28th General Conference, Final Program
28th General Conference, Cork, Ireland
22 - 28 August 2004

FINAL PROGRAM as of 14 October 2004


MONDAY, 23 AUGUST, MORNING
PLENARY SESSION 1

Recording and Measuring International Flows

Organizer: Mick Lucey, Central Statistical Office of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
E-Mail: mick.lucey@cso.ie

1. van Stokrom, Nico and Leen Roosendaal, Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, Netherlands, “Measurement of the Activities of Multinational Enterprises”
[paper]

2. Lynch, Robin, Office for National Statistics, London, UK, “Globalisation and Official Statistics”
[paper]

3. Neudorfer, Peter, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany, “Measuring Euro Area Portfolio Investment: Status Five Years After the Start of EMU and the Outlook on Future Developments”
[paper]

4. Humphries, Simon, Office for National Statistics, London, UK, “Geographical Breakdowns of UK International Investment Position Statistics”
[paper]

5. Smeeding, Tim, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA and Brian Nolan, Economic and Social Research Institute of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, “Ireland’s Income Distribution in Comparative Perspective”
[paper]

6. Kelly, John and Mary Everett, Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, “To Borrow and Prosper: Financing the ‘Celtic Tiger’”
[paper]

Discussants:
Paul McCarthy, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Belconnen, Australia
Derek Blades, Paris, France
György Sándor, Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Budapest, Hungary
Bill Keating, Central Statistics Office, Dublin, Ireland


MONDAY, 23 AUGUST, AFTERNOON
PARALLEL SESSION 2A

Improvements to the SNA

Organizer: Barbara M. Fraumeni, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, USA
E-Mail: Barbara.fraumeni@bea.gov

1. De Haan, Mark, and Peter van de Ven, Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, Netherlands, “National Accounting in the New Economy”
[paper]

2. Harrison, Anne, OECD, Paris, France, “Linking Income to Ownership of Assets”
[paper]

3. Laliberte, Lucie, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., USA, “International Accounting Standards and Statistical Standards”
[paper] [cover page]

4. Newson, Brian, Eurostat, Luxembourg “Progress Report on the Revision of SNA93 Rev 1”
[paper]

5. Moulton, Brent, and Carol Moylan, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Washington, DC, “The Needs of Data Users and the Future of the System of National Accounts”
[paper

Discussants:
J. Steven Landefeld, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Washington, DC, USA
Paul McCarthy, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Belconnen, Australia


PARALLEL SESSION 2B
Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality

Organizers: Miles Corak, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada and Dean Lillard, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
E-Mail: miles.corak@statcan.ca and Drl3@cornell.edu

1. Österbacka, Eva, Åbo Akademi University, Åbo, Finland, “Mechanisms Behind Intergenerational Earnings Correlation in Finland, 1985-95”
[paper

2. Grawe, Nathan, Carelton College, Northfield, USA, “Life-Cycle Bias in the Estimation of Intergenerational Earnings Persistence”
[paper]

3. Blanden, Jo, London School of Economics, London, UK, “Intergenerational Mobility, Assortative Mating and Inequality”
[paper]

4. Gustafsson, Björn, University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden and Li Shi, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, “Intergenerational Transmission of Economic Inequality in China”
[paper]

5. Ferreira, Sergio Guimarães, BNDES, Brazil and Fernando A. Veloso, IBMEC-RJ, Centro, Brazil, “Intergenerational Mobility of Earnings in Brazil”
[paper]

6. Francesconi, Marco and Cheti Nicoletti, University of Essex, Colchester, UK, “Are Short Panels Good Enough to Study Intergenerational Mobility? Evidence from the BHPS”
[paper]

Discussants:
Stephen Jenkins, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
Miles Corak, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada


MONDAY, 23 AUGUST, EVENING

PARALLEL SESSION 4B (1) CONTINUED

Econometric Issues in Multi-Dimensional Measurement and Comparison of Economic Well-Being

