IARIW 2014 General Conference, Programme
IARIW 33rd General Conference, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, August 24-30, 2014

Conference Programme (as of August 21, 2014)



SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, AFTERNOON

Registration and IARIW Council Meeting



SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, EVENING

Opening Reception



MONDAY, AUGUST 25, MORNING

- Opening 33rd IARIW General Conference and word of welcome by Bert Kroese, Deputy Director General of Statistics Netherlands

- Word of welcome by Barbara Fraumeni, IARIW Chair and Special-Term Professor at the Central University for Finance and Economics in China

Session 1 (Plenary): Measuring Progress Beyond the Financial Crisis

- Keynote presentation by Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President & Chief Economist at The Conference Board on "Measuring and Monitoring the Global Economy Since the Global Economic and Financial Crisis"

- Coffee break

- Keynote presentation by Paul Schnabel, Distinguished Professor at Utrecht University and former Director of the Netherlands Institute for Social Research, on "New Visions and New Divides: Well-being in the Post-welfare State Society"

- Discussion with keynote speakers and audience led by Peter van de Ven, Immediate Past IARIW Chair and Head of National Accounts at the OECD



MONDAY, AUGUST 25, AFTERNOON

Session 2A: Challenges in Output and Productivity Measurement I

Organizer: Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

1. Tina Highfill (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) and Elizabeth Bernstein (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) "Using Disability Adjusted Life Years to Value the Treatment of Thirty Chronic Conditions in the U.S. from 1987-2010" [Abstract]

2. Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada, and University of New South Wales, Australia) and Paul Schreyer (OECD) "On the Valuation of Leisure, Labour Supply and Household Production" [Abstract]

3. Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada) and Jiang Li (University of Victoria, Canada) "Productivity in Residential Care Facilities, 1984 to 2009" [Abstract]

4. Mary O’Mahony (King’s College London, UK), Antonia Huttl (Kopint-Tarki, Hungary), Matilde Mas (IVIE, Spain), Agnes Nagy (Kopint-Tarki, Hungary), Erika Schulz (DIW, Germany) and Lucy Stokes (National Institute of Economic and Social Research, UK) "Output and Productivity Growth in the Healthcare Sector: A Study of Four European Countries" [Abstract]

5. Amarjit Singh Sethi (Guru Nanak Dev University, India) and Supreet Kaur (Guru Nanak Dev University, India) "Sources of Growth in the Indian Economy with Specific References to Punjab and Haryana States: Evidence from Malmquist Productivity Index Approach" [Abstract]

6. Kyle Hood (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) "Measurement of Deposit Insurance in the US National Accounts" [Abstract]

Discussants: Mary O’Mahony (King's College London, UK), Marshall Reinsdorf (International Monetary Fund), Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), Nick Oulton (London School of Economics, UK), Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada), Catherine Van Rompaey (Statistics Canada)


Session 2B: Equivalence Scales over Time and Space

Organizer: Pat Ruggles (Orlin Research, USA)

1. Ludovico Carraro (Oxford Policy Management, UK) and Martin Castro Cumpa (no affiliation) "Accounting for Different Needs when Identifying the Poor and Targeting Social Assistance" [Abstract]

2. Juergen Faik (University of Vechta and FaSo, Germany) "Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Equivalence Scales for West Germany Based on Subjective Data on Life Satisfaction" [Abstract]

3. David Johnson (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) and Markus Jantti (Stockholm University, Sweden) "Searching for a Consistent Equivalence Scale Across Countries" [Abstract]

4. Stanislaw Kot (Gdansk University of Technology, Poland) "Inter-temporal Equivalence Scales Based on Stochastic Indifference Criterion: The Case of Poland" [Abstract]

5. Angela Daley (Dalhousie University, Canada), Thesia Garner (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg), Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University, Canada) and Patricia Ruggles (National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, USA) "Cross-national Comparisons of Changes in Expenditure Patterns Over Time" [Abstract]

6. Nancy Folbre (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) and Marta Murray Close (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) “Unpaid Work, Unpriced Services, and Equivalence Scales” [Abstract]

Discussants: Pat Ruggles (Orlin Research, USA), Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada), Nicholas Rohde (Griffith University, Australia), Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada)


Session 2C: Poverty

Organizer: Conference Program Committee

Chair: William G. Bostic, Jr. (Census Bureau, USA)

1. Stephen Jenkins (London School of Economics, UK) and Sirma Seker (Ministry of Development, Turkey) "Poverty Trends in Turkey" [Abstract]

2. Chrysa Leventi (University of Essex, UK), Jekaterina Navicke (University of Essex, UK), Olga Rastrigina (University of Essex, UK) and Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK) "Nowcasting the Income Distribution in Europe" [Abstract]

3. Paola Serafino (Office for National Statistics, UK) and Richard Tonkin (Office for National Statistics, UK) "Intergenerational Predictors of Poverty in the UK and EU" [Abstract]

4. Caroline Dotter (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany) "The Concept of Relative Multidimensional Poverty: An Illustration Using Indian DHS Data" [Abstract]

