The Sixth Asia KLEMS International Conference, June 12-13, 2023

The Asia KLEMS committee is pleased to make an announcement for the 6th Asia KLEMS Conference, which is being organised in partnership with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The conference will be held on 12-13 June 2023 at the scenic hill station of Lonavala, approximately 100 km (2 hours’ drive) southeast of Mumbai, India. The main theme of the Conference is Productivity, Growth, and Resilience in the Asian economies, and the paper submissions are invited on the following topics including, but not limited to:

  • Structural drivers of productivity
  • Exogenous shocks (including COVID-19) and resilience- the role of public policy
  • Sustainability of growth
  • Productivity implications of trade, FDI, and participation in global value chains (GVCs)
  • Impact of digital transformation on productivity and employment: challenges and opportunities for Asian countries
  • Changing labour market dynamics
The submissions are encouraged, but not limited to, papers using the KLEMS datasets

Key speakers at the Conference

Keynote address:
Shri Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India.

Speakers for the Plenary sessions:
Barbara M, Fraumeni, National Bureau of Economic Research, United States
Prof. Bart Van Ark, Managing Director, The Productivity Institute, The University of Manchester
Prof. Hak K. Pyo, Professor Emeritus, The Faculty of Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Prof. Kyoji Fukao, Hitotsubashi University, and RIETI, Tokyo, Japan

Panel discussion on issues relevant to productivity in Asian economies: experts from market, policymakers, economists, and RBI officials.

Deadline for paper submission extended to December 23, 2022

7th World KLEMS conference 12-13 October, 2022

The seventh conference of World KLEMS was held on 12-13 October 2022 at the University of Manchester, hosted by The Productivity Institute at the Alliance Manchester Business School. The conference hosted about 100 participants, 4 plenary sessions and 12-18 parallel sessions, an opening keynote and a dinner speech, accommodating between 60 and 80 papers.
This conference was an in-person event, starting with an evening reception on October 11th.


Programme, 7th WorldKLEMS Conference

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Tuesday 11 October 2022

Location: Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS), Joining Information
14:45-15:00

Coffee and tea

'The Mill', in the AMBS
15:00-18:00

Tribute session for Professor Dale Jorgenson

Zoom link, passcode: 589199
Room: Penthouse
Short presentations on Dale’s contributions to KLEMS Productivity and Growth Accounting
Personal memories from KLEMS community
18:00-20:00 Reception and informal dinner 'The Mill', in the AMBS

