29th General Conference, Final Program
29th General Conference, Joensuu, Finland
20 - 26 August 2006

FINAL PROGRAM


Table of Contents

TIME AND DATE
PROGRAM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, AFTERNOON REGISTRATION and COUNCIL MEETING
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, EVENING WELCOME RECEPTION
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, MORNING OPENING REMARKS

SESSION 1: Issues in the Measurement of Wealth
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, AFTERNOON SESSION 2A: Cross-Border Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

SESSION 2B: Improving Estimates from Survey Data

SESSION 2C: New Developments in the Compilation of Supply and Use Tables and Input-Output Tables

SESSION 2D: Aging, Intergenerational Transfers, and the Well-being of the Elderly
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, MORNING SESSION 3: Measurement of Government Output
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, AFTERNOON SESSION 4A: Productivity Measurement: Methodology and International Comparisons

SESSION 4B: Child Poverty

SESSION 4C: Improving Estimates from Survey Data
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, LATE AFTERNOON ICHARD AND NANCY RUGGLES MEMORIAL LECTURE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 FULL DAY EXCURSION
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, MORNING SESSION 5: Ageing and Demographic Change
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, AFTERNOON SESSION 6A: SNA

SESSION 6B: Self-Employment and Inequality

SESSION 6C: Productivity II

SESSION 6D: Earnings Inequality and Well-Being
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, LATE AFTERNOON POSTER PAPER SESSION
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, MORNING SESSION 7A: SNA (2)

SESSION 7B: Measurement of Segregation: New Directions and Results

SESSION 7C: Measurement Issues in Macroeconomics

SESSION 7D: Poverty, Social Exclusion and Economic Well-Being: Developed and Developing Countries
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, AFTERNOON SESSION 8A: SNA (3) -CANCELLED

SESSION 8B: Household Wealth: Distribution and Measurement Issues

SESSION 8C: Issues in Measuring Inequality and Poverty

SESSION 8D: Poverty and the Well-Being of Children
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, EVENING FAREWELL DINNER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26 DEPARTURE OF DELEGATES


SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, AFTERNOON

REGISTRATION, 12:00 to 20:00, Lobby of the CARELIA Building

COUNCIL MEETING, 14:00 to 18:00, Kimmel Hotel, SENAATTORI (1st floor)


SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, EVENING

WELCOME RECEPTION, 18:30 to 20:00, Joensuu Art Museum
The reception will be held at Joensuu Art Museum, address Kirkkokatu 23. Buses will depart from the Kimmel Hotel at 18:15. Return transportation has not been arranged.


MONDAY, AUGUST 21

REGISTRATION, 8:30 to 17:30, Lobby of the CARELIA Building


MONDAY, AUGUST 21, MORNING
Buses will leave Kimmel Hotel to the University of Joensuu at 8:20, 8:30 and 8:40.

OPENING REMARKS, 9:00 to 9:20, CARELIA Building, Meeting Room Carelia Hall C1
Speakers: Heli Jeskanen-Sundstrom, Director General, Statistics Finland and Liv Hobbelstad Simpson, IARIW Chair and Statistics Norway

PLENARY SESSION 1, 9:20 to 12:30 (with a coffee break from 10:30 to 11:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting Room Carelia Hall C1

Issues in the Measurement of Wealth

Chair: Eeva Hamunen, Statistics Finland, Helsinki, Finland

Organizers: Eeva Hamunen, Statistics Finland, Helsinki, Finland, and Markus Jäntti, Ĺbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

1. Janine Aron, Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, John Muellbauer, Nuffield College, Oxford University, and Johan Prinsloo, Research Department, South African Reserve Bank, “Towards Official Balance Sheet Estimates for South Africa’s Household Sector
[abstract] [Discussion]

2. Sami Niemeläinen, Taru Sandström, Markku Säylä, and Veli-Matti Törmälehto, Statistics Finland, “Housing Wealth in Finland
[abstract]

