World KLEMS 2014


The Third World KLEMS Conference Tokyo, Japan, May 19-20, 2014

The objective of the Conference is to discuss recent progress in the development and applications of KLEMS data sets. These data are widely used in research on economic growth and structural change and in international comparisons based on purchasing power parities. The conference will give special attention to KLEMS research in Asia, focusing on recent developments in China, India, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries. Expenses for travel and accommodation for the Conference will be covered by each of the participants.
First Day, Monday, May 19:
9:00 a.m.Registration 
9:30 a.m.Growth and StagnationChair: Masahisa Fujita
Masahisa FujitaWelcoming Remarks 
Bart van ArkGrowth and Stagnation in the World EconomySlides
Kyoji FukaoThe Structural Causes of Japan's Lost DecadesSlides
Andre Hofman and Matilde MasStructural Change in Four Latin American Countries (with Claudio Aravena and Juan Fernández)Slides
11:00 a.m.Coffee break 
11:30 a.m.Parallel Sessions 
Session One:EuropeChair: Colin Webb
Bart van ArkGrowth and Stagnation in Europe (with Mary O'Mahony and Marcel Timmer)Slides
Axel WerwatzExplaining Rates of Return Differences across Industries in Germany (with Martin Gornig and Bernd Gorzig)Slides
Carlo MilanaProductivity Stagnation and Low Human Capital Investment in a Wealthy Economy: The Case of ItalySlides
Session Two:AsiaChair: Fumio Hayashi
Joji TokuiProductivity and Growth for Japanese Prefectures (with Kyoji Fukao, Tsutomu Miyagawa, Kazuyasu Kawasaki and Tatsuji Makino)Slides
Deb Kusum DasProductivity Growth in India under Different Policy Regimes: 1890-2012 (with Abdul A Erumban, Suresh Aggarwal and Sreerupa Sengupta)Slides
Yih-Ming LinIndustrial Policy, Structural Change, and Pattern of Industrial Productivity Growth in Taiwan (with Tsu-Tan Fu , Hsing-Chun Lin, and Wen-Hsin Kong)Slides
Harry X. WuChina’s Strategic Move for a New Stage of Development: A Productivity PerspectiveSlides
1:00 p.m.Lunch 
2.00 p.m.Parallel Sessions 
Session Three:Measurement IssuesChair: Chi-Yuan Liang
Bishwanath GoldarProductivity Growth in Indian Manufacturing Industries: The Role of Imported Materials InputSlides
Taehyoung ChoKorea’s Transition toward the 2008 SNA and Capital Measurement for National Balance Sheets (with Yungtaek Jung, Daejin Kim and Chaesoo Han)Slides
Hak K. PyoEstimation of Land and Inventory Stocks by Industries as Capital Inputs (with Keun Hee Rhee)Slides
Session Four:Human CapitalChair: Barbara Fraumeni
Haizheng LiHuman Capital Estimates in China, New Panel Data on China by Provinces, 1985-2010 (with Barbara Fraumeni, Qinyi Liu, Bo Li and Xiaobei Zhang)Slides
Haripriya GundimedaHuman Capital Estimates for Indian States. Gang Liu. Human Capital Measurement: Country Experiences and International InitiativesSlides
Gang LiuHuman Capital Measurement: Country Experiences and International InitiativesSlides
3:30 p.m.Afternoon Break 
4.00 p.m.Parallel Sessions 
Session Five:IntangiblesChair: Masahiro Kuroda
Cecilia Jona-LasinioICT, R&D and Non-R&D Intangible Capital in Europe (with Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, Massimiliano Iommi)Slides
Tsutomu MiyagawaIntangible Investment by Industry and Productivity Improvement in Japan (with Shoichi Hisa)Slides
Hak K. PyoIntangible Capital Stock and Its Contribution to Economic Growth in Korea, 1980-2013 (with Hyunbae Chun and Keun Hee Rhee)Slides
Session Six:United States and JapanChair: Brian Moyer
Mun HoLong-Term Estimates of U.S. Productivity and Growth (with Dale Jorgenson and Jon Samuels)Slides
Koji NomuraIndustry Origins of the U.S.-Japan Productivity Gap (with Dale Jorgenson and Jon Sammuels)Slides
Erich StrassnerAn Integrated Industry-Level Production Account for the United States (with Steven Rosenthal, Matthew Russell, Jon D. Samuels and Lisa Usher)Slides
5:30 p.m.End of day one
5:40 p.m.Bus leaves JP Tower & Conference for Hotel Grand Ark Hanzomon
6:00 p.m.Dinner for Conference Participants 
Paul Schreyer Dinner speach: From the OECD Productivity Handbook to World KLEMS
Second Day: Tuesday, May 20:
9:00 a.m.Parallel Sessions 
Session Seven:Country StudiesChair: Lawrence J. Lau
Andre Hofman Economic growth and productivity in Latin America, An industry perspective: LA KLEMS database (with Claudio Aravena)
David KupferProductivity and Investment in the Brazilian Economy (with Fabio Freitas, Gabriel Squeff, Claudio Armitrano, Sandro Sacchet de Carvalho, Thiago Miguez, and Thiago Moraes)Slides
Zaffrullah HusseinTowards a High Income Economy: The Malaysian Case (with Rauzah Zainal Abidin, Ishak Yusof and Rosmiza Rosly)Slides
Ilya VoskoboynikovIs the Russian Strategy 2020 Workable?Slides
Francisco GuillenGrowth Strategy in MexicoSlides
Session Eight:Global Value ChainsChair: Nobuhiro Kiyotaki
Gaaitzen de VriesIncomes and Jobs in Global Production of Manufactures (with Marcel P. Timmer and Bart Los)Slides
Zhi WangQuantifying International Production Sharing at the Bilateral and Sector Level (with Shang-Jin Wei and Kunfu Zhu)Slides
Eiichi NakazawaDeterminants of Trade in Value Added (with Norihiko Yamano and Colin Webb)Slides
10:30 a.m.Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.Plenary Session 
 The World EconomyChair: Masayuki Morikawa
Khuong VuProductivity Growth and Export Performance in the G7 EconomiesSlides
Robert InklaarIndustry Prices and Productivity ConvergenceSlides
Marcel TimmerSlicing Up Global Value Chains (with Abdul Azeez Erumban, Bart Los, Robert Stehrer and Gaaitzen J. de Vries)Slides
Masayuki MorikawaConcluding Remarks 
12:30 p.m.Lunch




Preliminary Program
1:30 p.m.Opening Session 
 Opening RemarksAtsushi Nakajima
1:35 p.m.Keynote Speech 
 World KLEMS Initiative"Dale Jorgenson
2:20 p.m.Keynote Speech 
 "Evolving Spatial Economy of Asia-Pacific and Growth Strategy"Masahisa Fujita
3:05 p.m.Afternoon Break
3:30 p.m.Panel Disucussion 
Panel ListTopicsModerator: Tsutomu Miyagawa
Kyoji Fukao
Nobuhiro Kiyotaki
Lawrence J. Lau
Marcel Timmer
Bart van Ark
Can the world economy keep sustainable productivity improvement?
Structural change to enhance growth: Reallocation mechanisms, change in trade structure, investments in intangibles, service sector productivity etc.
Risk factors for sustainable growth: Financial stability in the world economy, sustainability of government debt, instability of emerging economies, increase in energy demand etc.
5:30 p.m.Close
5:35 p.m.Reception (by courtesy of the Japan Productivity Center)