IARIW 2012 General Conference, Programme
IARIW 32nd General Conference, Boston, USA, August 5-11, 2012

Final Programme

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, AFTERNOON

Registration and IARIW Council Meeting



SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, EVENING

Opening Reception



MONDAY, AUGUST 6, MORNING

Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Steve Landefeld (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) and Peter van de Ven (IARIW and OECD)

Chairman Ben Bernanke (Federal Reserve Board, USA) delivers prerecorded remarks. Watch here.

Session 1: Expanded Measures of Economic Sustainability & Welfare: Retrospect and Prospect

Joint Session with the Conference for Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW)

Chair and Organizer: Steve Landefeld (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA)

Keynote Speaker: Katharine Abraham (Council of Economic Advisors, USA)

1. Dale Jorgenson (Harvard University, USA) and Daniel T. Slesnick (University of Texas, USA) "Measuring Social Welfare in the National Accounts"

2. Paul Schreyer (OECD) and Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada) "Household Production, Leisure and Living Standards"

Discussants: Nancy Folbre (University of Massachusetts, USA) and Timothy Smeeding (University of Wisconsin, USA)



MONDAY, AUGUST 6, AFTERNOON

Session 2A: Measurement of Productive Activities by Households

Chair and Organizer: Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, USA)

1. Charlene Kalenkoski (Ohio University, USA) and Gigi Foster (University of New South Wales, Australia) "Measuring the Relative Productivity of Sole-Tasking to Multitasking in Household Production: New Experimental Evidence" [Abstract]

2. Julie Smith (Australian National University, Australia) "Including Household Production in the System of National Accounts (SNA) - Exploring the Implications of Breastfeeding and Human Milk Provision" [Abstract]

3. Duncan Ironmonger (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Faye Soupourmas (University of Melbourne, Australia) "Output-Based Estimates of the Gross Household Product of the United States, 2003-2010: And Some Interactions of GHP with Gross Market Product During the Great Financial Crisis (2008-2009)" [Abstract]

4. Eeva Hamunen (Statistics Finland), Johanna Varjonen (Statistics Finland) and Katri Soinne (Statistics Finland) "Satellite Accounts on Household Production: Eurostat Methodology and Experiences to Apply It" [Abstract]

Discussants: Michael Christian (University of Wisconsin, USA), Duncan Ironmonger (University of Melbourne, Australia), Steve Landefeld (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), Rachel Soloveichik (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), and Sabrina Pabilonia (Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA)


Session 2B: Productivity Measurement Under Alternate Assumptions I

Chairs and Organizers: Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) and Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

1. Mark Vancauteren (Hasselt Universiteit and Statistics Netherlands), Erik Veldhuizen (Statistics Netherlands) and Bert Balk (Erasmus University, Netherlands) "Measures of Productivity Change: Which Outcome Do You Want?" [Abstract]

2. Bernd Görzig (DIW Berlin, Germany) and Martin Gornig (DIW Berlin, Germany) "The Dispersion in Profit Rates in Germany: A Result of Imperfect Competition?" [Abstract]

3. Susanto Basu (Boston College and NBER, USA) and Mikael Carlsson (Sveriges Riksbank, Sweden) "Productivity, Efficiency and Labor Reallocation" [Abstract]

4. Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada) and Amélie Lafrance (Statistics Canada) "Productivity Growth in the Canadian Telecommunication Industry: Evidence from Micro Data" [Abstract]

5. Michael Harper (Bureau of Labor Statistics [Retired], USA) and Lucy Eldridge (Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA) "Substitution of Imports for Domestic Labor, Capital and Materials in U.S. Manufacturing" [Abstract]

6. Kevin Fox (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada) "Notes on the Decomposition of Malmquist Productivity Indexes" [Abstract]

Discussants: Mike Harper (Retired, Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA), Kyoji Fukao (Hitotsubashi University, Japan), Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, USA), Robert Inklaar (University of Groningen Netherlands), Bert Balk (Erasmus University, Netherlands)


Session 2C: Income Redistribution

Organizer: Conference Program Committee

Chair: Sylvie Michaud (Statistics Canada)

1. Olivier Bargain (UC Dublin, Ireland, IZA, Germany and CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxemburg), Mathias Dolls (IZA, Germany), Herwig Immervoll (World Bank), Dirk Neumann (IZA, Germany), Andreas Peichl (IZA, Germany), Nico Pestel (IZA, Germany), and Sebastian Siegloch (IZA, Germany) "Tax Policy and Income Inequality in the United States, 1978-2009: A Decomposition Approach" [Abstract]

2. Iryna Kyzyma (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxemburg and Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences [BIGSSS], Germany) "Changes in the Patterns of Poverty Duration in Germany Over 1992-2010" [Abstract]

3. Ive Marx (University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium) "The Paradox of Redistribution Revisited: For What it Matters, Targeting is Associated With Higher Levels of Redistribution" [Abstract]

4. Pedro Moncarz (Universidad National de Cordoba, Argentina) "Assessing Implicit Redistribution Within Social Security Systems: The Case of Argentina" [Abstract]

5. Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK), Silvia Avram, (University of Essex, UK), Horacio Levy (University of Essex, UK) and Alari Paulus (University of Essex, UK) "Income Redistribution in the European Union" [Abstract]

Discussants: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta, Canada), Bob McColl (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia) and Thesia Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA)