3. Eva Sierminska, Luxembourg Wealth Study, Andrea Brandolini, Bank of Italy, and Timothy Smeeding, Syracuse University and Luxembourg Income Study, “Comparing Wealth Distribution Across Rich Countries: First Results From The Luxembourg Wealth Study
[abstract]

4. Rochelle Antoniewicz, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, United States, Riccardo Bonci, Andrea Generale, Grazia Marchese, and Andrea Neri, Banca d’Italia, Karen Maser and Patrick O’Hagan, Statistics Canada, “Household Wealth: Comparing Micro and Macro Data in Canada, Italy and the United States
[abstract]

5. James B. Davies, University of Western Ontario, Canada, Susanna Sandström and Anthony F. Shorrocks, WIDER-UNU, Finland, and Edward N. Wolff, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and New York University, “Estimating the World Distribution of Household Wealth
[abstract]

Discussants:
Anne Harrison, United Kingdom
Markus Jäntti, Finland


MONDAY, AUGUST 21, LUNCH, 12:30 to 14:00
Lunch will be served in the CARELIA Dining Hall.

MEETING OF THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE REVIEW OF INCOME AND WEALTH, 12:30 to 14:00, AURORA Resturant (AURORA Building)


MONDAY, AUGUST 21, AFTERNOON

PARALLEL SESSION 2A, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting Room Carelia Hall C1

Cross-Border Trade and Foreign Direct Investment

Chair: Steve Landefeld, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Washington, DC, USA

Organizers: Steve Landefeld and Cindy Vojtech, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Washington, DC, USA

1. Xiaoyue Liu, NBS (China), “Foreign Direct Investment in China and its Impact on Chinese Trade Flows
[abstract]

2. Robert Lipsey, National Bureau of Economic Research, US, “Measuring Foreign Direct Investment
[abstract] [Discussion]

3. Ralph Kozlow, US Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Proposed Changes in International Standards for Measuring Foreign Direct Investment
[abstract]

4. Mieke Berends-Ballast and Jan van Laanen, Statistics Netherlands, “World Trade and World Production: Real Figures?
[abstract] [Discussion]

Discussants:
Derek Blades, ex-OECD
Karen Wilson, Statistics Canada


PARALLEL SESSION 2B, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), AGORA building, Meeting room H1

Improving Estimates from Survey Data

Chair: Holly Sutherland, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

Organizers: Stephen Jenkins, University of Essex, Colchester, UK, and Holly Sutherland, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

1. Paolo Consolini, Marco Di Marco, Roberta Ricci, and Silvano Vitaletti, ISTAT (Italian National Statistical Institute), “Administrative and Survey Microdata on Self-Employment: the Italian Experience with the EU-SILC Project
[abstract]

2. Marjo Pyy-Martikainen, Statistics Finland and Leif Nordberg, Ĺbo Akademi University, “Survey Nonresponse, Attrition and Unemployment Duration
[abstract]

3. Melanie Grosse and Stephan Klasen, University of Göttingen, Julius Spatz, Kiel Institute for World Economics, “Creating National Poverty Profiles and Growth Incidence Curves with Incomplete Income or Consumption Expenditure Data: An Application to Bolivia
[abstract]

4. Ludovico Carraro, Oxford Policy Management, UK, Lilian Galer and Ala Negruta, Bureau for National Statistics, Moldova, “Improving Inequality and Poverty Estimates in the Moldovan Household Budget Survey
[abstract]

5. Annette Jäckle, University of Essex, “Measurement Error in the Dating of Income Receipt: Reducing Bias in Duration Models through Dependent Interviewing
[abstract]

6. Arthur B. Kennickell, US Federal Reserve Board, “Who’s Asking? Interviewers, Their Incentives, and Data Quality in Field Surveys
[abstract]

Discussants:
Brian Bucks, US Federal Reserve Board
Markus Jäntti, Abo Akademi University, Finland
Patricia Ruggles, National Academy of Sciences, US


SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 2C, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting room C2

New Developments in the Compilation of Supply and Use Tables and Input-Output Tables