Chair: Jean-Yves Duclos

Organizers: Thesia Garner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA, Jean-Yves Duclos, Université Laval, Sainte, Foy, Canada and Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
E-Mail: garner_t@bls.gov, Jyves@ecn.ulaval.ca and Lars.Osberg@dal.ca

1. Anderson, Gordon, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, “Indices and Tests for Multi-Dimensional Inequality”
[paper]

2. Dekkers, Gijs J.M., Federal Planning Bureau, Brussels, Belgium and University of Leuven,   Leuven, Belgium, “Financial and Multidimensional Poverty in European Countries: Can the Former be Used as a Proxy of the Latter?”
[paper]

3. D’Ambrosio, Conchita, Università Bocconi and DIW Berlin, Milan, Italy and Berlin, Germany and Joachim R. Frick, DIW Berlin, Berlin Germany, "Subjective Well-Being and Relative Deprivation: An Empirical Link"
[paper]

4. Bertail, Patrice and France Caillavet, CORELA/INRA, France, “"Healthy Diet and Poverty in France: A Segmentation Approach".”
[paper]

5. D'Ambrosio, Conchita, Università (see affiliation in paper 3) Bocconi, Milan Italy, Joseph Deutsch and Jacques Silber, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, "Multidimensional Approaches to Poverty Measurement: An Empirical Analysis of Poverty in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, based on the European Panel"
[paper

Discussants:
Maria Ana Lugo, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Kathleen Short, US Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC, USA
Michael Grimm, DIAL, Paris, France
Gordon Anderson, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada


PARALLEL SESSION 7A CONTINUED

Time Use and Inequality

Organizers: Joachim Merz, University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany and Andrew S. Harvey, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada
E-Mail: merz@ffb.uni-lueneburg.de and Andrew.harvey@stmarys.ca

1. Deding, Mette and Mette Lausten, The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, “Choosing Between His Time and Her Time: The Market Work Gap and Housework Gap of Danish Couples”
[paper]

2. Holz, Erlend, Federal Statistical Office, Bonn Branch Office, Bonn, Germany, “Poverty in Everyday Life — Results of the German Time Use Surveys”
[paper]

3. Hufnagel, Rainer, Universitiy of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, “Time Use and Household Production in Poor German Families”
[paper]

4. Frazis, Harley and Jay Stewart, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA, “News About the American Time Use Study ATUS - Production Inequality”

5. Van Rooijen-Horsten, Myriam and Robin Milot, Central Bureau of Statistics, Voorburg, Netherlands, “Time Use Changes in the Netherlands: The Analytical Strength of a Time-Use Module”
[paper]

6. Stahmer, Carsten, Federal Statistical Office, Wiesbaden, Germany and Axel Schaffer, Institute for Economic Policy Research, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, “Time Pattern in a Social Accounting Framework”
[paper]

Discussants:
Erlend Holz, Federal Statistical Office, Wiesbaden, Germany
Mette Deding, The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen,Denmark
Harley Frazis, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA
Rainer Hufnagel, University of Dortmund, Germany
Axel Schaffer, Institute for Economic Policy Research, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Robin Milot, Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, Netherlands


IARIW FIRST COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, MORNING

PLENARY SESSION 3

Accounting for Housing Stocks and Flows in Economic Statistics

Organizers: David Johnson, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA and Philip Smith, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada
E-Mail: David_Scott_Johnson@bls.gov and Philip.smith@statcan.ca

1. Prud’Homme, Marc and Holly Shum, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada, “A Hedonic Price Index for Resale Houses”
[paper]

2. Luigi Cannari and Ivan Faiella, Bank of Italy, Rome, Italy, “House Prices and Housing Wealth in Italy”
[paper]

3. Verbrugge, Randal, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA, “Rental Equivalence in Housing Price Indexes”
[paper]

4. Sorensen, Knut, Statistics Norway, Oslo, Norway, “Accounting for Housing in Economic Statistics”
[paper]


EDITORIAL BOARD LUNCH follows Plenary Session 3


TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, AFTERNOON

PARALLEL SESSION 4A

Treatment of Financial Services

Organizers: Ruth Meier, Federal Statistical Office of Switzerland, Neuchâtel, Switzerland and Paul Schreyer, OECD, Paris, France
E-Mail: ruth.meier@bfs.admin.ch and Paul.schreyer@oecd.org