Session 2D: Inequality and Growth in Developing Countries

Organizer: Conference Program Committee

Chair: Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy, Rome)

1. Surajit Deb (University of Delhi, India) "Has the Inflation and Growth Process Changed the Domestic Terms of Trade in Favor of Agriculture or Industry? Evidence from Cross Country Analysis" [Abstract]

2. Petra Sauer (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria) and Martin Zagler (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria) "(In)equality in Education and Economic Development" [Abstract]

3. Gustavo Marrero (Universidad de La Laguna, Spain) and Juan Gabriel Rodriguez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) "Inequality of Opportunity and Inequality of Effort: a Canonical Growth Model" [Abstract]

4. Nicole Rippin (German Development Institute and University of Göttingen, Germany) "Integrating Inter- and Intra-Personal Inequality in Additive Poverty Indices" [Abstract]

5. Hasan Vergil (Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Turkey) "Income Mobility, Income Distribution and Economic Growth in Turkey" [Abstract]

6. Lucia Luzi (University of Venice, Italy) "Long-Term Impact of Malnutrition on Education Outcomes for Children in Rural Tanzania" [Abstract]

Discussants: Gaston Yalonetzky (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, UK), Conchita D’Ambrosio (Universita di Milano-Bicocca and DIW Berlin) and Roberta Zizza (Bank of Italy)



MONDAY, AUGUST 6, LATE AFTERNOON

First Poster Session

Bo Bergman (Statistics Sweden [Retired]) "Macro Financial Balance Sheets in Sweden: An Alternative Approach, 1980 – 2011" [Abstract]

Giuseppe Cinquegrana (ISTAT, Italy) "The Dynamics of Housing Market Prices and the Business Cycle: A VAR Analysis for the European Monetary Union" [Abstract]

Paul den Boer (Statistics Netherlands [CBS]) "Choosing a Method for the Deflation of FISIM" [Abstract]

Susanne Elsas (Bamberg University, Germany), Christian Abmann (Bamberg University, Germany) "The Diminishing of the Marginal Utility of Income Under Latent Individual Specific Heterogeneity" [Abstract]

Valerie Fender (Office for National Statistics, UK) "Using an Output Approach to Measure Household Production" [Abstract]

Ratan Ghosal (University of Calcutta, India) "Growth, Poverty and the Inequality Paradox in India: A Panel Data Approach" [Abstract]

Srinivas Goli (International Institute for Population Sciences, India) "Socioeconomic Determinants of Health Inequalities among the Older Population in India: A Decomposition Analysis" [Abstract]

Tarek Harchaoui (Groningen Growth and Development Centre, Netherlands) "The Europe-U.S. Retail Trade Productivity Gap in a Rear-View Mirror" [Abstract]

Barry Johnson (Internal Revenue Service, USA), Brian Raub (Internal Revenue Service, USA) and Joseph Newcomb (Internal Revenue Service, USA) "The Income and Wealth of 2007 Estate Tax Decedents" [Abstract]

Gitte Frej Knudsen (Statistics Denmark) "Household Wealth - What We Can Learn from Micro Data Registers" [Abstract]

Pirmin Fessler (Austrian National Bank, Austria), Maximilian Kasy (UCLA, USA) and Peter Lindner (Austrian National Bank, Austria) "Survey Mode Effects on Income Inequality Measurement" [Abstract]

Michele Marotta (ISTAT, Italy) and Francesca Tartamella (ISTAT, Italy) "Analysing the Tax Burden of Households by Regions During the Crisis of 2009" [Abstract]

Nicholas Oulton (London School of Economics, UK) "The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: True PPPs for 141 Countries" [Abstract]

Suparna Pal (Centre for Development Studies, India) "Methodological Upgradation to the Labour Input Approach: An Application to the Private Health Care Service in India" [Abstract]

Nico Pestel (IZA and University of Cologne, Germany) and Andreas Peichl (IZA, University of Cologne, ISER and CESifo, Germany) "Multidimensional Affluence: Theory and Applications to Germany and the US" [Abstract]

Marianne Saam (Centre for European Economic Research [ZEW], Germany) and Thomas Niebel (Centre for European Economic Research [ZEW], Germany) "Productivity of ICT and Non-ICT Capital - The Role of Rates of Return and Capital Prices" [Abstract]

Simone Salotti (National University of Ireland) "Wealth Effects in the US: Evidence from the Combination of Two Surveys" [Abstract]

Rathindra Sen (Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith University, India) "The Role of Judiciary and Government on Polluting Industries in India" [Abstract]

Francesca Tartamella (ISTAT, Italy) and Alessandra Coli (University of Pisa, Italy) "Analysing the Distribution of Income: How to Account for the Underground Economy in the Household Income Micro Datasets" [Abstract]

Aaron Van den Heede (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Tim Goedemé (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Josefine Vanhille (University of Antwerp, Belgium), and Antal Van den Bosch (University of Antwerp, Belgium) "What Difference Does a Survey Make? Comparing Incomes of the 65+ in Europe Between SILC and SHARE" [Abstract]

Nan Zhang (Hiroshima Shudo University, Japan) "New Frameworks for Measuring Global-Flow-of-Funds: Financial Stability in China" [Abstract]



MONDAY, AUGUST 6, EVENING

IARIW-CRIW Dinner in Honour of Robert Summers

Guest Speakers: Lawrence Summers (President Emeritus of Harvard University and Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University, USA) and Alan Heston (University of Pennsylvannia, USA)



TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, MORNING

Session 3: Impact of the Great Recession on the Well-Being of Households I

Chair and Organizer: Timothy M. Smeeding (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

1. Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy), Stephen Jenkins (London School of Economics, UK), John Micklewright (Institute of Education, UK) and Brian Nolan (University College Dublin, Ireland) “The Great Recession and the Distribution of Household Income” [Abstract]

2. Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK), Chrysa Leventi (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Horacio Levy (University of Essex, UK), Alari Paulus (University of Essex, UK), Tim Callan (ESRI, Ireland) and Manos Matsaganis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece) “The Distributional Effects of Austerity Measures: A Comparison of Six EU Countries” [Abstract]

3. Salvatore Morelli (University of Oxford, UK) "Banking Shocks and Top Income Shares" [Abstract]

4. John Cockburn (Université Laval, Canada), Ismaël Fofana (International Food Policy Research Institute [IFPRI], USA) and Luca Tiberti (Université Laval, Canada) "Including Children in Policy Responses to the Global Economic Recession in West and Central Africa" [Abstract]

5. Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada) and Andrew Sharpe (Center for the Study of Living Standards, Canada) "The Impact of the Great Recession on Economic Well-being: How Different are OECD Nations and Why?" [Abstract]

6. Francesco Figari (University of Insubria, Italy), Marina Fernandez Salgado (University of Essex, UK), Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK) and Alberto Tumino (University of Essex, UK) "Welfare Compensation for Unemployment in the Great Recession" [Abstract]

Discussants: Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa, Canada), Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy) and Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France)



TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, AFTERNOON

Session 4A: Ageing Society

Organizers: Edward Wolff (New York University, USA) and Barbara Liberda (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Chair: Edward Wolff (New York University, USA)

1. Joseph Marchand (University of Alberta, Canada), and Jonathan Fisher (Census Bureau, USA) "Trends in the Inequality of Consumption and Expenditure Among Older Adult Cohorts" [Abstract]

2. Bérangère Legendre (Paris Dauphine University, France) and Najat El Mekkaoui de Freitas (Paris Dauphine University, France) "Life Cycle Accumulation and Aging Risks" [Abstract]

3. Jens Gruetz (Eurostat) "Post Reform Pension Entitlements in Germany - The Need for Another Reform" [Abstract]

4. Najat El Mekkaoui De Freitas (Paris Dauphine University, France), Bérangère Legendre (Paris Dauphine University, France) and Gordon Clark (Oxford University, UK) "Poverty Risk and Holding Behaviour Among Retirees" [Abstract]

Discussants: Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Thomas Masterson (Levy Economics Institute, USA)


Session 4B: Measuring Economic Performance in China and India I

Organizers: Harry Wu (Hitotsubashi University, Japan) and Ramesh Kolli (Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth, India)

Chair: Harry Wu (Hitosubashi University, Japan)

1. Åshild Johnsen (University of Stavanger, Norway) and Inqvild Almås (Norwegian School of Economics, Norway) "The Cost of Living and its Implications for Inequality and Poverty Measures for China" [Abstract]

2. Basudeb Chaudhuri (Centre de Sciences Humaines, India), Mainak Mazumdar (Centre de Sciences Humaines, India), Matthieu Teachout (École Polytechnique, France), and Velayoudom Marimoutou (Université de la Méditerranée, France) "Growth, Regional Disparity and Convergence Clubs in India: A Sectoral Level Analysis and Decomposition" [Abstract]

3. Xu Xianchun (National Bureau of Statistics, China), Shi Faqi (National Bureau of Statistics, China) and Xu Yating (National Bureau of Statistics, China) "Reforms and Improvement of Compiling Methods of Flow of Funds in Physical Transaction in China" [Abstract]

4. Shatakshee Dhongde (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) "Measuring Segregation of the Poor in India" [Abstract]

5. Panchanan Das (Government of West Bengal, India) "Structural Dynamics, Growth and Regional Inequality: Incidence of Industrial Development in India" [Abstract]

Discussants: D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), Abdul Azeez Erumban (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), Bjorn Gustafsson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada), and Aparajita Bakshi (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India)


Session 4C: Productivity Measurement Under Alternate Assumptions II

Organizers: Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) and Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Chair: Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

1. Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada) and Emily Yu (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada) "New Estimates of Canadian TFP Growth and the Contribution of Changes in Real Export and Import Prices to Real Income Growth" [Abstract]

2. Bart Los (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and Eric Dietzenbacher (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "Quantification of the Contributions of Productivity Growth and Globalization to World Consumption Growth Rates (1995-2008)" [Abstract]

3. Erik Veldhuizen (Statistics Netherlands), Mark de Haan (Statistics Netherlands), Myriam van Rooijen-Horsten (Statistics Netherlands) and Murat Tanriseven (Statistics Netherlands) "The Dutch Growth Accounts: Measuring Productivity With Non-Zero Profits" [Abstract]

4. Laurence Nayman (Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales [CEPII], France) and Deniz Unal (Centre d'Etudes Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales [CEPII], France) "How Far from the Mark? Manufacturing Price and Productivity Levels of Eight European Countries Compared to Germany" [Abstract]

5. Tsutomu Miyagawa (Gakushuin University, Japan) and Shoichi Hisa (Yokohama City University, Japan) "Estimates of Intangible Investment by Industry and Productivity Growth in Japan" [Abstract]