Chair: Liv Hobbelstad Simpson, Statistics Norway, Oslo, Norway

Organizer: Liv Hobbelstad Simpson, Statistics Norway, Oslo, Norway

1. Sanjiv Mahajan, ONS, UK, “Development, Compilation and Use of Input-Output Supply and Use Tables in the UK
[abstract]

2. Michel Braibant, INSEE, France, “Compiling Input-Output Tables in France since 1950
[abstract]

3. Todor Todorov and Julia Kirilova, National Statistics Institute of Bulgaria, “Compilation of Supply and Use Tables and Input-Output Tables in Bulgaria
[abstract][Discussion]

4. Liv Hobbelstad Simpson, and Haavard Sjoeli, Statistics Norway and Lizzie Chikoti, NSO, Malawi, “Experience from Africa, developing Supply and Use Tables integrated with the Annual National Accounts
[abstract][Discussion]

5. Mária Forgon and Csák Ligeti, Hungarian Statistical Office, “Experience with the Compilation of Supply and Use Tables at Constant Prices in Hungary
[abstract]

6. Jiemin Guo and Mark A. Planting, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Washington DC, USA, “Integrating U.S. Input-Output Tables with SNA: Valuations and Extensions
[abstract]

7. Thjis ten Raa, Tilburg University, and Bent Thage, Denmark Statistics, “Streamlining the SNA 1993 chapter on Supply and use tables and input-output
[abstract]

8. Nadim Ahmad and Norihiko Yamano, OECD, “The OECD's Input-Output Database: 2006 Edition
[abstract][Paper with Annex Tables]

Discussants:
Anna Ansmits, Canada
Ann-Marie Braathen, Statistics Sweden
Paul Konjin, Eurostat
Knut O. Soerensen, Statistics Norway


SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 2D, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), AGORA Building, Meeting room H30

Aging, Intergenerational Transfers, and the Well-being of the Elderly

Chair: Peter van de Ven, Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, Netherlands

1. Asghar Zaidi, CASE, London School of Economics and Political Science and DIW Berlin, and Björn Gustafsson, Göteborg University and IZA Bonn, “Work History, Retirement Choices and Incomes in Old Age: a Case Study of Sweden
[abstract]

2. Raj K. Chawla, Statistics Canada, “Change in Expenditure Patterns of Older Households in Canada, 1982-2003
[abstract]

3. Paula C. Albuquerque, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, “The Elderly and the Extended Household in Portugal: An Age-period-cohort Analysis
[abstract] [Discussion]

4. Michael Wolfson and Geoff Rowe, Statistics Canada, “Aging and Inter-Generational Fairness - A Canadian Analysis
[abstract] [Discussion]

5. Gordon Anderson and Teng Wah Leo, University of Toronto, “Intergenerational Educational Attainment Mobility and Family Structure.
[abstract]

6. András Gábos, Róbert Iván Gál, and Gábor Kézdi, TÁRKI Social Research Centre, Hungary, “Fertility Effects of Pensions and Family Benefits: Test on Hungarian Data
[abstract]

Discussants:
Peter Saunders, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
Joseph Marchand, Syracuse University, US
Elsa Fontainha, ISEG – Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal


MONDAY, AUGUST 21, EVENING

DINNER, 19:00 to 20:00, Kimmel Hotel

SAUNA EVENING (optional, reservation required), 19:30 to 23:00


TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

REGISTRATION, 8:30 to 18:30, Lobby of the CARELIA Building


TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, MORNING
Buses will leave Kimmel Hotel to the University of Joensuu at 8:20, 8:30 and 8:40.