1. Stauffer, Philippe, Federal Statistical Office of Switzerland, Neuchâtel, Switzerland “A Tale of Two Worlds: How Bankers and National Accounts View Banking”
[paper]

2. Mandler, Pablo, Aharon Blekh and Daniel Finzi, Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Jerusalem, Israel, “FISIM and Non-Performing Loans”
[paper]

3. Popkin, Joel and Kathryn L. Kobe, Joel Popkin and Company and Shelby W. Herman, Washington, DC, USA, “ Integration of Income Statements and Balance Sheets: Implications for Improving Financial Sector Measurement”
[paper]

4. Roymans, Ingber and Peter van de Ven, Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, Netherlands, “Measuring Financial Institutions: Theory versus Practice”
[paper]

Discussants:
Anne Harrison, OECD, Paris, France
Jacques Bournay, INSEE, Paris, France
Paul McCarthy, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Belconnen, Australia


PARALLEL SESSION 4B

Multi-Dimensional Measurement and Comparisons of Well-Being

Chair: Thesia Garner

Organizers: Thesia Garner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA, Jean-Yves Duclos, Université Laval, Sainte, Foy, Canada and Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
E-Mail: garner_t@bls.gov, Jyves@ecn.ulaval.ca and Lars.Osberg@dal.ca

1. Bossert, Walter, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Canada, Conchita D’Ambrosio, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy and DIW Berlin, Berlin, Germany and Vito Peragine, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy, "Deprivation and Social Exclusion”
[paper

2. Clarke, Matthew and Sally Paech, Victoria University, Australia, “The Measurement of Well-Being Based on Hierarchical Needs: A Multi-Dimensional Approach Applied to South-East Asia”
[paper

3. Van den Bosch, Karel, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, “Measuring Deprivation in the EU: To Use or Not to Use Subjective Information”
[paper

4. Cappellari, Lorenzo, University del Piedmonte Orientale, Italy and Stephen P. Jenkins, University of Essex, Colchester, UK “Summarising Multiple Deprivation”
[paper

RICHARD AND NANCY RUGGLES TRAVEL GRANT AWARD FOR 2004

5. Lelkes, Orsolya, Ministry of Finance, Budapest, Hungary, “Knowing What is Good for You. Empirical Analysis of Personal Preferences and the 'Objective Good'”
[paper]

Discussants:
Markus Jantti, Abo Akademi University, Abo, Finland
Peter Saunders, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Brendan Whelan, ESRI, Dublin, Ireland
Bruce Headey, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne, Australia

RICHARD AND NANCY RUGGLES MEMORIAL LECTURE to follow Parallel Sessions 4A and 4B: Honored Guest Speaker – ANGUS MADDISON, Emeritus Professor, University of Groningen; Fellow, British Academy; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, “THE CONTOURS OF THE WORLD ECONOMY AND THE ART OF MACRO-MEASUREMENT: A MILLENNIAL PERSPECTIVE”
[paper]


TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, EVENING

IARIW BIENNIAL MEMBERS MEETING

Formal Introduction of incoming Executive Director, Andrew Sharpe

Formal Introduction of incoming Managing Editors of the Review of Income and Wealth, Bart van Ark and Stephan Klasen

Announcement and introduction of the 2004 Nancy and Richard Ruggles Memorial Prize Winner


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 – FULL DAY EXCURSION AND IRISH NIGHT

INFORMAL MUSIC PERFORMED BY IARIW MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

EDITORIAL BOARD DINNER prior to IRISH NIGHT


THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, MORNING

PLENARY SESSION 5

Measuring and Interpreting Trends in Global Inequality and Poverty

Organizers; Stephan Klasen, University of Munich, Munich, Germany and D.S. Prasada Rao, University of Queensland, Australia
E-Mail: klasen@lrz.uni-muenchen.de and p.rao@economics.uq.edu.au