6. Axel Werwatz (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany), Bernd Görzig (DIW Berlin, Germany) and Martin Gornig (DIW Berlin, Germany) "Interindustry Differences in Rates of Return - New Evidence from Germany" [Abstract]

Discussants: Nicholas Oulton (London School of Economics, UK), Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada), Robert Hill (University of Graz, Austria), Mary O’Mahony (University of Birmingham, UK), Kevin Fox (University of New South Wales, Australia), and Erik Veldhuizen (Statistics Netherlands)


Session 4D: Issues Related to the National Accounts

Organizer: Conference Program Committee

Chair: Peter van de Ven (IARIW and OECD)

1. Kazusuke Tsujimura (Keio University, Japan) and Masako Tsujimura (Keio University, Japan) "Foundations of Balance Sheet Economics" [Abstract]

2. Wendy Li (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) "Depreciation of Business R&D Capital" [Abstract]

3. Kimberly Zieschang (IMF), Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada) and Dennis Fixler (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) "Problems with the Measurement of Banking Services in a National Accounting Framework" [Abstract]

4. Carol Corrado (The Conference Board, USA), Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) and Kyle Hood (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) "Expanding the Definition of Financial Intermediation Services in the US National Accounts" [Abstract]

5. André Vanoli (Association de Comptabilité Nationale, France) "Towards the Estimation of Final Demand at Total Costs (Paid Economic Costs Plus Unpaid Ecological Costs) in an Extended National Accounting Central Framework" [Abstract]

6. Maryse Fesseau (OECD), Florence Wolff (OECD) and Maria-Liviana Mattonetti (Eurostat) "Micro and Macro Estimates on Household Economic Resources: A Cross Country Data Reconciliation" [Abstract]

Discussants: Soli Peleg (Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel), Albert Braakmann (Federal Statistical Office, Germany) and Utz Reich (Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Germany)



TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, LATE AFTERNOON

Nancy and Richard Ruggles Memorial Lecture

Chair: Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy)

Honoured Guest Speaker: Martin Ravallion (World Bank) "More Relatively-Poor People in a Less Absolutely-Poor World" [Abstract]



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

Full Day Excursion

OR

Special Sessions of the 32nd IARIW General Conference sponsored by the Sloan Foundation


MORNING SESSION

The Trade-Off between Timeliness and Accuracy: Enhancing Public Understanding of Revisions to Preliminary Estimates

Chair: Robert E. Hall (Stanford University, USA)

1. Brent Moulton (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) and Dennis Fixler (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) "The U.S. Post-Recession Perspective on Revisions”

2. Werner Bier (European Central Bank) “The Trade-Off between Timeliness and Reliability: Enhancing Public Understanding -The European Union Experience -”

Discussants: Kevin Hall(McClatchy Newspapers) and Peter Coy (Bloomberg Businessweek)


AFTERNOON SESSION

Big Data and Official Statistics

Chair: Brian Moyer (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA)

1. Roberto Rigobon (MIT, USA) and Alberto Cavallo (MIT & NBER, USA) ““The Billion Prices Project: Building Economic Indicators From Online Data”

2. Susan Woodward (SandHill Economics, USA) “Building Indexes of Economic Activity”

3. Jess Hemerly (Google, USA), Jurgen Schwarzler (Google, USA) and Sreeram Balakrishnan (Google, USA) “Collaborating to Enhance Dissemination of Agency Statistical Information: A Conversation with Google”

4. Hal Varian (Google, USA) “Predicting the Present with Google Trends”

Discussants: Michael Horrigan (Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA) "Big Data and Official Statistics: IARIW Special Session Discussion Comments" and Paul Schreyer (OECD)


EVENING

Alfred P. Sloan Reception

Ticketed Event



THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, MORNING

Session 5: Income and Wealth: Theory and Practice I

Organizers: Ruth Meier (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland) and Tom Priester (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland)

Chair: Ruth Meier (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland)

1. Utz Reich (Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Germany) "Income Inequality and Income Sources: Towards a SAM Based Analysis of Income Distribution" [Abstract]

2. Florian Schwahn (Federal Statistical Office, Germany) and Albert Braakmann (Federal Statistical Office, Germany) "“Income Distribution Results in National Accounts: Perspectives and Restrictions of the OECD Basic Approach in Micro-Macro-Integration”" [Abstract]

3.Ilja Kristian Kavonius (European Central Bank) and Juha Honkkila (European Central Bank) "Micro and Macro Analysis on Household Income, Wealth and Saving in the Euro Area" [Abstract]

4. Marco Mira d'Ercole (OECD), Bob McColl (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia) and Bindi Kindermann (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia) "Development of International Guidelines and Frameworks for Micro Statistics on Household Income, Consumption and Wealth" [Abstract]

5. Dmitri Romanov (Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel) and Yury Gubman (Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel) "Well-Being and Measurement Error of Income Reported in a Social Survey versus Income Recorded by Tax Administration" [Abstract]

6. Sébastien Durier (INSEE, France) and Lucile Richet-Mastain (INSEE, France) "Distributional Information on Income and Wealth Using French Households Micro Data and National Accounts Data" [Abstract]

Discussants: Paul Schreyer (OECD), Jürg Furrer (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland) and Dennis Fixler (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA)



THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, AFTERNOON

Session 6A: Households and the Environment

Organizers: Stephan Klasen (Gottingen University, Germany) and Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Chair: Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