PLENARY SESSION 3, 9:00 to 12:30 (with a coffee break from 10:30 to 11:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting Room Carelia Hall C1

Measurement of Government Output

Chair: David Caplan, Office for National Statistics, London, UK

Organizers: David Caplan, Office for National Statistics, London, UK, and Tim Smeeding, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

1. Robin Lynch, Office for National Statistics, UK, “Measuring Non-Market Output in the National Accounts
[abstract] [Discussion]

2. Daniela Collesi, Massimo Anzalone, Michele Marotta, Daniela Versace, Silvia Zannoni, ISTAT, Italy, “Improving the Measurement of Government Output in Italy
[abstract] [Discussion]

3. Jim Ebdon, Office for National Statistics, UK, “A Framework for Quality Adjustment Across UK Public Services
[abstract] [Discussion]

4. Michael S. Christian, Bruce E. Baker, Barbara M. Fraumeni, Alyssa E. Holdren, and Matthew P. Williams, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Measurement of Government Output in Education and Health: Alternative Approaches
[abstract]

5. Diane Dawson, Hugh Gravelle, Mary O’Mahony, Andrew Street, Martin Weale, Adriana Castelli, Rowena Jacobs, Steve Martin, Philip Stevens, Lucy Stokes, Centre for Health Economics & National Institute for Economic and Social Research, United Kingdom, “Developing New Approaches to Measuring NHS Outputs and Productivity
[abstract]

6. Paul Konijn, Peeter Leetmaa, and Silke Stapel, Eurostat, “International Comparisons of Non-market Services -- How to Improve
[abstract]

Discussants:
Sir Tony Atkinson, University of Oxford
Ann Lisbet Brathaug, Statistics Norway
Daniella Collesi, ISTAT, Italy
Jim Ebdon, Office for National Statistics, UK
Barbara Fraumeni, University of Southern Maine
Alain Gallais, OECD
Peter van de Ven, Statistics Netherlands


TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, LUNCH, 12:30 to 14:00
Lunch will be served in the CARELIA Dining Hall.


TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, AFTERNOON

PARALLEL SESSION 4A, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting Room Carelia Hall C1

Productivity Measurement: Methodology and International Comparisons

Chair: Bart van Ark, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Organizer: Bart van Ark, University of Groningen, Netherlands

1. Guido Schwerdt, European University Institute, and Jarkko Turunen, European Central Bank, “Growth In Euro Area Labour Quality”
[abstract]

2. Anita Wölfl, Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales, and Dana Hajkova, Monetary Policy and Strategy Division, Czech National Bank, Prague, “Measuring Multifactor Productivity Growth
[abstract]

3. Susan G. Powers and Robert E. Yuskavage, US Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Productivity Measurement in a Decentralized Statistical System: Challenges and Opportunities
[abstract]

4. Mary O’Mahony, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London, and Marcel P. Timmer, University of Groningen, Netherlands, “Productivity Measurement, National Accounts Data and the System of National Accounts: Lessons from the EUKLEMS-project
[abstract]

5. Kirsten Bonde, Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, and Henrik Sejerbo Sřrensen, Statistics Denmark, “Taxes and the Rate of Return in User Cost Expressions: Analysis of different approaches’ implications for productivity measures
[abstract][Discussion]

6. Robert C. Feenstra, University of California-Davis and NBER, Marshall B. Reinsdorf, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Matthew J. Slaughter, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and NBER, and Michael Harper, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Effects of Terms of Trade Gains and Tariff Changes on the Measurement of U.S. Productivity Growth
[abstract][Discussion]

Discussants:
Alice Nakamura, University of Alberta, Canada
Andrew Sharpe, IARIW and Centre for the Study of Living Standards
Barbara Fraumeni, University of Southern Maine


PARALLEL SESSION 4B, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting room C2

Child Poverty

Chair: Miles Corak, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Organizer: Miles Corak, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Canada

1. Cristina Freguja and Isabella Siciliani, ISTAT (Italian National Statistical Institute), “Poverty and Deprivation of Italian Children: Evidence from the EU-SILC Survey”
[abstract]

2. Anne-Catherine Guio, Institut Wallon de la Prospective et de la Statistique, Belgium and Jean-Marc Museux, Eurostat, “The Situation of Children in the EU: Comparison Between Income Poverty and Material Deprivation Approaches”
[abstract]

3. John Cockburn, Université Laval, Canada, Anyck Dauphin, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada and Mohammad A. Razzaque, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, “Child Poverty and Intrahousehold Allocation: Analysis of a Bangladeshi Household Survey With Individual Consumption Data
[abstract]