5. Alexandre Gori Maia (University of Campinas, Brazil) and Camila Sakamoto (University of Campinas, Brazil) "The Relation Between Demographic Changes, Poverty and Inequality: The Case of Brazil" [Abstract]

6. Pedro Moncarz (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina), Sergio Barone (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina), Germán Calfat (University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Ricardo Descalzi (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina) "Poverty Impacts of Changes in the Price of Agricultural Commodities: Recent Evidence from Argentina" [Abstract]

Discussants: Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa, Canada), Kathleen Short (U.S. Census Bureau), Sripad Motiram (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India), Pedro Moncarz (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina), Camila Sakamoto (University of Campinas, Brazil)


Session 2D: Labour Supply and Human Capital

Organizer: Conference Program Committee

Chair: Barbara M. Fraumeni (Central University for Finance and Economics, China)

1. Nico Pestel (IZA, Germany) and Karina Doorley (IZA, Germany, and CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg) "Labour Supply Effects of Wealth Shocks: Evidence for Germany" [Abstract]

2. Marion Collewet (Maastricht University, Netherlands), Andries De Grip (Maastricht University, Netherlands) and Jaap De Koning (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands) "Conspicuous Work: Peer Working Time, Happiness and Labour Supply" [Abstract]

3. Simin Akhter Naqvi (University of Delhi, India) "Impact of Discriminatory Social-systems on Labour-market Outcomes in India: Re-examining Empirical Evidence on Inequality and Exclusion" [Abstract]

4. Cigdem Gedikli (University of East Anglia, UK) "Female Labour Supply in Turkey: Do Traditional Gender Roles Matter?" [Abstract]

5. Marianna Papakonstantinou (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "Composition of Human Capital, Distance to the Frontier and Productivity" [Abstract]

6. Surajit Deb (University of Delhi, India) "Can Economic Growth Transform into Human Capabilities in India?" [Abstract]

Discussants: Brian Bucks (Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, USA), Sara Ayllón (University of Girona, Spain), Suresh Aggarwal (University of Delhi, India), Sun Yongqiang (Beijing Normal University, China), Surajit Deb (University of Delhi, India), Marianna Papakonstantinou (University of Groningen, Netherlands)



MONDAY, AUGUST 25, LATE AFTERNOON

First Poster Session

Martin Gornig (DIW Berlin, Germany), Bernd Görzig (DIW Berlin, Germany) and Axel Werwatz (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany) "Explaining Rates of Return Differences Across Industries: The Roles of Risk, Intangible Capital and the (Lack of) Competition" [Abstract]

Erich Oltmanns (Federal Statistical Office of Germany), Albert Braakman (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) and Joachim Schmidt (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) "Monitoring Subjective Well-being: Some New Empirical Evidence for Germany" [Abstract]

Panchanan Das (University of Calcutta, India) "Unit Value, Quality Effect and Living Standards in India – Spatial and Temporal Estimation with Household Level Data" [Abstract]

Richard Bluhm (Maastricht University, Netherlands), Denis de Crombrugghe (Maastricht University, Netherlands) and Adam Szirmai (UNU-MERIT, Netherlands) "The Pace of Poverty Reduction Revisited: A Fractional Response Approach" [Abstract]

Bettina Scherg (Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany) "Multidimensional Polarization of Income and Wealth" [Abstract]

Wendy Li (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) "Intangibles and Performance" [Abstract]

Rachel Soloveichik (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) "Plants and Animals as Economic Assets" [Abstract]

Ilya Voskoboynikov (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and Abdul Erumban (The Conference Board, USA) "Cross-regional Variations of Assets Lifetimes: Evidence from Russia" [Abstract]

Robin Lynch (Private Consultant) "Loose Ends in the International Standards for National Accounts" [Abstract]

Brian Bucks (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, USA) and Karen Pence (Federal Reserve Board, USA) "Wealth, Pensions, Debt, and Savings: Considerations for a Panel Survey" [Abstract]



TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, MORNING

Session 3: (Plenary) What About STIK: How to Treat In-kind Government Benefits at Micro- and Macro-Levels I

Organizers: David Johnson (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) and Maryse Fesseau (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

Chair: David Johnson (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)

1. Florian Schwahn (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) "Social Transfers in Kind and Economic Well-being: Relevance, Implications and Possible Solutions" [Abstract]

2. Roberto Fantozzi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) "Inequality in transfers in kind: The Case of the National Health Services in Italy and EU" [Abstract]

3. Gerry Redmond (Flinders University, Australia), Kathleen Short (U.S. Census Bureau), Rodrigo Praino (Flinders University, Australia), and Thesia I. Garner (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) "Accounting for Social Transfers In Kind (STIK) in a New Poverty Measure: A Comparison of Australia and the U.S." [Abstract]

