madrid, Spain, May 23-24, 2016.

Schedule and presentations.

DAY 1:   May 23, 2016.
8:45 a.m. Registration, BBVA Foundation, Madrid, Spain. 
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. First Plenary Session: ICT. Bart van Ark, Chair
  Carol Corrado. ICT Prices and ICT Services: What Do They Tell Us about Productivity and Technology? (with David Byrne). [Related Paper]
  Kyoji Fukao. Why Was Japan Left Behind in the ICT Revolution? (with Kenta Ikeuchi, Young-Gak Kim, and Hyeog Ug Kwon)
  Chi-Yuan Liang. Total Factor Productivity Changes in the ICT Industry: An International Comparison among the U.S., Japan, Korea and Taiwan during 1981 to 2010 (with Ruei-He Jheng).
  Matilde MasLooking for a Virtuous Pattern of Growth: Some Insights for the Discussion (with Eva Benages)
11:00 a.m. Coffee Break.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Simultaneous Sessions.
  Europe. Javier Quesada, Chair
Dariusz Kotlewski. KLEMS productivity accounts for the Polish economy (with Mirosław Błażej)
  Isabelle Remond-Tiedrez. Development of a Quality-Adjusted Labor Productivity Index in the European Union (with Jose M. Rueda-Cantuche, Antonio Amores Hernandez, Marian Mraz, Pedro Martins-Ferreira, and Juan M. Valderas Jaramillo)
  Antonio Amores Hernandez. Methodology for the Estimation of Capital Productivity Indicators in the European Union (with Jose M. Rueda-Cantuche, Isabelle Remond-Tiedrez, and Letizia Montinari)
  Ilya Voskoboynikov. Russia since 1995: Natural Gas, Catching Up, and Informality
  Belen Zinni. Productivity Developments in Europe and the OECD
  Asia KLEMS. K. L. Krishna, Chair
  Hyunbae Chun and Tsutomu Miyagawa. Declining Rate of Return on Capital and the Role of Intangibles in Japan and Korea. (with Hak Kil Pyo, Miho Takizawa, and Konomi Tonogi)
  Kyoji Fukao. Measurement of Deflators and Real Value Added in the Service Sector. (with Taesuke Kameda, Koto Nakamura, Ryuich Namba, Masahiro Sato, and Shigeru Sugihara)
  B. N. Goldar and Suresh AgarwalProductivity Growth and Levels: A comparison of Formal and Informal Manufacturing in India (with Deb Kusum Das, Abdul Azeez Erumban,  and Pilu Chandra Das) [Related Paper]
  Katherine Keenan. Experimental Estimates of Industry Level KLEMS Multifactor Productivity, 2015.
  Deb Kusum Das and Harry Wu. How do Asian Giants  China and India Compare towards Industry-Level Productivity? (with K. L. Krishna, and Abdul Azeez Erumban)
1:00 p.m. Lunch Break.
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Simultaneous Sessions.
  LA KLEMS. Matilde Mas, Chair
  Eduardo Fernandez-Arias. The Productivity Gap in Latin America: Lessons from Fifty Years of Development.
  Francisco Guillen. Determinants of Productivity Growth for the Mexican Economy  (with Pilar Garcia, Jesus Togno, Oscar Venzor, Alfredo Henestrosa, and Christian Avila)
  Andre Hofman. Potential Growth in Latin America. (with Claudio Aravena)
  Ariel Coremberg. This Was Not Argentina's Growth and Productivity Decade (with Marisa Wierny)
  Human Capital. Andrew Sharpe, Chair
  Michael S. Christian. Net Investment and Stocks of Human Capital in the United States, 1975-2013
  Barbara M. Fraumeni. Progress in Measuring Human Capital Around the World
  Gang Liu. A Stylized Satellite Account for Human Capital. [Related Paper]
  Lea Samek. The Impact of Health on Human Capital Stocks (with Mary O'Mahony)
3:30 p.m. Coffee Break.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Simultaneous Sessions.
