WORLD KLEMS Conferences

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

The objective of the Conference is to discuss recent progress in the development and applications of KLEMS data sets. These data are widely used in research on economic growth and structural change and in international comparisons based on purchasing power parities. The conference will give special attention to KLEMS research in Asia, focusing on recent developments in China, India, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries. Expenses for travel and accommodation for the Conference will be covered by each of the participants.


First Day, Monday, May 19:
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Growth and Stagnation Chair: Masahisa Fujita
Masahisa Fujita Welcoming Remarks
Bart van Ark Growth and Stagnation in the World Economy Slides
Kyoji Fukao The Structural Causes of Japan's Lost Decades Slides
Andre Hofman and Matilde Mas Structural Change in Four Latin American Countries (with Claudio Aravena and Juan Fernández) Slides
11:00 a.m. Coffee break
11:30 a.m. Parallel Sessions
Session One: Europe Chair: Colin Webb
Bart van Ark Growth and Stagnation in Europe (with Mary O'Mahony and Marcel Timmer) Slides
Axel Werwatz Explaining Rates of Return Differences across Industries in Germany (with Martin Gornig and Bernd Gorzig) Slides
Carlo Milana Productivity Stagnation and Low Human Capital Investment in a Wealthy Economy: The Case of Italy Slides
Session Two: Asia Chair: Fumio Hayashi
Joji Tokui Productivity and Growth for Japanese Prefectures (with Kyoji Fukao, Tsutomu Miyagawa, Kazuyasu Kawasaki and Tatsuji Makino) Slides
Deb Kusum Das Productivity Growth in India under Different Policy Regimes: 1890-2012 (with Abdul A Erumban, Suresh Aggarwal and Sreerupa Sengupta) Slides
Yih-Ming Lin Industrial Policy, Structural Change, and Pattern of Industrial Productivity Growth in Taiwan (with Tsu-Tan Fu , Hsing-Chun Lin, and Wen-Hsin Kong) Slides
Harry X. Wu China’s Strategic Move for a New Stage of Development: A Productivity Perspective Slides
1:00 p.m. Lunch
2.00 p.m. Parallel Sessions
Session Three: Measurement Issues Chair: Chi-Yuan Liang
Bishwanath Goldar Productivity Growth in Indian Manufacturing Industries: The Role of Imported Materials Input Slides
Taehyoung Cho Korea’s Transition toward the 2008 SNA and Capital Measurement for National Balance Sheets (with Yungtaek Jung, Daejin Kim and Chaesoo Han) Slides
Hak K. Pyo Estimation of Land and Inventory Stocks by Industries as Capital Inputs (with Keun Hee Rhee) Slides
Session Four: Human Capital Chair: Barbara Fraumeni
Haizheng Li Human Capital Estimates in China, New Panel Data on China by Provinces, 1985-2010 (with Barbara Fraumeni, Qinyi Liu, Bo Li and Xiaobei Zhang) Slides
Haripriya Gundimeda Human Capital Estimates for Indian States. Gang Liu. Human Capital Measurement: Country Experiences and International Initiatives Slides
Gang Liu Human Capital Measurement: Country Experiences and International Initiatives Slides
3:30 p.m. Afternoon Break
4.00 p.m. Parallel Sessions
Session Five: Intangibles Chair: Masahiro Kuroda
Cecilia Jona-Lasinio ICT, R&D and Non-R&D Intangible Capital in Europe (with Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, Massimiliano Iommi) Slides
Tsutomu Miyagawa Intangible Investment by Industry and Productivity Improvement in Japan (with Shoichi Hisa) Slides
Hak K. Pyo Intangible Capital Stock and Its Contribution to Economic Growth in Korea, 1980-2013 (with Hyunbae Chun and Keun Hee Rhee) Slides
Session Six: United States and Japan Chair: Brian Moyer
Mun Ho Long-Term Estimates of U.S. Productivity and Growth (with Dale Jorgenson and Jon Samuels) Slides
Koji Nomura Industry Origins of the U.S.-Japan Productivity Gap (with Dale Jorgenson and Jon Sammuels) Slides
Erich Strassner An Integrated Industry-Level Production Account for the United States (with Steven Rosenthal, Matthew Russell, Jon D. Samuels and Lisa Usher) Slides
5:30 p.m. End of day one
5:40 p.m. Bus leaves JP Tower & Conference for Hotel Grand Ark Hanzomon
6:00 p.m. Dinner for Conference Participants
Second Day: Tuesday, May 20:
9:00 a.m. Parallel Sessions
Session Seven: Country Studies Chair: Lawrence J. Lau
David Kupfer Productivity and Investment in the Brazilian Economy (with Fabio Freitas, Gabriel Squeff, Claudio Armitrano, Sandro Sacchet de Carvalho, Thiago Miguez, and Thiago Moraes) Slides
Zaffrullah Hussein Towards a High Income Economy: The Malaysian Case (with Rauzah Zainal Abidin, Ishak Yusof and Rosmiza Rosly) Slides
Ilya Voskoboynikov Is the Russian Strategy 2020 Workable? Slides
Francisco Guillen Growth Strategy in Mexico Slides
Session Eight: Global Value Chains Chair: Nobuhiro Kiyotaki
Gaaitzen de Vries Incomes and Jobs in Global Production of Manufactures (with Marcel P. Timmer and Bart Los) Slides
Zhi Wang Quantifying International Production Sharing at the Bilateral and Sector Level (with Shang-Jin Wei and Kunfu Zhu) Slides
Eiichi Nakazawa Determinants of Trade in Value Added (with Norihiko Yamano and Colin Webb) Slides
10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m. Plenary Session
The World Economy Chair: Masayuki Morikawa
Khuong Vu Productivity Growth and Export Performance in the G7 Economies Slides
Robert Inklaar Industry Prices and Productivity Convergence Slides
Marcel Timmer Slicing Up Global Value Chains (with Abdul Azeez Erumban, Bart Los, Robert Stehrer and Gaaitzen J. de Vries) Slides
Masayuki Morikawa Concluding Remarks
12:30 p.m. Lunch




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