4. Richard Tonkin (Office for National Statistics, UK), Veli-Matti Törmälehto (Statistics Finland), Nathan Thomas (Office for National Statistics, UK), James Lewis (Office for National Statistics, UK) and Mira Kajantie (Statistics Finland) "Social Transfers in Kind in the United Kingdom and Finland: Micro-level Measurement and Distributional Impact" [Abstract]

5. Gyorgy Gyomai (OECD) and Jennifer Ribarsky (OECD) "Household Income Disparity Comparisons Among Countries with Various Levels of Redistribution" [Abstract]

6. Heather Burgess (Australian Bureau of Statistics), Michael Smedes (Australian Bureau of Statistics), Andrew Tomadini (Australian Bureau of Statistics) and David Zago (Australian Bureau of Statistics) "Social Transfers in Kind (STIK) – Methodologies for their Imputation, Impact on Economic Well-being and a Comparison of the Treatment in Macro versus Micro Data" [Abstract]

Discussants: Tim Smeeding (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA), Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK), Peter Van de Ven (OECD)



TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, AFTERNOON

Session 4A: Improving the Measurement of Intangible Assets

Organizer: Robert Inklaar (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

Chair: Robert Inklaar (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

1. Wen Chen (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Thomas Niebel (ZEW Mannheim, Germany) and Marianne Saam (ZEW Mannheim, Germany) “Are Intangibles More Productive in ICT-Intensive Industries? Evidence from EU Countries” [Abstract]

2. Tsutomu Miyagawa (Gakushuin University, Japan), Miho Takizawa (Toyo University, Japan) and Kazuma Edamura (National Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Japan) "Does the Stock Market Evaluate Intangible Assets? An Empirical Analysis Using Data of Listed Firms in Japan" [Abstract]

3. Carol Corrado (The Conference Board, USA), Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College London, UK), Cecilia Jona Lasinio (Italian Statistical Institute and LUISS, Italy) and Massiliano Iommi (Italian Statistical Institute and LUISS, Italy) "Intangibles and Industry Productivity Growth: Evidence from the EU" [Abstract]

4. Marie Le Mouel (DIW Berlin, Germany) and Mariagrazia Squicciarini (OECD) "Developing a Task-based Approach for the Measurement of Human Resources in Knowledge-based Capital" [Abstract]

5. Wendy Li (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) "Organizational Capital, R&D Assets, and Offshore Outsourcing" [Abstract]

6. Carol Corrado (The Conference Board, USA), Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College London, UK), Cecilia Jona Lasinio (Italian Statistical Institute and LUISS, Italy), Massiliano Iommi (Italian Statistical Institute and LUISS, Italy) and Mary O'Mahony (King’s College London, UK) "Public and Private Sector Intangible Investments in the European Economies: Preliminary Results from the SPINTAN* Project" [Abstract]

Discussants: Cecilia Jona Lasinio (Italian Statistical Institute and LUISS, Italy), Bernd Görzig (DIW, Germany), Nick Oulton (London School of Economics, UK), Mary O'Mahony (King’s College London, UK), Daniel Ker (Office for National Statistics, UK), Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada, and University of New South Wales, Australia)


Session 4B: Poverty Measurement and the Durations of Poverty Spells I

Organizers: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada)

Chair: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada)

1. Natalie Quinn (University of Oxford, UK) “Chronic and Transient Poverty in Rural Ethiopia: A New Decomposition” [Abstract]

2. Iryna Kyzyma (University of Bremen, Germany, and CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg) "How and Why the Distribution of Poverty Durations has Changed in the United States Since the Mid-1980s" [Abstract]

3. Sripad Motiram (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India) and Karthikeya Naraparaju (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India) "Unemployment Burden and its Distribution: Theory and Evidence from India" [Abstract]

4. Louis Chauvel (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) and Anne Hartung (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) “Dynamics of Income Volatility in the US and in Europe, 1971-2007: The Increasing Lower Middle Class Instability” [Abstract]

5. Luis Beccaria (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina), Roxana Maurizio (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina), Gustavo Vázquez (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina) and Manuel Espro (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina) "Entry and Exit Poverty Rates in Latin America: The Role of Labour Market and Social Policies" [Abstract]

6. Sara Ayllón (Universitat de Girona, Spain) "Does Happiness Adapt to Poverty? And, Poverty to Happiness?" [Abstract]

Discussants: Stephen Jenkins (London School of Economics, UK), Stephan Klasen (University of Goettingen, Germany), Sylvie Michaud (Statistics Canada)


Session 4C: Global Production: Measurement, Causes and Consequences I

Organizers: Peter van de Ven (OECD) and Gaaitzen de Vries (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

1. Nadim Ahmad (OECD) and Jennifer Ribarsky (OECD) “Trade in Value Added, Jobs and Investment” [Abstract]

2. David Bullón (Ministry of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica), Tayutic Mena (Ministry of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica), Bo Meng (IDE-JETRO, Japan), Natalia Sánchez (Ministry of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica) and Henry Vargas (Central Bank of Costa Rica) “Using the Input-Output Approach to Measure Participation in GVCs: The Case of Costa Rica” [Abstract]

3. Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada) and Beiling Yan (Statistics Canada) "Productivity Growth and International Competitiveness" [Abstract]

4. Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and Xianjia Ye (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "Is Technical Change Factor Biased? An Analysis of Cost Shares in Vertically Integrated Production" [Abstract]

5. Xianjia Ye (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "Shifts in Comparative Advantage and Industrial Structures when Production is Internationally Fragmented" [Abstract]

Discussants: Dylan Rassier (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis), Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Canada, and IARIW), Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia)


Session 4D: Challenges in Output and Productivity Measurement II

Organizer: Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

1. Rachel Soloveichik (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) “Valuing ‘Free’ Entertainment in GDP: An Experimental Approach” [Abstract]

2. Katharina Trapp (University of Göttingen and GIGA Hamburg, Germany) "Measuring the Labor Share of Developing Countries: Challenges, Solutions, and Trends" [Abstract]

3. Bram Edens (Statistics Netherlands), Derk Van Wijk (Statistics Netherlands), Wai-King Meijer-Cheung (Statistics Netherlands) and Peter Daniëls (Statistics Netherlands) "Measuring the ‘On the Move’ Retail Trade with Automotive Fuels" [Abstract]

4. Lucy P. Eldridge (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) and Jennifer L. Price (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) "Measuring Quarterly Labor Productivity by Industry" [Abstract]

5. Suresh Aggarwal (University of Delhi, India) and Deb Das (University of Delhi, India) "Labor Quality in Market Services in India: Challenges in Constructing a Quality Index" [Abstract]

6. Robin Lynch (Private Consultant) "SNA 2008 Implementation Issues with the Capitalisation of Research and Development" [Abstract]

Discussants: Mark de Haan (Statistics Netherlands), Gaaitzen de Vries (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Marshall Reinsdorf (International Monetary Fund), Nicholas Oulton (London School of Economics, UK), Erich Oltmanns (Federal Statistical Office of Germany)



TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, LATE AFTERNOON

Keynote speaker Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton University, USA) will deliver the Nancy and Richard Ruggles Memorial Lecture on "Beyond Income and Wealth"



THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, MORNING

Session 5 (Plenary): Time Use and Well-being

Organizers: Joachim Merz (Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany) and Paul Schreyer (OECD)

Chair: Joachim Merz (Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany)

1. Danhoa Harpreet (Punjabi University, India) and Uppal Anupama (Punjabi University, India) "The Time-use Survey of Rural Punjab: Measuring the Unmeasured" [Abstract]

2. Eliana Viviano (Bank of Italy) and Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy) "Accounting for Total Work" [Abstract]

3. Veronica Amarante (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) and Cecillia Rossel (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) "Unpaid Household Work in Latin America: Unfolding Patterns and Determinants" [Abstract]

4. Susana Garcia Diez (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) and Matxalen Legarreta Iza (University of the Basque Country, Spain) "Measuring Uses and Perceptions of Time – A Case for Well-being" [Abstract]

5. Joachim Merz (Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany) and Bettina Scherg (Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany) "Polarization of Time and Income – A Multidimensional Analysis for Germany" [Abstract]

6. Qin Gao (Fordham University, USA), Shiyou Wu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) and Fuhua Zhai (Fordham University, USA) "Welfare Participation and Time Use in China" [Abstract]

Discussants: Patricia Ruggles (National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, USA), Conchita d'Ambrosia (University of Luxembourg), Stephen Klasen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany), Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy), Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada), Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta, Canada)


THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, AFTERNOON

Session 6A: Measuring the Size and the Structure of the World Economy I

Organizers: D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia) and Michel Mouyelo-Katoula (World Bank)

Chair: Alan Heston (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

1. Nada Hamadeh (World Bank) and Michel Mouyelo-Katoula (World Bank) "The Methodological Innovations, Main Results and Findings of the 2011 Round of the International Comparison Program" [Abstract]

2. Francette Koechlin (OECD), Paul Konijn (Eurostat), Luca Lorenzoni (OECD) and Paul Schreyer (OECD) "Comparing Hospital Prices and Volumes Across Countries: A New Approach" [Abstract]

3. Bettina Aten (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) and Eric Figueroa (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) "Regional Price Parities and Real Regional Income for the United States: 2008-2012" [Abstract]

4. Robert Inklaar (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "Revisions to Global Income Comparisons – the Case of ICP 2011" [Abstract]

5. Utz-Peter Reich (Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Germany) "Inequality in Global Production and Trade: A Proposal for Measurement" [Abstract]

6. Dong Qiu (Beijing Normal University, China) and Yafei Wang (Beijing Normal University, China) "An Index Approach to Assess the Reliability of Purchasing Power Parities in China" [Abstract]

Discussants: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Canada, and IARIW), Mary O’Mahony (King’s College London, UK), Marshall Reinsdorf (International Monetary Fund), Nick Oulton (London School of Economics, UK), Bert Balk (Erasmus University, Netherlands)