1. Milanovic, B., World Bank, Washington, DC, USA, “Income Convergence during the Disintegration of the World Economy 1919-39”
[paper]

2. Aten, Bettina, Bureau of Economic Analysis, in Washington, DC, Alan Heston, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA,“Use of Penn World Tables for International Comparisons of Poverty Levels: Potential and Limitations”
[paper]  [tables (a)] [tables (b)]

3. Atkinson, Anthony B., Oxford University, Oxford, UK and Andrea Brandolini, Bank of Italy, Rome, Italy, “Global Inequality and Poverty: Absolute, Relative or Intermediate?”
[paper]

4. Galbraith, James and Hyunsub Kum, University of Texas, Austin, USA, “Estimating the Inequality of Household Incomes: A Statistical Approach to the Creation of a Dense and Consistent Global Data Set”

5. Reich, Utz-Peter, Fachhochschule Mainz II, Mainz, Germany, “Inequality in International Trade”
[paper]

6. Gaiha, Raghav, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India and Katsushi Imai, Royal Holloway, University of London, London, UK, “Millennium Development Goals, Agricultural Growth and Openness”
[paper]

Discussants:
Steve Dowrick, Australia National University, Canberra, Australia
Conchita D’Ambrosio, DIW Berlin, Germany and Universita Bocconi, Italy


THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, AFTERNOON

PARALLEL SESSION 6A

The Valuation of R & D Expenditure and Output in International Comparisons

Organizers: Bart van Ark, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands and Robert McGuckin, The Conference Board, New York, USA
E-Mail: h.h.van.ark@eco.rug.nl and Robert.mcguckin@conference-board.org

1. de Haan Mark, Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, Netherlands, “Measuring R&D Output and Use in Open Economies”
[paper]

2. Fraumeni, Barbara, Sumiye Okubo, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Washington, DC, USA, "R&D in National Accounts"
[paper]

3. Peleg, Soli, Central Bureau of Statistics, Jerusalem, Israel, “Satellite Accounts on R&D Expenditure Under Rapidly Growing Globalisation and Changing Industry Structure”
[paper]

4. Kocoglu, Yusuf, CEDERS, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France and Jacques Mairesse, CREST-INSEE, Paris, Frnace, “An Exercise in the Measurement of R&D Capital and its Contribution to Growth in France: Comparison of Estimates with ICT and with the United States
[paper]

5. Dougherty, Sean, Robert Inklaar, Robert McGuckin, The Conference Board, New York, USA and Bart van Ark, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, “Internationalization and the Changing Structure of Business R&D: Recent Trends and Measurement Implications"
[paper]

Contributed paper:

6. Jacob, Jojo and Eddy Szirmai, ECIS, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands, “Stages of Industrialisation, Export, and Technology Diffusion: The Case of Indonesian Manufacturing”
[paper]

Discussants:
Christian Gysting, Statistics Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Andy Wyckoff, OECD, Paris, France


PARALLEL SESSION 4B
(4) CONTINUED

Issues in Multi-Dimensional Measurement and Comparisons of Economic Well-Being

Chair: Thesia Garner

Organizers: Thesia Garner, bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA, Jean-Yves Duclos, Universite Laval, Sainte Foy, Canada and Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
E-Mail: garner_t@bls.gov, Jyves@ecn.ulaval.ca and Lars.Osberg@dal.ca

1. Osberg, Lars, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and Timothy Smeeding, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA, “An International Comparison of Preferences For Leveling”
[paper]

2. Justino. Patricia, Julie Litchfield and Yoko Niimi, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, “Multidimensional Inequality: An Empirical Application to Brazil”
[paper]

3. Sierminska, Eva, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA, “Female Income Differntials and Social Benefits: A Four-Country Comparison”
[paper]

4. Lugo, Maria Ana, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, “On Multivariate Distributions of Well-Being: The Case of the Argentine Provinces in the 1990s – An Exploration”
[paper]

5. Saunders, Peter, SPRC, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Laura Adelman, UK, “Resources, Deprivation and Exclusion Approaches to Measuring Well-Being: A Comparative Study of Britain and Australia”
[paper]

