WORLD KLEMS Conferences

The Second World KLEMS Conference Harvard University, August 9-10, 2012.

The objective of the Conference is to discuss recent progress in the development and applications of KLEMS data sets. These data are widely used in research on economic growth, structural change, and international comparisons based on purchasing power parities. The meetings were held at the Harvard Kennedy school, Taubman Building.


Before the conference, Wednesday, August 8:
6:30 p.m. Reception for Participants, Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman Building
7:00 p.m. New England Clam Bake, Harvard Kennedy School Taubman Building
First Day, Thursday, August 9:
8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman Building 5th Floor
9:00-10:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview Chair: Dale Jorgenson
Dale Jorgenson Welcome to the Second World KLEMS Conference
Andre Hofman Overview of LA KLEMS Slides
Hak Kil Pyo Overview of Asia KLEMS Slides
Marcel Timmer Overview of Extensions and Applications Slides
10:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee break
10:30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. Parallel Sessions
Session One: Asia KLEMS Chair: K. L. Krishna
Kyoji Fukao Extensions of the Japan Industrial Database (with Tsutomu Miyagawa) Slides
Harry Wu Input, Output, and Productivity Performance in Chinese Industry, 1949-2009 Slides
Hak Kil Pyo Intangible Assets and Economic Growth in Emerging Markets (with Hyunbae Chun and Keunhee Rhee) Slides
Deb Kusum Das, Abdul Erumban, and Suresh Aggarwal The Industry Origins of India’s Economic Growth Slides
Session Two: Extensions and Applications Chair: Martin Fleming
Susanto Basu Productivity and Welfare of Nations (with Luigi Pascali and Fabio Schiantarelli) Slides
Robert Inklaar The Next Generation of the Penn World Table (with Robert Feenstra and Marcel Timmer) Slides
Gaaitzen de Vries lobal Production Sharing: New Insights from the World Input-Output Database (WIOD) Slides
Eldon Ball Agricultural Productivity in Developed and Developing Countries (with Sean Cahill, Tabitha Rich, Yu Sheng and Sun Ling Wang) Slides
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 a.m.-3.00 p.m. Parallel Sessions
Session Three: LA-KLEMS Chair: Andre Hofman
Francisco Guillen LA-KLEMS: The Mexican Case Slides
David Kupfer Growth Accounts by Industry in Brazil Slides
Ariel Coremberg The Argentine Productivity Slowdown: The Challenge after Global Financial Collapse Slides
Session Four: Intangibles I Chair: Bart van Ark
Ana Aizcorbe Measuring Knowledge Capital and Its Contribution to Productivity Growth: An Application to Intel Microprocessors (with Samuel Kortum and Unni Pillai) Slides
Carol Corrado Intangible Capital and Growth Strategies for Advanced Economies (with Jonathan Haskell, Cecilia Jona-Lasinio, and Maximilian Iommi)
Cecilia Jona-Lasinio Productivity Growth, Intangible Capital and ICT: Some International Comparisons (with Carol Corrado and Jonathan Haskell) Slides
Francisco Perez Knowledge Accounting: An Economic Approach (with Eva Benages) Slides
3:00-3:30 p.m. Coffee and Soft Drinks
3:30 a.m.-5.00 p.m. Parallel Sessions
Session Five: U.S. Chair: Steve Landefeld
Erich Strassner The BEA/BLS Industry-Level Production Accounts Slides
Mun S. Ho A Prototype Industry-Level Production Account for the United States, 1947-2010 (with Dale Jorgenson and Jon Samuels) Slides
Brian Moyer Integration of the U.S. Industry Accounts and the NIPAs Slides
Session Six: Intangibles II Chair: Bert Balk
Barbara Fraumeni Accumulation of Human Capital in the U.S. Slides
Paul Schreyer The OECD Human Capital Project Slides
Mary O’Mahony Productivity in the Health Sector Slides
5:10 p.m. Bus leaves the Harvard Kennedy School for the Royal Sonesta Hotel
5:30-6:30 p.m. Poster Session, IARIW Royal Sonesta Hotel
6:30 p.m. Reception for World KLEMS Participants. Harvard Kennedy School
6:40 p.m. Bus leaves the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the Harvard Kennedy School
7:30 p.m. World KLEMS Conference Banquet at the Harvard Kennedy School Chair: Marcel Timmer
Paul Schreyer Dinner speach: From the OECD Productivity Handbook to World KLEMS
Second Day: Friday, August 10:
8:00 a.m. Breakfast at the conference site
9:00-10:30 a.m. Parallel Sessions
Session Seven: Country Studies Chair: Matilde Mas
Hans-Olof Hagen Growth Accounts for the Swedish Business Sector, 1993-2011 Slides
Erik Veldhuizen The Dutch Growth Accounts: Updates and Extensions 2012 (with Murat Tanriseven) Slides
Ilya Voskoboynikov Gas Only? Accounting for Russia’s Economic Growth (with Marcel Timmer) Slides
Hui Wei The Industry Sources of Australia’s Productivity Slowdown (with Pengfei Zhao) Slides
Session Eight: Projections Chair: Edwin Dean
Dale Jorgenson Future Economic Growth in the G7 and the G20 (with Khuong Vu) Slides
Nicholas Oulton Long-Term Implications of the ICT Revolution: Applying the Lessons of Growth Theory and Growth Accounting Slides
Bart van Ark Economic Performance in the World Economy Slides
10:30-11:00 a.m. Coffee
11:00 a.m. Roundtable: The Future of World KLEMS
Marcel Timmer EU KLEMS and World KLEMS Slides
Comments Andre Hofman, B.N. Goldar, Hak Kil Pyo, Dale Jorgenson
Noon Lunch, Harvard Kennedy School
1:40 p.m. Bus to the Royal Sonesta Hotel