Session 6B: Multidimensionality and Growth Pro-poorness

Organizers: Paola Ballon (Oxford University, UK) and Florent Bresson (Université d’Orléans, France)

Chair: Florent Bresson (Université d’Orléans, France)

1. Uppal Anupama (Punjabi University, India) "Multidimensional Poverty in India: Has the Growth Been Pro-poor on Multiple Dimensions?" [Abstract]

2. Shatakshee Dhongde (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA) and Jacques Silber (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) "Distributional Change, Pro-poor Growth and Convergence: An Application to Non-income Dimensions" [Abstract]

3. Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Malte Reimers (University of Göttingen, Germany) "Looking at Pro-poor Growth from an Agricultural Perspective" [Abstract]

4. José V. Gallegos (Universidad del Pacifico, Peru) and Gaston Yalonetzky (University of Leeds, UK) "'Pro-poorest' Poverty Reduction with Counting Measures" [Abstract]

5. Florent Bresson (Université d’Orléans, France), Flaviana Palmisano (Université du Luxembourg) and Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval, Canada) "Intertemporal Pro-poorness" [Abstract]

6. Eberechukwu Uneze (Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, Nigeria) and Adedeji Adeniran (Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa, Nigeria) "Explaining the Spatial and Sectoral Variations in Growth Pro-poorness in Nigeria" [Abstract]

Discussants: Flaviana Palmisano (University of Luxembourg), Natalie Quinn (Oxford University, UK), Thesia Garner (U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics), Olga Cantó Sánchez (Universidad de Alcalá, Spain), Roberto Zelli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Uppal Anupama (Punjabi University, India)


Session 6C: What About STIK: How to Treat In-kind Government Benefits at Micro- and Macro-Levels II

Organizers: David Johnson (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) and Maryse Fesseau (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

Chair: David Johnson (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)

1. Qin Gao (Fordham University, USA), Sui Yang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China), Yalu Zhang (Columbia University, USA) and Shi Li (Beijing Normal University, China) "Three Worlds of the Chinese Welfare State: Do Health and Education Change the Picture?" [Abstract]

2. Francesco Andreoli (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg, and University of Verona, Italy), Giorgia Casalone (University of Verona, Italy) and Daniela Sonedda (University of the Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro, Italy) "Who Benefits from Public Education Provision? Evidence from Italy" [Abstract]

3. Arjan Bruil (Statistics Netherlands) and Florin Barb (Statistics Netherlands) "Household and Individuals: Two Sides of the Same Coin" [Abstract]

4. Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Lisa Corscadden (Canadian Institute for Health Information, Canada) "Does Public Health Care Redistribute from Me to You, or Just to Myself When I’m Old? On the Lifetime Redistributive Impact of Publicly Financed Health Care in Canada" [Abstract]

5. Martha Tovar (National Institute of Statistics and Geography, Mexico) "A Proposal for the Treatment of Social Transfers in Kind (STIK) in the Household Sector of Mexico" [Abstract]

Discussants: Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Anne Harrison (unaffiliated), Gyorgy Gyomai (OECD), Jennifer Ribarsky (OECD)


Session 6D: Poverty Measurement and the Durations of Poverty Spells II

Organizer: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada)

Chair: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada)

1. Gaston Yalonetzky (University of Leeds, UK), Florent Bresson (Université d’Orléans, France) and José V. Gallegos (Universidad del Pacifico, Peru) "The Dynamics of Non-Monotonic Poverty: Theory and Application to Time Poverty in Mexico" [Abstract]

2. Samik Chowdhury (Institute of Economic Growth, India) "Public Retreat, Private Expenses and Penury – A Study of Illness Induced Impoverishment in Urban India" [Abstract]

3. Quang-Van Tran (University of Göttingen, Germany), Sabina Alkire (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, UK) and Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany) "Disparities Between Monetary and Multidimensional Measurements of Poverty" [Abstract]

4. Aaron Nicholas (Deakin University, Australia), Ranjan Ray (Monash University, Australia) and Kompal Sinha (Monash University, Australia) "Duration and Multidimensionality in Poverty Measurement" [Abstract]

5. Andrea Franco Correa (Maastricht University, Netherlands) "An Individual-centred Approach to Multidimensional Poverty - The Case of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru" [Abstract]

6. Nicholas Rohde (Griffith University, Australia), Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada), Kam Ki Tang (University of Queensland, Australia) and Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia) "Is it Vulnerability or Economic Insecurity that Matters for Health?" [Abstract]

Discussants: K.K. Tang (University of Queensland, Australia), Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada), Joachim Merz (Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany), Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France)



THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, LATE AFTERNOON

Second Poster Session

Steffen Lohmann (University of Göttingen, Germany) "Information Technologies and Subjective Well-being: Does the Internet Raise Material Aspirations?" [Abstract]

Ratan Ghosal (University of Calcutta, India) "Growth, Inequality and Diversification in Consumption Pattern in India – An Empirical Analysis" [Abstract]