6. Short, Kathleen, bureau of the Census, Washington, DC, USA and Patricia Ruggles, GPPI, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA, “Accounting for Net Worth in Measuring Poverty”
[paper]

Discussants:
Markus Jantti, Abo Akademi University, Abo, Finland
Stephan Klasen, University of Munich, Munich, Germany
Miles Corak, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Alan Heston, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Brian Nolan, Economic and Social Research Institute of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Bjorn Gustaffson, University of Goteburg, Goteburg, Sweden


THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, EVENING

PARALLEL SESSION 4B (2) CONTINUED

Multi-Dimensional Measurement and Comparisons of Economic Well-Being

Chair: Jean-Yves Duclos

Organizers: Thesia Garner, bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA, Jean-Yves Duclos, Universite Laval, Sainte Foy, Canada and Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
E-Mail: garner_t@bls.gov

1. Klasen, Stephan, University of Munich, Munich, Germany, “Gender-Related Indicators of Well-Being”
[paper]

2. Powdthavee, Nattavudh S., University of Warwick, UK, “Are There Regional Variations in Psychological Costs of Unemployment in South Africa?”
[paper]

3.Gaertner, Wulf, University of Osnabruck, Germany and Yongsheng Xu, “Measuring the Standard of Living: Uncertainity about its Development”
[paper]

4. Cogneau, Denis and Michael Grimm, DIAL. Paris, France, “The Measurement of Povery Dynamics When Mortality is Correlated with Income-Theory, Concept and Empirical Implementation”
[paper]

5. Abatemarco, Antonio, Italy, “Is Income Mobility Socially Desirable?”
[paper]

Discussants:
Gordon Anderson, Universitiy of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Olga Canto, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Alan Heston, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Ioannis Theodossiou, University of Aberdeen Business School, Old Aberdeen, UK


PLENARY SESSION 5 CONTINUED

Measuring and Interpreting Trends in Global Inequality and Poverty

Organizers; Stephan Klasen, University of Munich, Munich, Germany and D.S. Prasada Rao, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
E-Mail: klasen@lrz.uni-muenchen.de and p.rao@economics.uq.edu.au

1. Sullivan, Dennis H., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and Erin Todd Bronchetti, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, “Decomposition of Cross-National Differences In Parental Earnings Distributions: A Non-Parametric Approach”
[paper

2. Zarco, I., Carmelo García Perez and Luis-Felipe Rivera Galicia, University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain, “Welfare, Inequality and Poverty in the European Countries: An Inference-Based Stochastic Dominance Approach”
[paper

3. Steve Dowrick, Robert Ackland and Benoit Freyens, Australian National University, " Global Poverty Measurement: Why PPP Methods Matter."
[paper

4. Sicherl, Pavle, SICENTER and University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, “Time Distance: A Missing Link in Comparative Analysis”
[paper]

5. Sakuma, Itsuo, Senshu University, Kawasaki, Japan and D.S. Prasada Rao, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, “A CGE Approach to the Measurement of PPPs”
[paper]

6. Kamiryo, Hideyuki, Emeritus Professor, Hiroshima Shudo University,

Hiroshima, Japan , “What Numerically Determines the Difference between Catching Up and Endless Poverty in African Countries?"
[paper]

Discussants:
Gyorgy Szilagy, Hungarian Statistical Office, Budapest, Hungary
Conchita D'Ambrosio, Universita Bocconi, Milan, Italy and DIW Berlin, Germany
D.S. Prasada Rao, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia


IARIW SECOND COUNCIL MEETING


FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, MORNING

PARALLEL SSESSION 7A

Time Use and Inequality

Organizers: Joachim Merz, University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany and Andrew S. Harvey, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada
E-Mail: merz@ffb.uni.lueneburg.de and Andrew.harvey@stmarys.ca

1. Bojer, Hilde, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, “Time Cost of Children and Economic Capability”
[paper]

2. Bradbury, Bruce, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, “Using Time-Use Data to Estimate the Full Costs of Children”
[paper]