  US KLEMS. Brian Moyer, Chair
  Erich H. Strassner. Extended Supply-Use Tables in Basic Prices with Firm Heterogeneity: A Proof of Concept for the United States (with James J. Fetzer, Thomas F. Howells III, Lin Z. Jones, and Zhi Wang) [Related Paper]
  Jon D. Samuels. Associates Degrees, the Quality of the U.S. Workforce, and the Sources of U.S. Economic Growth (with Ross Gittell and Edinaldo Tebaldi) [Related Paper]
  David B. Wasshausen. Integrating GDP by Industry with Interindustry Accounts for the United States (with Thomas F. Howells III, Amanda S. Lyndaker, and Erich H. Strassner)
  Mun S. Ho. Education, Participation, and the Revival of U.S. Economic Growth (with Dale W. Jorgenson and Jon D. Samuels) [Related Paper]
  Intangible Capital. Susanto Basu, Chair
  Wen Chen. Cross-Country Income Differences Revisited: Accounting for the Role of Intangible Capital
  Cecilia Jona-Lasinio. Sources of Country-Sector Productivity Growth: Total Factor Productivity and Intangible Capital in the EU15 and the U.S. (with Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, and Massimiliano Iommi)
  Mary O’MahonyMeasuring Educational Services and Social Infrastructure (Carol Corrado and Lea Samek)
  Juan Fernandez de Guevara. Intangible Assets and Spanish Economic Growth (with Matilde Mas)
7:00 p.m. Meet for Walking Tour of Madrid.
8:30 p.m. Conference Dinner.
DAY 2:
 May 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. Day 2 registration for all participants.
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Simultaneous Sessions.
  Global Value Chains. Ivo Havingha, Chair
  Gaaitzen de Vries. Skills and Activity Upgrading in Global Value Chains: Trends and Drivers for Asia (with Quanrun Chen, Rana Hasan, and Zhigang Li)
  Abdul A. Erumban. Global Growth Accounting: The Role of Shifting Investment Patterns (with Robert Inklaar and Klaas de Vries)
  Marta Solaz. Value Added and Participation in Global Value Chains: The Case of Spain
  Marcel P. Timmer. Peak Trade? An Anatomy of the recent Global Trade Slowdown (with Bart Los, Robert Stehrer, and Gaaitzen de Vries)
  Measurement. Robin Sickles, Chair
  Alicia M. Rambaldi. Vanishing Procyclicality of Productivity? Industry Evidence (with Antonio Peyrache)
  Bert M. Balk. On Measuring Regional or Global Growth and Inflation (with D.W. Prasada Rao and Alicia M. Rambaldi)
  Hak K. Pyo. Labor Productivity and a Test of Kaldor-Verdoorn's Law Using the World KLEMS Dataset
  Christina Wang. Total Factor Productivity Has Become Much Less Correlated with Output as well as Inputs since the 1980s
11:00 a.m. Coffee Break.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Final Plenary Session: Future Challenges. Dale Jorgenson, Chair
  Francisco Perez. Measuring Progress in the Spanish Economy: A World KLEMS-IVIE Approach
  Bart van Ark. The Future Development of EU KLEMS
  Paul Schreyer. An OECD Agenda on Issues in Productivity Measurement
  Marcel P. Timmer. Global Value Chain Research Going Forward
1:00 p.m. Lunch.
All participants in the World KLEMS Conference are invited to the following:
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Open Session: Europe's Performance and Trends of the World Economy.
5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Presentation. Francisco Perez, Chair.
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Keynote Speakers.
Dale W. Jorgenson. The World Economy: Performance and Outlook
Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo. Spanish Economy: How to Improve Productivity in the Current Environment
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Round Table: The Future of Europe from an International Perspective
Matilde Mas. The EU Productivity Gap
Angel Melguizo. Latin American Economic Outlook: Overcoming the Middle Income Trap
Bart van Ark. Are Emerging Economies Still Emerging?
Kyoji Fukao. China's Slowdown and the Expected Impact on Japan's Economy: An Analysis Based on the World Input‐Output Database (WIOD)
Marcel P. Timmer. European Competitiveness in Value Chains
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Discussion: Javier Quesada, Chair
8:00 p.m. Closing