1. Nicole Grunewald (University of Göttingen, Germany), Mirjam Harteisen (German Institute of Global Area Studies [GIGA], Germany), Jann Lay (German Institute of Global Area Studies [GIGA], Germany), Jan Minx (Technical University of Berlin, Germany) and Sebastian Renner (German Institute of Global Area Studies [GIGA], Germany) "The Carbon Footprint of Indian Households" [Abstract]

2. Iñaki Arto (European Commission) and Eric Dietzenbacher (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "Decomposing the Annual Growth in Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 1995-2008" [Abstract]

3. Victor Yakovenko (University of Maryland, USA) and Anand Banerjee (University of Maryland, USA) "Global Inequality in Energy Consumption: Insights from Statistical Physics" [Abstract]

4. Josefine Vanhille (University of Antwerp, Belgium) "A Social Gradient in Households’ Environmental Policy Responsiveness? The Case of Water Pricing in Flanders" [Abstract]

Discussants: Iñaki Arto (European Commission), Nicole Grünewald (University of Göttingen, Germany), Dirk Van de Gaer (University of Ghent, Belgium), and Francesco Figari (University of Insubria, Italy)


Session 6B: Income Distribution in Middle-Income Countries

Organizers: Francisco Ferreira (World Bank) and Markus Jantti (University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Chair: Francisco Ferreira (World Bank)

1. Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada), Maria Grazia Pittau (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) and Roberto Zelli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) "The Progress and Characteristics of the Poor, Middle and Rich Classes in Urban China: Results from Partial Definition of Class Membership" [Abstract]

2. Gaston Yalonetzky (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, UK) "Mobility Decomposition Over Several Periods: Theory and Evidence on Consumption Mobility from Peru" [Abstract]

3. Joao Pedro Azevedo (World Bank), María Eugenia Davalos (World Bank), Carolina Diaz-Bonilla (World Bank), Bernardo Atuesta (World Bank) and Raul Andres Castañeda (World Bank) "Fifteen Years of Inequality in Latin America: How Have Labor Markets Helped?" [Abstract]

4. Qin Gao (Fordham University, USA) and Qianwei Ying (Sun Yat-Sen University, China) "How does Hidden Income Affect Income Distribution? Evidence from Guangzhou, China" [Abstract]

5. Jacques Silber (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) and Joseph Deutsch (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) "On Bi-Polarization and the Middle Class in Latin America: A Look at the First Decade of the Twenty First Century" [Abstract]

6. Janneke Pieters (IZA Bonn, Germany) and Gaaitzen de Vries (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "Value Added Trade, Quality Upgrading, and Skill Demand in Middle-Income Countries" [Abstract]

Discussants: Björn Gustafsson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Carlos Gradin (University of Vigo, Spain), Grazia Pittau (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), and Catherine Porter (Oxford University, UK)


Session 6C: Gender and Well-Being I

Organizers: Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK) and Gerry Redmond (Flinders University, Australia)

Chair: Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK)

1. Jerome De Henau (The Open University, UK), Susan Himmelweit (The Open University, UK) and Cristina Santos (The Open University, UK) "A Comparative Longitudinal Analysis of Intra-Household Inequalities in Australia, Germany and the UK" [Abstract]

2. Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD and DIW Berlin, Germany), Markus Grabka (DIW Berlin, Germany) and Jan Marcus (DIW Berlin, Germany) "Wealth Distribution Within Couples and Financial Decision Making" [Abstract]

3. Nico Pestel (IZA and University of Cologne, Germany) "Beyond Accounting: Inequality, Sorting and Labor Supply in West Germany" [Abstract]

4. Alita Nandi (University of Essex, UK) and Lucinda Platt (Institute of Education, UK) "Gendered Income Inequalities in the UK: A Comparison Across Ethnic Groups" [Abstract]

5. Olufunke Alaba (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and O.A. Saliu (National Open University of Nigeria) "Malaria and Time Poverty in a Rural Nigeria: A Gender Analysis" [Abstract]

6. Ajit Zacharias (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA), Rania Antonopoulos (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA) and Thomas Masterson (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA) "Time Deficits and the Measurement of Income Poverty: Methodology and Evidence from Latin America" [Abstract]

Discussants: Francesco Figari (University of Insubria, Italy), Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada) and Duncan Ironmonger (University of Melbourne, Australia)


Session 6D: Income and Wealth: Theory and Practice II

Organizers: Ruth Meier (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland) and Tom Priester (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland)

Chair: Jürg Furrer (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland)

1. Veli-Matti Törmälehto (Statistics Finland), Olli Kannas (Statistics Finland) and Markku Säylä (Statistics Finland) "Integrated Measurement of Household-Level Income, Wealth and Non-Monetary Well-Being in Finland" [Abstract]

2. Oda Schmalwasser (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) "The Stock of Consumer Durables as Part of the Balance Sheet" [Abstract]

3. Dominique Durant (Banque de France) "Valuation of Assets and Holding Gains in National Accounts: Is Further Progress Needed?" [Abstract]

4. Philippe Van Kerm (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxemburg), Markus Jantti (University of Stockholm, Sweden) and Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxemburg) "Modeling the Joint Distribution of Income and Wealth" [Abstract]

5. Bindi Kindermann (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia) and Bob McColl (Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia) "Household Income, Consumption and Wealth: Broader Frameworks, More Comprehensive and Coincident Measures, and Analyses of Joint Distribution" [Abstract]