4. Leonardo Menchini, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, and Gerry Redmond, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre and University of New South Wales, “Child Consumption Poverty in South Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States”
[abstract]

5. Ann Harding, Anne Daly, Robert Tanton, Justine McNamara, and Mandy Yap, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), University of Canberra, “Poverty and Disadvantage Among Australian Children: a Spatial Perspective”
[abstract]

Discussants:
John Micklewright, University of Southampton
Miles Corak, Statistics Canada


SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 4C, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), AGORA Building, Meeting room H30

Improving Estimates from Survey Data

Chair: Stephen Jenkins, University of Essex, Colchester, UK

1. Kurt Bauman, U.S. Census Bureau, Adam Carle, University of North Florida and Kathleen Short, U.S. Census Bureau, “Assessing the Adult Well-Being Topical Module in the Survey of Income and Program Participation
[abstract] [Discussion]

2. Annie Abello, Sharyn Lymer, Laurie Brown, Ben Phillips and Ann Harding, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), Canberra, “Enhancing the Australian National Health Survey Data for Use in a Microsimulation Model
[abstract]

3. Joachim R. Frick, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn, and Markus M. Grabka, DIW Berlin, “Item-non-response and Imputation of Labor Income in Panel Surveys: A Cross-National Comparison
[abstract][Discussion]

4. Denise Hawkes Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), and Ian Plewis, Institute of Education, University of London, “Missing Income Data in the Millennium Cohort Study: Evidence from the First Two Sweeps
[abstract] [Discussion]

5. Bob McColl and Leon Pietsch, Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Peter Saunders, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, “The Sensitivity of Income Distribution Measures to Changes in Survey Collection Tools and Estimation Techniques in Australia
[abstract] [Discussion]

6. Nicholas Biddle, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, and Boyd Hamilton Hunter, The Australian National University, “The Importance of Cutting Corners: Estimating Robust Estimates for Grouped Income Data”
[abstract]

Discussants:
Joachim R. Frick, DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn
Kathleen Short, U.S. Census Bureau
Ian Plewis, Institute of Education, University of London
Nicholas Biddle, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
Annie Abello, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)
Peter Saunders, Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales


TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, LATE AFTERNOON, 17:30 to 18:30, CARELIA Building, Meeting Room Carelia Hall C1

RICHARD AND NANCY RUGGLES MEMORIAL LECTURE

Chair and Host: Tim Smeeding, Immediate Past Chair of Council

“A Longer Run View of the Earnings Distribution”

Honoured Guest Speaker – Sir Anthony Atkinson, Warden, Nuffield College, Oxford University, United Kingdom


TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, EVENING

DINNER, 19:00 to 20:00, Kimmel Hotel

MEMBERS' MEETING, 20:00, Kimmel Hotel


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23 – FULL DAY EXCURSION

Day Trip to Koli, 8:30 to 17:30


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, EVENING

DINNER, 19:00-20:00, Kimmel Hotel


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
REGISTRATION, 8:30 to 18:30, Lobby of the CARELIA Building


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, MORNING
Buses will leave Kimmel Hotel to the University of Joensuu at 8:20, 8:30 and 8:40.

PLENARY SESSION 5, 9:00 to 12:30 (with a coffee break from 10:30 to 11:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting Room Carelia Hall C1

Ageing and Demographic Change

Chair: Thesia Garner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA

Organizers: Thesia Garner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, DC, USA, and Peter van de Ven, Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg, Netherlands

1. Alex Hellenthal and Paula van der Brug, Statistics Netherlands, “Ageing and Pension Rights
[abstract]

2. Barbara Liberda, Warsaw University, Poland, “Intergenerational Equilibrium of Pension Systems and other Social Transfers
[abstract]

3. Elsa Fontainha, ISEG – Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, “The Work-to-Retirement Transition Effects on Economic Well-Being of Individuals and Intergenerational Households: An International Comparison Based on Household Panel and Time Use Data
[abstract]

