WORLD KLEMS Conferences

The First WORLD KLEMS Conference at Harvard University, August 19-20, 2010

WORLD KLEMS's first Conference was held at the Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The organizing committee includes Dale Jorgenson of Harvard, Marcel Timmer of the University of Groningen and Bart van Ark of the Conference Board and the University of Groningen. The meetings were held at Harvard’s new Center for Government and International Studies.

Photo Gallery of The First WORLD KLEMS Conference at Harvard University
List of attendees
World KLEMS map with Conference addresses


Before the conference, Wednesday, August 18:
6:00 p.m. Reception, Harvard Faculty Club
7:00 p.m. Welcoming dinner, Harvard Faculty Club
First Day, Thursday, August 19:
8:00 a.m. Breakfast at the conference site
9:00-10:30 a.m. The World KLEMS Consortium Chair: Stephen Landefeld
Dale Jorgenson Introduction to World KLEMS Slides
Bart van Ark From EU KLEMS to World KLEMS Slides
Marcel Timmer World KLEMS and the WIOD Slides
10:30-11:00 a.m. Coffee break
11:00 a.m.-12.30 p.m. KLEMS Methodology: Basic Building Blocks Chair: Frank Gollop
Mun Ho Measuring Labor Input Slides
Paul Schreyer Measuring Capital Input Slides
Brian Moyer Measuring Output and Intermediate Input Slides
12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00-3.30 p.m. KLEMS Methodology (Breakout Sessions)
Session One: Labor Input Chair: Richard Freeman
Barbara Fraumeni Measuring Human Capital Slides
Wulong Gu Labor Input and Human Capital Slides
Mary O'Mahony Measuring Labor Input: Lessons from European Research
Session Two: Capital Input Chair: Martin Fleming
Ana Aizcorbe Price Indexes for Information Technology Slides
Nick Oulton and Ana Rincon-Aznar Ex Post Versus Ex Ante Measures of the User Cost of Capital Slides
David Wasshausen BEA Fixed Assets Accounts: An Overview Slides
Session Three: Output and Intermediate Input Chair: J. Christina Wang
Eldon Ball Productivity and Growth in U.S. Agriculture Slides
Levels of Farm Sector Productivity: An International Comparison
Productivity and Competitiveness
Capital as a Factor of Production in OECD Agriculture: Measurement and Data
Robert Inklaar Banking Sector Output Measurement in the Euro Area Slides
Erich Strassner BEA's Industry Accounts: Improved Measures of Outputs, Inputs, and Value Added Slides
3:30-4:00 p.m. Coffee break
4:00-5.30 a.m. World KLEMS Consortium Chair: Marcel Timmer
Ren Ruoen China KLEMS Slides
Xu Xianchun KLEMS at NBS
B. N. Goldar India KLEMS Slides
Aleksey Ponomarenko Russia KLEMS Slides
Andre Hofman LA KLEMS Slides
Tsutomu Miyagawa From Productivity Analysis in Asia to Creating the Asia KLEMS Database Slides
5:30-6:00 p.m. Break
6:00 p.m.Reception Harvard Faculty Club
7:00 p.m. Conference banquet, Harvard Faculty Club
Chair: Dale Jorgenson Dinner speaker: Tony Atkinson, World KLEMS and the World Statistical System
Second Day: Friday, August 20:
8:00 a.m. Breakfast at the conference site
9:00-10.30 a.m. KLEMS and the National Accounts Chair: Paul Schreyer
Stephen Landefeld KLEMS and the NIPA's Slides
Karen Wilson KLEMS and the Canadian SNA Slides
Jukka Jalava KLEMS, the ESA, and Eurostat Slides
10:30-11:00 a.m. Coffee break
11:00-12.15 p.m. KLEMS Consortium (Breakout Sessions)
Session One: China Chair: Barbara Fraumeni
Ruoen Ren Opening Remarks
Xiaoqin Li Output and Intermediate Input
Linlin Sun Capital Input Slides
Harry Wu The China Industry Productivity Data Base Slides
Session Two: Europe Chair: Mary O’Mahony
Antonella Baldassarini ISTAT's Experience with the KLEMS Data Set Slides
Hans-Olof Hagen KLEMS Data for Sweden Slides
Matilde Mas Productivity in Europe from the Expansion to the Crisis Slides
Erik Veldhuizen Dutch Growth Accounts Slides | Website
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2.45 p.m. WORLD KLEMS Consortium (Breakout Sessions)
Session One: India Chair: Andre Hofman
Suresh Aggarwal Labor Input and Its Composition - An Industry-Level Perspective Slides
Deb Kusum Das and Abdul Erumban Capital Input - Asset and Industry Composition Slides
Deb Kusum Das and Deepika Wadhwa Productivity Growth in the Indian Economy - An Industry-Level Decomposition Slides
Session Two: Australia and the U.S. Chair: Brian Moyer
Susanto Basu Sector-Specific Technical Change Slides
Susan Fleck The U.S. Industry-Level Production Account Slides
Colin Webb The OECD STAN Data Base Slides
Hui Wei The ABS MFP Data Base Slides
2:45-3:15 p.m. Coffee break
3:15-4.30 p.m. WORLD KLEMS Consortium (Breakout Sessions)
Session One: Latin America Chair: Francisco Perez Garcia
Andre Hofman Opening Remarks
Norberto Itzcovich and Gustavo Rodriguez Argentina Slides
Roberto Olinto and David Kupfer/Esther Dweck Brazil
Julia Ortuzar and Gonzalo Encina Chile
Francisco Guillen Mexico Slides
Ariel Coremberg The Case of Argentina Slides
Gaaitzen de Vries The Case of Brazil Slides
Session Two: Asia and Russia Chair: Alexey Ponomarenko
Hak Pyo The Korean KLEMS Data Base Slides
Joji Tokui The Japan Industry Productivity Data Base Slides
Ilya Voskoboynikov Russia KLEMS: What we know and what we should know about economic growth in Russia Slides
Khuong Vu Southeast Asian (ASEAN) KLEMS Slides
4:30-5.30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Challenges for WORLD KLEMS Chair: Bart van Ark
Marcel Timmer The World KLEMS Consortium Slides
Comments on World KLEMS: Sergey Aleksashenko, Nanno Mulder, K. L. Krishna, Xu Xianchun
Dale W. Jorgenson Concluding Remarks on World KLEMS
5:30 p.m. Wine-and-cheese reception at the conference site