6. Ariel Coremberg (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina) "Where is the Wealth of Argentina? The National Balance Sheet of Unstable Natural Resource Rich Economies" [Abstract]

Discussants: Peter van de Ven (IARIW and OECD), Albert Braakmann (Federal Statistical Office, Germany) and Ruth Meier (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland)



THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, LATE AFTERNOON

Second Poster Session

Musiliu Adewole (Covenant University, Nigeria) "Schooling Capital and Economic Well-Being in Nigeria: Empirical Results from New Welfare Indicator" [Abstract]

Fredrik Andersson (Statistics Sweden) Leif Johansson (Statistics Sweden) and Karin Olin (Statistics Sweden) "How Welfare Services are Used and Redistribute Households’ Economic Resources" [Abstract]

John Angle (The Inequality Process Institute) "The Empirical Scope of the Inequality Process: The Statistical Signature of the Inequality Process on Income and Wealth" [Abstract]

Michal Brzezinski (University of Warsaw, Poland) "Wealth Distributions and Power Laws: Evidence from 'Rich Lists'" [Abstract]

Asena Caner (TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey) and Peder Pedersen (Aarhus University, Denmark) "At Home and Abroad: Does Income Distribution Among Immigrants Adapt to Country of Residence?" [Abstract]

Wen Chen (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "The Size and Sign of a Spillover Effect of Organization Capital" [Abstract]

Monica Nelson Edberg (Statistics Sweden) "How to Capture Multinationals in National Accounts" [Abstract]

Jon Epland (Statistics Norway) and Mads Ivar Kirkeberg (Statistics Norway) "Wealth Distribution in Norway: Evidence from a New Register-Based Data Source" [Abstract]

Ratan Ghosal (University of Calcutta, India) "The External Sector and Economic Growth: Indian Experience" [Abstract]

Robert Inklaar (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Robert Feenstra (UC Davis, USA) and Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "The Next Generation of the Penn World Table" [Abstract]

Marek Kosny (Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland) "Upper Tail of the Income Distribution in Tax Records and Survey Data: Evidence from Poland" [Abstract]

Christoph Lakner (University of Oxford, UK) "The Inequality of Real Wages in Germany" [Abstract]

Addisu Lashitew (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "The Role of Financial Constraints on Firm Investment in Developing Countries: The Case of Ethiopian Manufacturing" [Abstract]

Dan Lisai (Statistics Sweden), Monica Nelson Edberg (Statistics Sweden) and Jonas Edblom (Statistics Sweden) "Implementing a Quality Management System for the National Accounts at Statistics Sweden" [Abstract]

Jagannath Mallick (Institute for Studies on Industrial Development [ISID], India) "Private Investment and Economic Growth: Regional Experience in India" [Abstract]

Michael Osterwald-Lenum (Statistics Denmark) "Chain Linked Quantity Indices When The Quantity Has Been Zero" [Abstract]

Itsuo Sakuma (Senshu University, Japan) "Is the Concept of Valuables Valuable?" [Abstract]

Takeshi Sakuramoto (Rikkyo University, Japan) "Analysis of IO-based Annual Supply and Use Tables for the Development of QNA - The Japanese Paradox between 1968 SNA and updated SNA" [Abstract]

Susana Santos (Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão/Universidade Téchnica de Lisboa [ISEG/UTL], Portugal and Reserach Unit on Complexity and Economics [UECE], Portugal) "The SAM (Social Accounting Matrix) Approach to the Measurement of Socioeconomic Policy Impacts" [Abstract]

Markus Schneider (University of Denver, USA) "Race & Gender Differences in the Experience of Earnings Inequality, 1995 to 2010" [Abstract]

Rachel Soloveichik (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) and Anne Flatness (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) "Modeling Personal Transfers from the United States" [Abstract]

Ilya Voskoboynikov (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "Structural Change in Russia: How Gas Burns Productivity" [Abstract]

David Warner (University of Queensland, Australia), D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), William E. Griffiths (University of Melbourne, Australia), and Duangkamon Chotikapanich (Monash University, Australia) "Global Inequality: Levels and Trends, 1993-2005, How Sensitive Are These to the Choice of PPPs and Real Income Measures?" [Abstract]



FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, MORNING

Session 7A: Role of the Housing Market in the Economy

Organizer: Robert Hill (University of Graz, Austria)

Chair: Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada)

1. André K. Anundsen (University of Oslo, Norway) and Eilev Jansen (Statistics Norway) "Self-Reinforcing Effects Between Housing Prices and Credit" [Abstract]

2. Stanimira Milcheva (Universität Regensburg, Germany) and Steffen Sebastian (Universität Regensburg, Germany) "Monetary Policy Transmission Through Housing" [Abstract]

3. Francesco Figari (University of Insubria, Italy), Alari Paulus (University of Essex, UK), Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK), Panos Tsakloglou (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium), and Francesca Zantomio (University of Venice, Italy), "Taxing the Benefit of Homeownership: Distributional Effects of Including Net Imputed Rent in Taxable Income" [Abstract]

4. Rachel Soloveichik (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) "Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement: Changes for Measured GDP and Long-Run Housing Values" [Abstract]