Day 1, Wednesday 12 October 2022

Location: Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton St, Joining Information
9:00-10:00 Opening Session
Zoom link, passcode: 366806
Dalton Room
Opening Remarks Bart van Ark
Keynote: Investment and Productivity Jonathan Haskel, presentation
10:00-10:15 Break 'The Street', outside Dalton Room
10:15-12:15 Plenary session 1: Digital and Intangibles Chair: Barbara Fraumeni, Dalton Room
Are digital-using UK firms more productive? Diane Coyle, Kieran Lind, David Nguyyen and Maneul Tong, presentation
Are Intangibles Running out of Steam? Bart van Ark, Klaas de Vries and Abdul Erumban, presentation
Discussion Cecilia Jona-Lasinio
Declining Capital Formation in Japan and the Role of Intangibles: Empirical Studies Using Industry-level Data Tsutomu Miyagawa, and Takayuki Ishikawa, presentation
Organizational capital, ICT and productivity in the digital age Filippo Bontadini, C. Jona-Lasinio, Giuseppe Nicoletti, presentation
Discussion Marcel Timmer
12:15-13:15 Lunch 'The Street', outside Dalton Room
Meeting World KLEMS Programme Committee Bart van Ark
13:15-15:15 3 Parallel Sessions (4 papers each)
EU KLEMS Chair: Filippo Bontadini, Innovation room
Why is productivity slowing down? Ian Goldin, Pantelis Koutroumpis , François Lafond, and Julian Winkler, presentation
Productivity and structural change: Cross-country evidence Ana Rincon Aznar, and Julian Winkler, presentation
Discussion Nick Oulton, presentation
Working in an immaterial world: intangible assets and the Supply and Demand for skilled labour Mary O'Mahony, Kate Robinson and Michaela Vecchi, presentation
Productivity Growth and Spillovers across European Industries: A Global Value Chain Perspective Based on EURO KLEMS Weilin Liu, Qian Cheng, and Robin Sickles, presentation
Discussion Martin Fleming
Japan/China/Russia KLEMS Chair: Abdul Erumban, Dalton room
Alternative Measures for Chinese and Japanese Productivity Growth Erwin Diewert, Koji Nomura and Chihiro Shimizu, presentation
Secular Stagnation of Labor Productivity and Real Wage in Japan: An Empirical Analysis Based on the JIP Database 2021 and Firm/Establishment-Level Data Kyoji Fukao,Kenta Ikeuchi, Tomohiko Inui, YoungGak Kim, HyeogUg Kwon, Tatsuji Makino, Toshiyuki Matsuura, Tsutomu Miyagawa, Shinji Tahara, and Joji Tokui
Intermediate goods and Russian growth in 2003-2018 Eduard Baranov, Dmitri Piontkovski, Aleksandr Roskin, Anton Tolokonnikov, and Ilya Voskoboynikov
Discussion Abdul Erumban
Effects of Innovation and ICT on Structural Change and Productivity Growth: Insights from the latest KLEMS Dataset Khuong Vu
Discussion Andre Hofman, presentation
Physical Capital Chair: Jon Samuels, Rutherford room
Analysis of capital related productivity indicators disseminated by Eurostat Veronique Deneuville, Nadia Di Veroli, and Christine Gerstberger, presentation
Spanish capital stock at the regional level. Methodology and (some) results Matilde Mas, and Christine Gerstberger, presentation
Discussion Wulong Gu, presentation
A Sensitivity Analysis of Capital and MFP Measurement to Asset Depreciation Patterns and Initial Capital Stock Estimates Pierre-Alain Pionnier , María Belén Zinni, and Kéa Baret, presentation
North Korea’s Economic Growth Revisited with New Capital Estimates Hak Kil Pyo, Taehyoung Cho, and Minjung Kim, presentation
Discussion Mun Ho
15:15-15:30 Break 'The Street', outside Dalton Room
15:30-17:30 2 Parallel Sessions (4 papers each)
COVID Chair: Bart van Ark Dalton room
Updated US BEA-BLS Integrated Industry-level Production Account: analyzing sources of growth between the COVID recession and the Great Recession Corby Garner, Justin Harper, Mathew Russell, and Jon Samuels, presentation
COVID Scarring and Sustainable Recovery Challenges: A Production Function Approach S. Ghosh, P. Gopalakrishnan and Debojyoti Mazumder, presentation
Discussion Tsutomo Miyagawa
Taxes, Subsidies, and Productivity Measurement in the Covid Era Corby Garner, Randy Kinoshita, Susan Powers, and Jill Janocha Redmond, presentation
Covid-19 Pandemic and Total Factor Productivity in the Quarterly Model of Korea (2012-2021) Hak Pyo, Keunhee Rhee, Yoojin Bin, Yongcheol Shin, presentation
Discussion Matthew Russell, presentation
LA KLEMS Innovation room
PPPs and Relative Productivity Levels in Latin America: Evidence from the LA KLEMS Productivity Level Database Tomás Gálvez, Wulong Gu, and André Hofman, presentation
Knowledge-Based Capital and Economic Development in Latin America, 1990 - 2016 Andre Hofman, presentation
Discussion Ana Rincon-Aznar, comments Gu, comments Hofman
The KLEMS experience in Mexico and its impact at the national level Francisco Guillén, presentation
Technological differences in Costa Rica Pablo Slon Montero and Alberto Vindas Quesada, presentation
Discussion Andre Hofman, presentation
18:00-21:00 Reception and Dinner Location: The Whitworth Art Gallery
Dinner talk: Economic Statistics for Excellence: What has ESCoE taught us? Rebecca Riley