Okan Yilmaz (University of Sheffield, UK) and Gurleen Popli (University of Sheffield, UK) "Explaining the Decreasing Wage Inequality Puzzle in Turkey" [Abstract]

Sun Yongqiang (Beijing Normal University, China) "The Inequity of Education and Human Capital, and the Urban-Rural Income Gap in China" [Abstract]

Mahmoud Mohamed ElSarawy (Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, Egypt) “The Application of Regional Accounts as an Entry Point to Achieve Sustainable Development in Egypt” [Abstract]

Fabian Pfeffer (University of Michigan, USA) and Markus Grabka (DIW Berlin, Germany) "Wealth Distribution and Wealth Mobility in U.S.-German Comparison" [Abstract]

Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg) and Karina Doorley (IZA, Germany, and CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg) "To Own or Not to Own? Household Portfolios, Demographics and Institutions in a Cross-national Perspective" [Abstract]

Gaaitzen de Vries (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and Klaas de Vries (The Conference Board, USA) "Structural Transformation in Africa: Static Gains, Dynamic Losses" [Abstract]

Leendert Hoven (Statistics Netherlands) and Geert Schreurs (Statistics Netherlands) "Towards a Monthly Indicator of Economic Growth" [Abstract]

Robert Inklaar (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Addisu Lashitew (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "The Role of Resource Misallocation in Cross-country Differences in Manufacturing Productivity" [Abstract]

Thomas Niebel (ZEW Mannheim, Germany) "ICT and Economic Growth – Comparing Developing, Emerging and Developed Countries" [Abstract]

Michael Smedes (Australian Bureau of Statistics) "Emphasising the Household Perspective Within the Australia National Accounts" [Abstract]

Kazusuke Tsujimura (Keio University, Japan) and Masako Tsujimura (Keio University, Japan) "Public Debt in the Perspective of National Accounting" [Abstract]

Cecilia Plottier (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "Value-added Exports Through the Development Path" [Abstract]



FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, MORNING

Session 7A: Measurement of Tax Evasion and its Impact on the Income Distribution

Organizers: Francesco Figari (University of Insubria, Italy, and University of Essex, UK) and Alari Paulus (University of Essex, UK)

Chair: Francesco Figari (University of Insubria, Italy, and University of Essex, UK)

1. Alessandra Coli (University of Pisa, Italy) and Francesca Tartamella (Italian National Institute of Statistics) "Using Administrative and Survey Data to Analyse Tax Evasion from Unregistered Labour" [Abstract]

2. Roberto Fantozzi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and Italian National Institute of Statistics) and Michele Raitano (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Italy) "The Political Cycle and Reported Labour Incomes in Italy: Quasi-experimental Evidence on Tax Evasion" [Abstract]

3. Alessandra Braiotta (Agenzia delle Entrate, Italy), Alfonso Carfora (Agenzia delle Entrate, Italy), Rosaria Vega Pansini (Agenzia delle Entrate, Italy) and Stefano Pisani (Agenzia delle Entrate, Italy) "Tax Gap and Redistributive Aspects Across Italy" [Abstract]

4. Sabrina Pabilonia (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) "Measuring Hours Worked by the Unincorporated Self-employed Using the CPS and ATUS" [Abstract]

5. Eva Schlenker (University of Hohenheim, Germany) and Kai D. Schmid (Macroeconomic Policy Institute, Germany) "Capital Income Shares and Income Inequality in the European Union" [Abstract]

Discussants: Olga Canto (Universidad de Alcalá, Spain), Kerstin Bruckmeier (Institute for Employment Research, Germany), Qin Gao (Fordham University, USA), Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg)


Session 7B: Measuring Capital Stock and Capital Services

Organizer: Marshall Reinsdorf (International Monetary Fund)

1. Emmanuele Bobbio (Bank of Italy), Massimiliano Iommi (Italian Statistical Institute) and Raffaele Tartaglia-Polcini (Bank of Italy) "New Evidence on Service Lives of Capital Goods in Italy: Implications for Capital Stock Measurement and TFP Growth" [Abstract]

2. Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada, and University of New South Wales, Australia) and Chihiro Shimizu (Reitaku University, Japan) "Alternative Approaches to Commercial Property Price Indexes for Tokyo " [Abstract]

3. Abdul Erumban (The Conference Board, USA) and Deb Das (University of Delhi, India) "Role of Capital in India's Economic Growth: Capital Stock versus Capital Services" [Abstract]

4. Daniel Ker (Office for National Statistics, UK) "Service Lives of R&D Assets: Comparing Survey and Patent-based Approaches" [Abstract]

5. Nicholas Oulton (London School of Economics, UK) and Gavin Wallis (Bank of England, UK) "Integrated Estimates of Capital Stocks and Services for the United Kingdom: 1950-2013" [Abstract]

6. Harry Wu (Hitotsubashi University, Japan) "Measuring Capital Stock and Capital Services in China, 1949-2012" [Abstract]