3. Bonke, Jens, Mette Deding and Mette Lausten, The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Denmark, “Are Time and Money Substitutes?”
[paper]

4. Burton, Peter and Shelley Phipps, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, “Families, Time and Money in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States”
[paper]

5. Merz, Joachim and Derik Burgert, Research Institute on Professions (FFB), University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany, "Fragmentation, Timing of Work and Income Inequality - An Earnings Treatment Effects Approach"
[paper

Discussants:
Bruce Bradbury, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Hilde Bojer, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Peter Burton, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Joachim Merz, University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany
Shelley Phipps, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada


PARALLEL SESSION 7B

High Frequency Output, Income and Saving Estimates

Organizer: Liv Hobbelstad Simpson, Statistics Norway, Oslo Norway

1. Jellema, Tjeerd, European Central Bank, John Kidgell and Joachim Recktenwald, Eurostat, Luxembourg, "Quarterly Institutional Sector Accounts for the European Union and the Euro Zone"
[paper]

2. Jellema, Tjeerd, Jean Galand and Ilja Kristian Kavonius, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany, "Empirical Relationship between the Rest of the World Account and the Balance of Payments in EU Countries and the Compilation of an Euro Area ROW Account"
[paper

3. Walton, Richard, Bank of England, London, UK and Ian Knowles, Office for National Statistics, London, U.K., "The Compilation and Use of Quarterly Sector Accounts in the UK",
[paper

4. Kunze, Kurt, Charles Ian Mead and Brooks Robinson, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Washington, DC, USA, "Preparing High Frequency Estimates for Transformed NIPA Institutional Sectors"
[paper]

5. Labarthe, Julie, INSEE, Paris, France, "How French Quarterly National Accounts by Institutional Sector are Produced"
[paper]

6. Blades, Derek, Paris, France, "Monthly GDP; Progress and Prospects"
[paper]

Contributed paper
7. The Norwegian Integrated System of Accounts: Towards a Quarterly Compilation of Sector Accounts, by Gisle Frøiland and Espen Karstensen, Statistics Norway, Oslo, Norway
[paper]

Discussants:
Ole Berner, Denmark Statistics, Copenhagen ,Denmark
Peter van de Ven, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, The Netherlands


FRIDAY, 27 AUGUST, AFTERNOON

PARALLEL SESSION 8A

Contributed Macro Papers: Topics in National and Historical Accounting and Productivity

Comparisons

Organizer: Edward Wolff, New York University, New York, USA
E-Mail: Edward.wolff@nyu.edu


Group 1-Macro

Chair: Adam Szirmai, Einhoven Centre for Innovation Studies, Einhoven, Netherlands

1. WITHDRAWN but available from the author at acorem@mecom.gov.ar. Coremberg, Ariel Alberto, Ministerio de Economía Y Produccíon Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina, "TFP Growth in Argentine Economy During the 1990s: Stylized Fact?”
[paper]

2. Carlaw, Kenneth I., University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, “Relating Methods of Calculating TFP to Technological Change: A Simulation Approach to Developing a Theory of TFP”
[paper]

3. Aulin-Ahmavaara, Pirkko and Jukka Jalava, Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland, “Capital and its Productivity in Finland, 1975-2001”
[paper]

4. Harry X. Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong and Angus Maddison, Groningen Growth and Development Centre, Netherlands, “China-US Comparative Productivity Performance in Manufacturing, 1952-2000”
[paper]

5. Arvid, Raknerud, Dag Rønningen and Terje Skjerpen, Statistics Norway, Oslo, Norway, “A Method for Improved Capital Measurement by Combininb Accounts and Firm Investment Data”
[paper]

6. Erumban, Abdul Azeez, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands, “Twenty Ways to Aggregate Capital: Does It Really Matter for a Study of Economic Growth?”
[paper]


Group 2-Macro

Chair: Marcel Timmer, Groningen Growth and Development Centre, Groningen, Netherlands