Day 2, Thursday 13 October 2022, Core Technology Facility

Location: Core Technology Facility, 46 Grafton St, Joining Information
9:00-10:30 Plenary session 2: Measurement (3 papers) Chair: Mary O'Mahony, Dalton Room
Comparing productivity growth across databases Reitze Gouma, and Robert Inklaar, presentation
The Divisia approach to measuring output and productivity: with an application to the BEA-BLS integrated industry-level production account, 1987-2020 Nicholas Oulton, presentation
Latest developments in OECD work on Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) tables Colin Webb, presentation
Discussion Jon Samuels
10:30-10:45 Break 'The Street', outside Dalton Room
10:45-12:15 2 Parallel sessions (3 papers each)
India KLEMS Chair: Kyoji Fukao, Dalton room
Determinants of Total Factor Productivity Growth: Sectoral Evidence from India KLEMS Bishwanath Goldar, Sadhan Kumar Chattopadhyay, Siddhartha Nath, Sreerupa Sengupta and Pilu Chandra Das, presentation
The role of market services in India's post-reform economic growth Pilu Chandra Das, Samiran Dutta, and Bishwanath Goldar
Labour productivity in India: An analysis of regional and sectoral sources Abdul A. Erumban, S. K. Chattopadhyay, H. Behera, S. Sengupta, S.Joshi, and S. Aggarwal, presentation
Discussion Khuong Vu
Global productivity Chair: Mun Ho, Innovation room
The sources of productivity convergence: sectors and structural change Robert Inklaar and Ryan Marapin, presentation
Sectoral Decomposition of Convergence in Labor Productivity: A Re-examination from a New Dataset Alistair Dieppe, and Hideaki Matsuoka, presentation
Intersectoral Implications for Construction Productivity Saumik Paul and Kunal Sen
Discussion Barbara Fraumeni, presentation
12:15-13:15 Lunch 'The Street', outside Dalton Room
Tribute session Deb Kusum Das
Zoom link, passcode: 610820
Abdul Erumban (organiser), presentation
13:15-14:45 2 Parallel Sessions (3 papers each)
Measurement applications Chair: Abdul Erumban, Dalton room
Technology, Long-Term Growth, and Economic Measurement Martin Fleming, presentation
Measuring the value of free digital goods John Lourenze Poquiz, presentation
Hours of Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Labor Productivity Measures Sabrina Pabilonia, Drake Palmer, and Jay Stewart, presentation
Discussion Corby Garner, presentation
Human Capital Innovation room
Health Human Capital and Its Contribution to Economic Growth Wulong Gu, presentation
Country Human Capital and Total Wealth Kenan Karakulah and Stefanie Onder, presentation
Human Capital Growth - with region and gender in perspective Gang Liu, Barbara Fraumeni, and Shunsuke Managi, presentation
Discussion Mary O'Mahony, and Shunsuke Managi, presentation
14:45-15:00 Break 'The Street', outside Dalton Room
15:00-17:00 2 Parallel Sessions (4 papers each)
Micro applications Chair: Tsutomo Miyagawa, Innovation room
Using ONS firm-level survey data sources for the UK to compute firm-level markups Russell Black, presentation
The impact of migration on regional productivity in Australia Jasper Hesse, and Cem Özgüzel, presentation
Discussion Rebecca Riley
European business dynamism, firm responsiveness, and the role of market power and technology Filippo Biondi, Sergio Inferrera, Matthias Mertens, and Javier Miranda, presentation
Evaluation of R&D subsidies in the case of industry-specific technology stocks with spill-overs Dirk Verwerft, presentation
Discussion Francesco Venturini, comments Miranda, , comments Verwerft
Regional Chair: Andre Hofman, Dalton room
A comprehensive approach to understanding urban productivity effects of local governments Dylan Jong, Alexandra Tsvetkova, Alexander C. Lembcke, and Rudiger Ahrend, presentation
Regional Labor Input Price Gaps Across the U.S. Jon Samuels and Mun Ho, presentation
Discussion Tony Venables
Transition probabilities, wages and regional human capital stocks Augustin DeCoulon, Larrisa Marioni and Mary O'Mahony, presentation
Do mass lay-offs affect regional economies? Wessel Vermeulen, and Nils Braakmann, presentation
Discussion Raquel Ortéga-Argiles
17:00 Close of Conference
Posted Papers (not on agenda)
Micro-Growth Accounting (MGA) Victor Elias
Why Do We Observe a Regional Balassa-Samuelson Effect? Joji Tokui

Programming committee

  • Bart van Ark, University of Manchester (Conference Chair 2022)
  • Barbara M. Fraumeni, Central University for Economics and Finance, Beijing
  • Andre Hofman, University of Santiago
  • Paul Schreyer, OECD
  • Erich Strassner, Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Lucy Eldridge, Bureau of Labour Statistics
  • Rebecca Riley, King’s College London
  • Cecilia Jona-Lasinio, Luiss, Rome
  • Matilde Mas, IVIE, University of Valencia
  • Abdul Erumban, University of Groningen
  • Khuong Vu, National University Singapore
  • Mun Ho, Harvard-China Project
  • Tsutomu Miyagawa, RIETI, Gakushuin University
  • Vanessa Alviarez, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Organizing committee

  • Bart van Ark, University of Manchester - Conference chair 2022
  • Trina Ott, Harvard University - Participant management and programming
  • Reitze Gouma, University of Groningen - Registration, website and online services
  • Michael Livesey, University of Manchester - Manchester logistics
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