7th World KLEMS conference 12-13 October, 2022

The seventh conference of World KLEMS will be held on 12-13 October 2022 at the University of Manchester, hosted by The Productivity Institute at the Alliance Manchester Business School. The conference will host about 100 participants, 4 plenary sessions and 12-18 parallel sessions, an opening keynote and a dinner speech, accommodating between 60 and 80 papers.
Currently this conference is slated as an in-person event, starting with an evening reception on October 11th and finishing with a farewell reception in the late afternoon of October 13.

Update 2022 Conference

Date: 11 June 2022
The program of the conference is now available below. Presenters are requested to submit their paper by September 15th at the latest, as each session will have discussants who require an advance copy. Papers can be submitted to WORLDKLEMSpga@gmail.com. Please register for the conference using the button below.
We recommend you book your hotel accommodation at a preferential rate of £93 per night at the Hyatt Regency Manchester on the UoM campus. This hotel is within walking distance from the conference venues and other dinner places. Rooms have been blocked for nights of 11th, 12th and 13th October. Participants would need to book through the link below using promotional code 254026. Note that a limited number of rooms are available at this rate, therefore please book early if possible.

Registration Deadline: 15 September

Please register for the conference using the registration button below.

Please let us know if you have questions at WORLDKLEMSpga@gmail.com.

Program, version 4 October

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Location: Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS)

Coffee and tea

'The Mill', in the AMBS

Tribute session for Professor Dale Jorgenson

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
9:00-10:00 Opening Session Dalton Room
Opening Remarks Bart van Ark
Keynote: Investment and Productivity Jonathan Haskel
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
Are Intangibles Running out of Steam? Bart van Ark, Klaas de Vries and Abdul Erumban
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
Organizational capital, ICT and productivity in the digital age F. Bontadini, C. Jona-Lasinio, Giuseppe Nicoletti
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 Parallel Sessions (4 papers each)
EU KLEMS Chair: Cecilia Jona-Lasinio
Why is productivity slowing down? Ian Goldin, Pantelis Koutroumpis , François Lafond , and Julian Winkler
Productivity and structural change: UK in an international context Ana Rincon Aznar
Discussion Nick Oulton
Working in an immaterial world: intangible assets and the Supply and Demand for skilled labour Mary O'Mahony, Kate Robinson and Michaela Vecchi
Productivity Growth and Spillovers across European Industries: A Global Value Chain Perspective Based on EURO KLEMS Weilin Liu, Qian Cheng, and Robin Sickles
Discussion Martin Fleming
Japan/China/Russia KLEMS Chair: Khuong Vu
Alternative Measures for Chinese and Japanese Productivity Growth Erwin Diewert, Koji Nomura and Chihiro Shimizu
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
Physical Capital Chair: Jon Samuels
Analysis of capital related productivity indicators disseminated by Eurostat Veronique Deneuville, Nadia Di Veroli, and Christine Gerstberger
Spanish capital stock at the regional level. Methodology and (some) results Matilde Mas (presentation)
Discussion Wulong Gu
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
North Korea’s Economic Growth Revisited with New Capital Estimates Hak Kil Pyo, Taehyoung Cho, and Minjung Kim
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
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,
COVID Scarring and Sustainable Recovery Challenges: A Production Function Approach S. Ghosh, P. Gopalakrishnan and Debojyoti Mazumder
Discussion Tsutomo Miyagawa
Taxes, Subsidies, and Productivity Measurement in the Covid Era Corby Garner, Randy Kinoshita, Susan Powers, and Jill Janocha Redmond
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
LA KLEMS (1) Chair: Francisco Guillén
PPPs and Relative Productivity Levels in Latin America: Evidence from the LA KLEMS Productivity Level Database Tomás Gálvez, Wulong Gu, and André Hofman
Knowledge-Based Capital and Economic Development in Latin America, 1990 - 2016 Andre Hofman
Trade Restrictions and Labour Productivity in Latin American Countries Ricardo Monge-Gonzalez, Nanno Mulder and Luis Rivera
Discussion Ana Rincon-Aznar
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
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
The Divisia approach to measuring output and productivity: with an application to the BEA-BLS integrated industry-level production account, 1987-2020 Nicholas Oulton
Latest developments in OECD work on Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) tables Colin Webb
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
Determinants of Total Factor Productivity Growth: Sectoral Evidence from India KLEMS Bishwanath Goldar, Sadhan Kumar Chattopadhyay, Siddhartha Nath, Sreerupa Sengupta and Pilu Chandra Das
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
Discussion Khuong Vu
Global productivity Chair: Mun Ho
The sources of productivity convergence: sectors and structural change Robert Inklaar and Ryan Marapin
Sectoral Decomposition of Convergence in Labor Productivity: A Re-examination from a New Dataset Alistair Dieppe, and Hideaki Matsuoka
Intersectoral Implications for Construction Productivity Saumik Paul and Kunal Sen
Discussion Barbara Fraumeni
12:15-13:15 Lunch 'The Street', outside Dalton Room
Tribute session Deb Kusum Das Abdul Erumban (organiser)
13:15-14:45 3 Parallel Sessions (3 papers each)
Measurement applications Chair: Abdul Erumban
Technology, Long-Term Growth, and Economic Measurement Martin Fleming
Measuring the value of free digital goods John Lourenze Poquiz
Hours of Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Labor Productivity Measures Sabrina Pabilonia, Drake Palmer, and Jay Stewart
Discussion Corby Garner
LA KLEMS (2) Chair:
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
Effects of Innovation and ICT on Structural Change and Productivity Growth: Insights from the latest KLEMS Dataset Khuong Vu
Discussion Andre Hofman
Human Capital Chair: Michaela Vecchi
Health Human Capital and Its Contribution to Economic Growth Wulong Gu
Country Human Capital and Total Wealth Kenan Karakulah and Stefanie Onder
Human Capital Growth - with region and gender in perspective Gang Liu, Barbara Fraumeni, and Shunsuke Managi
Discussion Mary O'Mahony
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
Using ONS firm-level survey data sources for the UK to compute firm-level markups Russell Black
The impact of migration on regional productivity in Australia Jasper Hesse, and Cem Özgüzel
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
Evaluation of R&D subsidies in the case of industry-specific technology stocks with spill-overs Dirk Verwerft
Discussion Francesco Venturini
Regional Chair: Andre Hofman
A comprehensive approach to understanding urban productivity effects of local governments Dylan Jong, Alexandra Tsvetkova, Alexander C. Lembcke, and Rudiger Ahrend
Regional Labor Input Price Gaps Across the U.S. Jon Samuels and Mun Ho
Discussion Tony Venables
Regional mobility and human capital Augustin DeCoulon, Larrisa Marioni and Mary O'Mahony
Do mass lay-offs affect regional economies? Wessel Vermeulen, and Nils Braakmann
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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