4. Stijn Lefebure, Joris Mangeleer and Karel Van den Bosch, Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium, “Elderly Prosperity and Homeownership in the European Union: New Evidence From the Share Data
[abstract][Discussion]

5. Joseph T. Marchand, Syracuse University, US, “The Evolution of Private Pensions, the Effects of Aging, and the Variance in Assets
[abstract]

6. Qin Gao, Fordham University, US and Fuhua Zhai, Columbia University, US, "Demographic Changes and Household Income in Urban China"
[abstract]

Discussants:
Therkild Therkildsen, Statistics Denmark
Andrew S. Harvey, St. Mary's University, Canada
Bjorn Gustafsson, University of Goteborg, Sweden
Ed Wolff, NYU


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, LUNCH, 12:30 to 14:00
Lunch will be served in the CARELIA Dining Hall.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, AFTERNOON

PARALLEL SESSION 6A, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting Room Carelia Hall C1

SNA (1)

Chair: Carol Carson, USA

Co-Organizers: Michael Ward and Carol Carson

1. Anne Harrison, United Kingdom, “Updating the 1993 SNA
[abstract][PowerPoint][Discussion]

2. Youri Ivanov, Russia, “What is in the Update for Russia and CIS region
[abstract]

3. Ramesh Kolli, India, “Impact of SNA 1993 on India's National Accounting System and Potential Implications of the Revised SNA
[abstract] [Discussion]

4. Omar Hakouz, Jordan, “What is in the Update for the Arab World Region
[abstract]

5. Xu Xianchun, China, “Recent Progress in China on the SNA and Challenges for the New Revision
[abstract] [Discussion]

Discussants:
Keith Blackburn, Australia
Steve Landefeld, USA
Bent Thage, Denmark
Andre Vanoli, France


PARALLEL SESSION 6B, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), AGORA Building, Meeting Room H1

Self-Employment and Inequality

Chair: Peter Saunders, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Organizers: Peter Saunders, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and Harry Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

1. Ron Durst, Carol A. Jones, Robert Green and Tim Parker, Economic Research Service, USDA, “Farm Operator Household Self-Employment: Moving Beyond Money Income Measures to Assess Level and Inequality in Economic Well-Being
[abstract]

2. Brian Bucks and Kevin Moore, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, USA, “Measuring the Role of Self-Employment in Income and Wealth Inequality
[abstract]

3. Alparslan Basaran, Ahmet Burçin Yereli, and Necmiddin Bagdadioglu, Hacettepe University, Turkey, “Self-Employment and Relative Poverty in Turkey
[abstract] [Discussion]

4. Dennis H. Sullivan, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, and Timothy M. Smeeding, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA and Luxembourg Income Study, “Self-Employment and the Income Distribution: Have Globalization and European Integration caused Convergence?
[abstract]

5. Roberto Torrini, Bank of Italy, “Self-Employment Incidence, Overall Income Inequality and Wage Compression
[abstract]

Discussants:
Thesia Garner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US
Asghar Zaidi, CASE, London School of Economics and Political Science and DIW Berlin
Bjorn Gustafsson, Göteborg University and IZA Bonn


SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 6C, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting Room C2

Productivity II

Chair: Harry Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

1. Cecilia Kwok Ying Lam, “Estimating Cross-country Technical Efficiency, Economic Performance and Institutions – A Stochastic Production Frontier Approach
[abstract] [Discussion]

2. Harry X. Wu and Xinpeng Xu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, “How Productive is Chinese Industry?
[abstract] [Discussion]

3. Carlo Milana, ISAE, Italy, “Measurement Problems with Non-Invariant Economic Index Numbers of Outputs, Inputs, and Productivity: The Case of Italy
[abstract]

4. Ariel Coremberg, ECLAC Buenos Aires Cosultant; PHD in Economics La Plata National University, Argentina, “On Tyranny of Numbers: Causes of Labor Productivity in Argentina, 1993-2004
[abstract]