Discussants: Barbara M. Fraumeni (Central University for Finance and Economics, China), Alicia Rambaldi (University of Queensland, Australia), Kimberly D. Zieschang (International Monetary Fund), Wendy Li (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis), Robert Inklaar (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Ilya Voskoboynikov (University of Groningen, Netherlands)


Session 7C: Global Production: Measurement, Causes and Consequences II

Organizers: Peter van de Ven (OECD) and Gaaitzen de Vries (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

1. Mark de Haan (Statistics Netherlands), Michael Connolly (Central Statistical Office of Ireland), Rami Peltola (UNECE) and Tihomira Dimova (UNECE) "Measuring Global Production in the National Accounts and the Balance of Payments" [Abstract]

2. Anne Harrison (unaffiliated) "Global Corporate Income" [Abstract]

3. Ronald Jansen (United Nations), André Loranger (Statistics Canada), Moreno Da Pont (Statistics Canada), Bert Kroese (Statistics Netherlands), Oscar Lemmers (Statistics Netherlands) and Rutger Hoekstra (Statistics Netherlands) "Measuring International Trade and Economic Globalization" [Abstract]

4. Dylan Rassier (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) "Formulary Measures for the U.S. Current Account: Accounting for Transactions Attributed to Special Purpose Entities Within Multinational Enterprises" [Abstract]

5. Maarten Van Rossum (Statistics Netherlands), Cor Graveland (Statistics Netherlands), Sjoerd Schenau (Statistics Netherlands) and Bram Edens (Statistics Netherlands) "Quantifying CO2 Emissions According to the Control-Criterion in a Globalising World" [Abstract]

6. Xuguang Song (Beijing Normal University, China) and Yafei Wang (Beijing Normal University, China) "Globalization Drives Environmental Pressure in China" [Abstract]

Discussants: Jennifer Ribarsky (OECD), Philippe Stauffer (Swiss Federal Statistical Office), Michael Smedes (Australian Bureau of Statistics), Abdul Erumban (The Conference Board, USA), Mark de Haan (Statistics Netherlands)


Session 7D: Issues in the Implementation of the 2008 SNA I

Organizers: Albert Braakmann (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) and Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta, Canada)

Chair: Stephen Penneck (International Association of Official Statistics)

1. Gallo Gueye (Eurostat) and Jens Gruetz (Eurostat) "Issues Related to the Introduction of ESA 2010 in Europe" [Abstract]

2. Carol Corrado (The Conference Board, USA), Kyle Hood (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) and Marshall Reinsdorf (International Monetary Fund) "How Do You Complete the Picture of Credit Intermediation? Production and Consumption of Shadow Banking Services in the United States" [Abstract]

3. Marcel Pommée (Statistics Netherlands) and Gerard J. Eding (Statistics Netherlands) "Revision of the Dutch National Accounts: Experiences in and Lessons from the Publication of the First Results" [Abstract]

4. Itsuo Sakuma (Senshu University, Japan) "Will the Concept of Goodwill Go Well with National Accounting?" [Abstract]

5. Pascal Schmidt (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) and Nora Heil (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) "Delineation of General Government Sector – The Issue of Extra Budgetary Units" [Abstract]

6. Peter van de Ven (OECD) "The Implementation of the 2008 SNA and the Main Challenges for the Future Development of National Accounts" [Abstract]

Discussants: Peter Van de Ven (OECD), Wolfgang Eichmann (Federal Statistical Office of Germany), Catherine Van Rompaey (Statistics Canada), Erich Oltmanns (Federal Statistical Office of Germany), Utz Reich (Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Germany)



FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, AFTERNOON

Session 8A: Measuring and Explaining Individual Attainment of Economic and Social Justice

Organizer: Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada)

1. Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Geoff Rowe (Statistics Canada) "Unjust Health Inequalities: An Analysis Based on Canada’s National Population Health Survey and the HealthPaths Microsimulation Model" [Abstract]

2. Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France) and Conchita D’Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg) "Good, Better, Best: The Social Context of Labour-market Success" [Abstract]

3. Francesco Andreoli (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg, and University of Verona, Italy), Tarjei Havnes (ESOP and University of Oslo, Norway, and IZA, Germany) and Arnaud Lefranc (University of Cergy-Pontoise, France, and IZA, Germany) "Equalization of Opportunity: Definitions, Implementable Conditions, and Application to Early-childhood Policy Evaluation" [Abstract]

4. Claudio Zoli (University of Verona, Italy) and Koen Decancq (University of Antwerp, Belgium) "Long-term Social Welfare: Mobility, Social Status, and Inequality" [Abstract]

5. Maria Grazia Pittau (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) and Roberto Zelli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) "Has the Attitude of U.S. Citizens Towards Redistribution Changed Over Time?" [Abstract]

6. Anindita Sengupta (University of Burdwan, India) "Measuring Inter-personal Variations of Well-being in India: A Household-level Study on Sen’s Capability Approach" [Abstract]