1. Öller, Lars-Erik and Karl-Gustav Hansson, Statistics Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden, “Revisions of Swedish National Accounts 1980-1998, and an International Comparison”
[paper]

2. Komaki, Yasuyuki, Nihon University College of Economics, Tokyo, Japan, “Uncertainty of GDP Gap in Real Time: The Case of Japan”
[paper]

3. Tsujimura, Kazusuke and Masako Mizoshita, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, “Asset-Liability-Matrix Analysis Derived from the Flow-of-Funds Accounts: the Bank of Japan's Quantitative Monetary Policy Examined”
[paper]

4. Lipsey, Robert E., National Bureau of Economic Research, New York, USA and Birgitta Swedenborg, Center for Business and Policy Studies, Stockholm, Sweden, “What Makes Product Prices Differ Across Countries?”
[paper]

5. Timmer, Marcel, Groningen Growth and Development Centre, Netherlands, “Reconciling Real GDP Measures in International Prices from the Income and Production Side”
[paper]

6. Jacques Bournay, INSEE, Paris, France, “GDP at Basic Price, New Treatment of Government and Other Proposed Changes in the National Accounts”
[paper]

7. Gysting, Christian and Trung Hieu Nguyen, Statistics Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, "Valuation of Assets: Perpetual Inventory Method versus Market Prices"
[paper]

8. WITHDRAWN but available from the author at edobrescu@rdslink.ro Dobrescu, Emilian, Bucharest, Romania, “A Quarterly Macromodel of the Romanian Economy”


PARALLEL SESSION 8B

Contributed Micro Papers: Issues in Income Distribution

Organizer: Edward Wolff, New York University, New York, USA
E-Mail: Edward.wolff@nyu.edu

Group 1 – Micro

Chair: Roberto Zelli, University of Rome, “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy

1. Törmälehto, Veli-Matti, Statistics Finland, Helsinki, Finland "Employee Stock Options and Income Inequality: the Case of Finland 1998-2002".
[paper]

2. Biancotti, Claudia, Giovanni D'Alessio, and Andrea Neri, Bank of Italy, Rome, Italy, “Measurement Errors in the Bank of Italy Survey of Household Income and Wealth”
[paper]

3. Gouskova, Elena, F. Thomas Juster and Frank P. Stafford, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, “Exploring the Changing Nature of U.S. Stock Market Participation, 1994-1999”
[paper]

4. Sutherland, Holly, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK and Panos Tsakloglou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece, “Pension Incomes in the European Union: Policy Reform Strategies in Comparative Perspective”
[paper]

5. Matsaganis, Manos, University of Crete, Cathal O’Donoghue, National University of Ireland, Galway, Manuela Coromaldi, University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Horacio Levy, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Magda Mercader-Prats, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Carlos Farinha Rodrigues, Research Centre on the Portuguese Economy, Stefano Toso, University of Bologna, and Pan Tsakloglou, Athens University of Economics and Business, IZA and IMOP, “Child Poverty and Family Assistance in Southern Europe” Presented by Holly Sutherland, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
[paper]

6. Zelli, Roberto and M.B. Pittau, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, “The Changing Shapes of Italian Income Distribution: Evidence and Interpretation”
[paper]

7. Burkhauser, Richard V. and Dean R. Lillard, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, and DIW, Germany, “Income Inequality and Subsequent Health: A Cross-National Investigation”
[paper]

8. Simon Kelly, NATSEM, Canberra, Australia, “Future Wealth Inequality in an Ageing Population”
[paper]

9. Finkel, Yoel, Yevgeny Artzev and Shlomo Yitzhaki, Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel, “Inequality and the Time-Structure of Family Income in Israel”
[paper]

10. Mattila-Wiro, Päivi, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland, “Changes in the Inequality of Income and the Value of Housework Time in Finland in 1979-2000”
[paper]

11. Chawla, Raj, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada, "Inter-Provincial Wealth Inequality in Canada"
[paper]