5. Hideyuki Kamiryo, Hiroshima Shudo University, “Productivity Comparisons by Country: the Government Sector versus the Private Sector
[abstract] [Discussion]

Discussants:
Marcel Timmer, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Harry Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University


SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 6D, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), AGORA Building, Meeting Room H30

Earnings Inequality and Well-Being

Chair: Tim Smeeding, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA

1. Edward N. Wolff, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and New York University, and Ajit Zacharias, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, “Class Structure and Household Economic Well-Being
[abstract] [Discussion]

2. Irina Gerasimova, The Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, “Income Inequality Across the Regions of the Russian Federation, 1995-2003
[abstract]

3. Irwin Garfinkel, Columbia University, US, Lee Rainwater, Harvard University, and Timothy M. Smeeding, Syracuse University and Luxembourg Income Study, “Welfare State Expenditures and the Redistribution of Well-being: Children, Elders, and Others in Comparative Perspective
[abstract]

4. Carlos Gradín, Coral del Río, and Olga Cantó, Universidade de Vigo, Spain, “The Measurement of Gender Wage Discrimination: The Distributional Approach Revisited
[abstract] [Discussion]

5. Michael V. Leonesio and Linda Del Bene, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics/ US Social Security Administration, “The Evolution of Lifetime Earnings Patterns in the U.S.: Evidence from Social Security Longitudinal Earnings Records
[abstract] [Discussion]

Discussants:
Stephen Jenkins, University of Essex, Colchester, UK
Stephan Klasen, University of Göttingen, Germany


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, LATE AFTERNOON

POSTER PAPER SESSION, 17:30 to 18:30, Lobby of the CARELIA Building

1. Claudia Biancotti, Leandro D'Aurizio and Raffaele Tartaglia-Polcini, Bank of Italy, “A Neural Network Architecture for Data Editing in the Bank of Italy's Business Surveys
[abstract]

2. Ngina S. Chiteji, Skidmore College, US, “Wealth and the Extended Family: Evidence from the 2002 Child Development Supplement (CDS) and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
[abstract]

3. Laura Ehrlich, Tartu University, Estonia, and Gustavo Javier Canavire Bacarreza, Economic and Social Policy Analysis Unit at the Government of Bolivia (UDAPE), “The Impact of Migration on Foreign Trade: A Developing Country Approach
[abstract]

4. Melanie Grosse, Ken Harttgen and Stephan Klasen, Germany, “Measuring Pro-poor Growth in Non-income Indicators
[abstract]

5. Yusuf Siddiqi and Meir Salem, Statistics Canada, “A Social Accounting Matrix for Canada
[abstract]

6. Helen S. Tice, Johns Hopkins University, US, “Using NPI Satellite Accounts: What Can We Learn?
[abstract]

7. Thjis ten Raa, Tilburg University, Netherlands, “The Theory of Benchmarking and the Measurement of Industrial Organization
[abstract]

8. Kazusuke Tsujimura, Director of Keio Economic Observatory, Professor of Economics Keio University, and Masako Tsujimura, Keio Economic Observatory, Keio University, “A Comparative Flow-of-Funds Study of the OECD Countries: Saving-Investment Balance Revisited
[abstract]

9. Harry X. Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, “The Chinese GDP Growth Rate Puzzle: How Fast Has The Chinese Economy Grown?
[abstract]


THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, EVENING

DINNER, 19:00 to 20:00, Kimmel Hotel

COUNCIL MEETING, 20:00, Kimmel Hotel, SENAATTORI (1st floor)


FIRDAY, AUGUST 25
REGISTRATION, 8:30 to 17:00, Lobby of the CARELIA Building


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, MORNING
Buses will leave Kimmel Hotel to the University of Joensuu at 8:20, 8:30 and 8:40.