Discussants: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada), Flaviana Palmisano (Université du Luxembourg), Florent Bresson (Université d’Orléans, France), Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France), Conchita d'Ambrosio (University of Luxembourg)


Session 8B: Issues in the Implementation of the 2008 SNA II

Organizers: Albert Braakmann (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) and Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta, Canada)

1. Wolfgang Eichmann (Federal Statistical Office of Germany) "The New Treatment of Reinsurance in SNA 2008: Implementation and Impact" [Abstract]

2. Marshall Reinsdorf (International Monetary Fund), David Lenze (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) and Dylan Rassier (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) "Bringing Actuarial Measures of Defined Benefit Pensions into the U.S. National Accounts" [Abstract]

3. Youri Ivanov (Moscow State University, Russia, and CIS Statistical Committee) and Andrey Kosarev (CIS Statistical Committee) "On the Implementation of SNA 2008 in CIS Countries" [Abstract]

4. Martha Tovar (National Institute of Statistics and Geography, Mexico) "The Implementation of the 2008 SNA in the Accounts by Institutional Sector of Mexico" [Abstract]

5. Catherine Van Rompaey (Statistics Canada) "Implementing Comprehensive Revisions in the Canadian SNA: Challenges and Future Directions" [Abstract]

Discussants: Dylan Rassier (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis), Henk Nijmeijer (Eurostat), Jens Gruetz (Eurostat), Marcel Pommée (Statistics Netherlands), Erich Oltmanns (Federal Statistical Office of Germany)


Session 8C: Measuring the Size and the Structure of the World Economy II

Organizers: D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia) and Michel Mouyelo-Katoula (World Bank)

Chair: Michel Mouyelo-Katoula (World Bank)

1. Robert Inklaar (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Robert Feenstra (University of California Davis, USA) and Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands) "PWT 8.0 – A User Guide" [Abstract]

2. Alicia Rambaldi (University of Queensland, Australia), Linh Huynh (University of Queensland, Australia) and Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia) "Econometric Estimation and Aggregation of PPP Panels for Components of GDP" [Abstract]

3. Nicholas Oulton (London School of Economics, UK) "The Space-time (In)consistency of the System of National Accounts: Causes and Cures" [Abstract]

4. Amita Majumdar (Indian Statistical Institute), Ranjan Ray (Monash University, Australia) and Kompal Sinha (Monash University, Australia) "A Unified Framework for the Estimation of Intra and Inter Country Food Purchasing Power Parities with Application to Cross Country Comparisons of Food Expenditure: India, Indonesia and Vietnam" [Abstract]

5. Luigi Biggeri (University of Florence, Italy) and Laureti Tiziana (University of Tuscia, Italy) "Sub-national PPPs: Methodology and Application by using CPI data" [Abstract]

6. Duangkamon Chotikapanich (Monash University, Australia), Gholamreza Hajargasht (University of Melbourne, Australia), William E. Griffiths (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Charley Xia (University of Melbourne, Australia) "Inequality and Poverty in Africa: Regional Updates and Estimation of a Panel of Income Distributions" [Abstract]

Discussants: Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada, and University of New South Wales, Australia), Kim Zieschang (International Monetary Fund), D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), Paul Konijn (Eurostat), Nicholas Rohde (Griffith University, Australia)


Session 8D: Income Distribution and Redistribution

Organizer: Conference Program Committee

Chair: Ada van Krimpen (International Statistical Institute, Netherlands)

1. Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Francesco Figari (University of Insubria, Italy, and University of Essex, UK) "What Makes Personal Income Taxes Progressive? A Decomposition Across European Countries Using EUROMOD" [Abstract]

2. Samik Chowdhury (Institute of Economic Growth, India) "Regional Disparity in India – A Study of Three Decades Using a Comparable Database" [Abstract]

3. Björn Anders Gustafsson (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Torun Österberg (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) "A Widening Immigrant-Native Gap: Child Income and Poverty in Sweden among Immigrants from Twenty Four Countries and Natives" [Abstract]

4. Iryna Kyzyma (University of Bremen, Germany, and CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg), Alessio Fusco (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg) and Philippe Van Kerm (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg) "Accounting for Changes in the Distribution of Household Income by its Sources" [Abstract]

5. Olga Canto (Universidad de Alcalá, Spain) and David Ruiz (Universidad del Valle and Universidad de Alcalá, Spain) "Income Mobility and Economic Insecurity in Developed Countries during the Great Recession: Spain vs. the US" [Abstract]

6. Kerstin Bruckmeier (Institute for Employment Research, Germany) "Low Pay Transitions: Are Working Welfare Recipients More Likely to Leave Low-paid Employment?" [Abstract]

Discussants: Richard Tonkin (Office for National Statistics, UK), Shatakshee Dhongde (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Veli-Matti Törmälehto (Statistics Finland), Marie Le Mouel (DIW Berlin, Germany), Iryna Kyzyma (University of Bremen, Germany, and CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg), Sabrina Pabilonia (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)



FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, EVENING

Farewell Dinner



SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

Departure of Delegates




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