5. Alicia Rambaldi (University of Queensland, Australia) and Cameron Fletcher (CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Australia) "The Effect of Alternative Estimators of the Hedonic Model on the Revisions of Hedonic Imputed Residential Property Price Indexes" [Abstract]

6. Robert Hill (University of Graz, Austria) and Iqbal Syed (University of New South Wales, Australia) "Hedonic Price-Rent Ratios for Housing: Implications for the Detection of Departures from Equilibrium" [Abstract]

Discussants: Stanimira Milcheva (Universität Regensburg, Germany), Eilev Jansen (Statistics Norway), D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, USA), Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), and Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada)


Session 7B: Frameworks for Measuring Poverty and Deprivation

Organizers: Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada) and Maria Grazia Pittau (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

Chair: Maria Grazia Pittau (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

1. Joachim Merz (Leuphana University, Germany) and Tim Rathjen (Leuphana University, Germany) "Intensity of Time and Income Interdependent Multidimensional Poverty: Well-Being Gap and Minimum 2DGAP - German Evidence" [Abstract]

2. Catherine Porter (University of Oxford, UK) and Gaston Yalonetzky (University of Leeds, UK) "Fuzzy Chronic Poverty: A Proposed Response to Measurement Error for Intertemporal Poverty Measurement" [Abstract]

3. Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval, Canada), Abdelkrim Araar (Université Laval, Canada) and Luca Tiberti (Université Laval, Canada) "Multidimensional Poverty Targeting" [Abstract]

4. Gaston Yalonetzky (University of Leeds and Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, UK) "Conditions for the Most Robust Multidimensional Poverty Comparisons Using Counting Measures and Ordinal Variables" [Abstract]

5. Purti Sharma (India Development Foundation) "Poverty Mapping at the Local Government Level in Orissa" [Abstract]

Discussants: Francisco Ferreira (World Bank), Roberto Zelli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) and Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada)


Session 7C: Gender and Well-Being II

Organizers: Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK) and Gerry Redmond (Flinders University, Australia)

Chair: Gerry Redmond (Flinders University, Australia)

1. Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD and DIW Berlin, Germany) and Dominik Buttler (Poznan University of Economics, Poland) "Glass Ceiling or Flexible Work Arrangements? Gender Differences in Self-Employment in a Transitioning Economy" [Abstract]

2. Christine D'Onofrio (New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, USA), Mark Levitan, (New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, USA), John Krampner (New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, USA), Daniel Scheer (New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, USA) and Todd Seidel (New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, USA) "The Status of Women in Poverty Using Alternative Poverty Measures: New York City's Local Area Estimate" [Abstract]

3. Roberta Zizza (Bank of Italy) "The Gender Wage Gap in Italy" [Abstract]

4. Ann Harding (University of Canberra, Australia), Marcia Keegan (University of Canberra, Australia) and Simon Kelly (University of Canberra, Australia) "A Growing Divide? Retirement Incomes by Gender in Australia" [Abstract]

5. Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Joris Ghysels (University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Josefine Vanhille (University of Antwerp, Belgium) "Home or Market Childcare? Swapping Child Care Arrangements Across Three European Countries" [Abstract]

Discussants: Ajit Zacharias (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA), Jerome De Henau (The Open University, UK) and Alita Nandi (University of Essex, UK)


Session 7D: Well-Being Over Time I

Organizers: Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France) and Dirk Van de Gaer (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Chair: Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France)

1. Peder Pedersen (Aarhus University, Denmark) and Torben Schmidt (University of Southern Denmark) "Life Events and Subjective Well-being - The Case of Having Children" [Abstract]

2. Conchita D'Ambrosio (Universita di Milano-Bicocca and DIW Berlin), Simone Ghislandi (Universita Bocconi, Italy) and Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France) "Poverty Profiles and Subjective Well-Being" [Abstract]

3. Florent Bresson (Université d'Orléans, France) and Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval, Canada) "Intertemporal Poverty Comparisons" [Abstract]

4. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay (London School of Economics and University of Birmingham, UK) "Making Inferences About the Vulnerable: A Study Using the British Household Panel Survey" [Abstract]

5. Natalie Quinn (University of Oxford, UK) "Chronic Poverty and Poverty Dynamics: Combining Normative and Positive Approaches to Reconcile Persistence and Depth Sensitivity" [Abstract]

6. Erich Oltmanns (Federal Statistical Office of Germany), Albert Braakmann (Federal Statistical Office, Germany), and Joachim Schmidt "Measuring the Quality of Life: Empirical Evidence for Germany" [Abstract]

Discussants: Timothy M. Smeeding (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA), Nico Pestel (IZA, Germany) and Selcuk Eren (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA)



FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, AFTERNOON

Session 8A: How to Capture Multi-Nationals in National Accounts

Organizers: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta, Canada) and Mark de Haan (Statistics Netherlands)

Chair: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta, Canada)

1. Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Bart Los (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Abdul Azeez Erumban (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Gaaitzen de Vries (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and Robert Stehrer (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Austria) "Slicing Up Global Value Chains" [Abstract]

2. Soli Peleg (Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel) "Adaption of Data Collection and Analysis to Capture the Economic Activities of Multinational Enterprises and Other Enterprises Engaged in Global Production in the National Accounts in Israel" [Abstract]

3. Jennifer Ribarsky (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) "'Factoryless' Manufacturers: Classification and Implementation Challenges" [Abstract]