Group 2-Micro

Chair: Sharmila Choudhury, Social Security Administration, Washington, DC, USA

1. Ekert-Jaffe, Olivia, INED, Paris, France and Isabelle Terraz, CEREGMIA, Université des Antilles Guyane, Martinique, “Are Public Benefits and Family Complementary in Supporting Unemployed? A Comparison Based on the European Household Panel.”
[paper]

2. Bridges, Benjamin and Sharmila Choudhury, Social Security Administration, Washington, DC USA, “Social Security Benefits as a Source of Retirement Resources for U.S. Near-Retirees”
[paper]

3. Gilboa, Yaakov and Moshe Justman, Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel, “Setting College Admission Criteria: Social Benefits and Costs”
[paper]

4. Podder, Nripesh, University of New South Wales, Sydeny, Australia and Srikanta Chatterjee, Massey University, New Zealand), “Ethnic Economic Disparities in New Zealand 1983-97: Application of a New Method for Analysing Subgroup Inequalities”
[paper]

5. Juana Domínguez-Domínguez, J. Javier Núñez-Velázquez and Juis F. Rivera-Galicia, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain, “Trends in Ineqauality and Poverty in the EU from 1993 to 1998 Using Sets of Different Measures”
[paper]

6. Ann Harding, Rachel Lloyd and Neil Warren, NATSEM, Canberra, Australia, “The Distribution of Taxes and Government Benefits in Australia”
[paper]

7. Palameto, Boris, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada, “Exposure to Low Income Among Immigrants and Visible Minorities in Canada, 1993-2001”
[paper]

8. Élteto, Ödön and Éva Havasi, Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest, Hungary, “Differences in the Structure and Characteristics of the Poor Defined by Various Objective and Subjective Criteria”

9. Giles, Philip, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada, “The Use of Retirement Savings Before Retirement in Canada”
[paper]

10. Liberda, Barbara, Brunon Górecki and Marek Pêczkowski, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland, “Saving from Permanent and Transitory Income: The Case of Polish Households”
[paper]

11. Michael Jäckel and Sabine Wollscheid, Department of Sociology, Trier, Germany, “Time is Money and Money Needs Time: A Secondary Analysis of Time-Budget Data”
[paper]


PARALLEL SESSION 4B (3) CONTINUED

Empirical Issues in the Multi-Dimensional Measurement and Comparisons of Economic Well-Being

Chair: Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Organizers: Thesia Garner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA, Jean-Yves Duclos, Université Laval, Sainte, Foy, Canada and Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
E-Mail: garner_t@bls.gov, Jyves@ecn.ulaval.ca and Lars.Osberg@dal.ca

1. Mayo, Jesús Pérez, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain, “Multi-dimensional Poverty in Spain: Comparing Different Methods”
[paper]

2. Gallo, F., S. Mastrovita and I. Siciliani, ISTAT, Rome, Italy, “To Be and to Feel Poor: A Latent Dimensions Analysis of the Deprivation”
[paper]

3. Cantó, Olga Y., Coral de Rio and Carlos Gradín, Spain, “Inequality, Poverty and Mobility: Choosing Income or Consumption as Welfare Indicators”
[paper]

4. Evans, David, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, Alan Heston, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA and A.J. Tandon, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, “Exploring Health and Human Well-Being”
[paper]

5. Bilger, Marcel, Gabrielle Antille Gaillard, Laboratoire d’economie appliquée, Geneva, Switzerland, Edward Wolff, New York University, New York, USA and Ashgar Zaidi, London School of Economics, London, UK, “Variation of Income Inequality Caused by the Health Care Finance : An Application to the Data from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey in Switzerland in 1998”
[paper]

6. Wolff, Edward N., Levy Economics Institute and New York University, New York, USA, Ajit Zacharias and Asena Caner, Levy Economics Institute, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA, “Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being”
[paper]

Discussants:
Conchita D’Ambrosia. Universitá Bocconi and DIW Berlin, Milan, Italy and Berlin, Germany
Andrew Sharpe, Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Ottawa, Canada
Michael Wolfson, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada


FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, EVENING

BANQUET DINNER HOSTED BY THE IRISH CENTRAL STATISTICAL OFFICE

 

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