4. Minxue Gao (Renmin University of China) and Xiaojuan Xu (University of International Business and Economics, China) "Measuring the International Trade in Goods Based on Ownership for China: 2006-2010" [Abstract]

5. Michael Connolly (Central Statistical Office, Ireland) "Merchants and International Processors in the Context of SNA 2008: A Strategy to Capture the Activities of Multinationals in Ireland" [Abstract]

6. Trude Evensen (Statistics Norway) and Tore Halvorsen (Statistics Norway) "Norwegian Units Involved in Global Manufacturing: Some Practical and Principal Problems" [Abstract]

Discussants: Peter van de Ven (IARIW and OECD), Gerard Eding (Statistics Netherlands) and Marc Vancauteren (Hasselt Universiteit and Statistics Netherlands)


Session 8B: Well-Being Over Time II

Organizers: Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France) and Dirk Van de Gaer (University of Ghent, Belgium)

Chair: Dirk Van de Gaer (University of Ghent, Belgium)

1. Joachim Merz (University Lüneburg, Germany) and Dominik Hanglberger (University Lüneburg, Germany) "Are Self-Employed Really Happier Than Employees? An Approach Modelling Adaptation and Anticipation Effects to Self-Employment and General Job Changes" [Abstract]

2. Orcun Kaya (Goethe University, Germany) "Is Perceived Financial Inadequacy Persistent?" [Abstract]

3. Jonathan Fisher (Census Bureau, USA), David S. Johnson (Census Bureau, USA) and Timothy M. Smeeding (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) "Inequality of Income and Consumption: Measuring the Trends in Inequality from 1985-2010 for the Same Individuals" [Abstract]

4. Selcuk Eren (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA), Ajit Zacharias (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA) and Edward Wolff (New York University, USA) "Cohort Analysis of Economic Well-Being in the United States" [Abstract]

5. Thomas Masterson (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA), Ajit Zacharias (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA), Edward Wolff (New York University, USA) and Selcuk Eren (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA) “International Comparisons of Economic Well-Being: the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being (LIMEW)” [Abstract]

6. Juergen Faik (FaMa - Neue Frankfurter Sozialforschung, Germany) "Socio-Economic Influences on Income Inequality: Projections for Germany" [Abstract]

Discussants: Maria Grazia Pittau (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Erich Oltmanns (Federal Statistical Office of Germany), and Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium)


Session 8C: Impact of the Great Recession on the Well-Being of Households II

Organizer: Timothy M. Smeeding (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Chair: Andrew Sharpe (IARIW and Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Canada)

1. Carlos Gradín (Universidade de Vigo, Spain), Olga Cantó (Instituto de Estudios Fiscales, Spain) and Coral del Río (Universidade de Vigo, Spain) "Unemployment and Spell Duration During the Great Recession in the EU" [Abstract]

2. Joseph Marchand (University of Alberta) and Sara Olfert (University of Alberta) “The U.S. Gender Gap through the Great Recession Using an Alternative Approach to Cyclicality” [Abstract]

3. Manos Matsaganis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece) and Chrysa Leventi (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece) "The Distributional Impact of the Great Recession in Greece" [Abstract]

4. Liana Fox (Columbia University, USA) "The Effect of the Great Recession on Black-White Wealth and Mobility" [Abstract]

5. Brian Bucks (Federal Reserve Board, USA) and Kevin Moore (Federal Reserve Board, USA) "The Great Recession's Varied Effects on Household Well-Being and Its Consequences for Inequality" [Abstract]

Discussants: Joseph Marchand (University of Alberta, Canada), Carlos Gradín (Universidade de Vigo, Spain) and Liana Fox (Columbia University, USA)


Session 8D: Measuring Economic Performance in China and India II

Organizers: Harry Wu (Hitotsubashi University, Japan) and Ramesh Kolli (Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth, India)

Chair: D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia)

1. Gaaitzen de Vries (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Abdul Azeez Erumban (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Ilya Voskoboynikov (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and Harry Wu (Hitotsubashi University, Japan) "Deconstructing the BRICs: Structural Transformation and Aggregate Productivity Growth" [Abstract]

2. Deb Kusum Das (Indian Council for Research on International Relations, India), Abdul Azeez Erumban (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and Suresh Aggarwal (University of Delhi, India) "Industry Origins of Aggregate Productivity Growth in India" [Abstract]

3. Céline Bonnefond (University of Bordeaux, France) and Matthieu Clément (University of Bordeaux, France) "Chinese Rural and Urban Income Inequality Re-Examined by Income Polarization" [Abstract]

4. Bjorn Gustafsson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Ding Sai (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China) "Assessing Ethnic Disparities in Income and Poverty in China: The Case of Han and Hui in Ningxia" [Abstract]

5. Madhura Swaminathan (Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India), Vikas Rawal (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), Aparajito Bakshi (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India), V.K. Ramachandran (Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India) "Household Income Surveys in India: Lacunae and Illustrations from Village Surveys" [Abstract]

6. Carlo Milana (University of London, UK) and Harry Wu (Hitotsubashi University, Japan) "Reassessing China's Productive Performance Using Tight Bounds of "True" Index Numbers" [Abstract]

Discussants: Madhura Swaminathan (Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India), Harry Wu (Hitotsubashi University, Japan), Panchanan Das (Government of West Bengal, India), and Carlo Milana (University of London, UK), and Qin Gao (Fordham University, USA)



FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, EVENING

Farewell Dinner



SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

Departure of delegates




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