PARALLEL SESSION 7A, 9:00 to 12:30 (with a coffee break from 10:30 to 11:00), CARELIA Building, Carelia Hall Meeting Room C1

SNA (2)

Chair: Michael Ward, Cambridge, UK

Co-Organizers: Michael Ward and Carol Carson

1. Lauren Dong, Patrick O’Hagan, Joe Wilkinson and Karen Wilson, Canada, “The Pension System in Canada
[abstract]

2. Albert Braakmann, Germany, “Experiences in Europe in Updating the SNA: Implementing Selected Recommendations for General Government
[abstract] [Discussion]

3. Jacques Bournay, France, "A New Presentation of the National Accounts"
[abstract] [Discussion]

4. Derek Blades, France, “Common Uses of National Accounts for Economic Policy and Some Implications for the next SNA
[abstract] [Discussion]

5. Bart van Ark, University of Groningen, Netherlands and Gerard Ypma, “Employment and Hours in National Accounts; A Producer's View on Methods and a User's View on Applicability
[abstract]

6. Andre Vanoli, France, “Accounting for Military Activities in Peace and War: Is War a Process of Economic Production?
[Discussion]

7. Itsuo Sakuma, School of Economics, Senshu University, Japan, “A Graph-Theoretical Approach to the Axiomatisation of National Accounting
[abstract] [Discussion]

Discussants:
Derek Blades, ex-OECD
Philippe Stauffer, Switzerland
Ian Bobbin, Australia
Helen Tice, USA

Background Paper:
Alessandro Faramondi, Flavio Foschi, Augusto Puggioni, Istat - Italian National Institute of Statistics, Italy, “The use of business census-like data in 2005 National Accounts major revision


PARALLEL SESSION 7B, 9:00 to 12:30 (with a coffee break from 10:30 to 11:00), AGORA Building, Meeting Room H1

Measurement of Segregation: New Directions and Results

Chair: Yves Fluckiger, University of Geneva

Organizers: Yves Fluckiger, University of Geneva

1. Conchita D'Ambrosio, Universitŕ di Milano-Bicocca and DIW Berlin, Walter Bossert, Département de sciences économiques and CIREQ, Université de Montréal, and Eliana La Ferrara, Universitŕ Bocconi and IGIER, “A Generalized Index of Fractionalization
[abstract]

2. Sean F. Reardon, Stanford University, David O’Sullivan, University of Auckland, Glenn Firebaugh and Stephen Matthews, Pennsylvania State University, “A New Approach to Measuring Socio-Spatial Economic Segregation
[abstract][Discussion]

3. Stephen P. Jenkins, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, John Micklewright and Sylke V. Schnepf, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI) and School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton, “Social Segregation in Schools: An International Comparison”
[abstract][Discussion]

Discussants:
Yves Flückiger, University of Geneva
Carlos Gradin, University of Vigo


SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 7C, 9:00 to 12:30 (with a coffee break from 10:30 to 11:00), AGORA Building, Meeting Room H30

Measurement Issues in Macroeconomics

Chair: Jacques Magniez, INSEE, Paris, France

1. Gilbert Cette, Banque de France et Universite de la Mediterranee, Yusuf Kocoglu, Universite de la Mediterranee and Jacques Mairesse, CREST, “A Comparison of Labour Productivity Growth in France, the United Kingdom and the United States Over the Past Century
[abstract][Original French Version]

2. Jukka Jalava, Pellervo Economic Research Institute, and Ilja Kristian Kavonius, European Central Bank, “Durable Goods and Household Saving Ratios in the Euro Area
[abstract]

3. Marija Gojevic, Central Bureau of Statistics, Republic of Croatia, Jukka Jalava, Pellervo Economic Research Institute, Ivo Šutalo, Central Bureau of Statistics, Republic of Croatia, and Markku Suur-Kujala, Statistics Finland, “Flows and Stocks of Fixed Residential Capital: the Croatian Experience
[abstract] [Discussion]

4. Pirkko Aulin-Ahmavaara, Helsinki School of Economics and Statistics Finland, Perttu Pakarinen, Statistics Finland, “Industry Level and Aggregate Measures of Productivity Growth with Explicit Treatment of Taxes on Products
[abstract] [Discussion]

5. Matthew Powell, Office for National Statistics, UK, “Sales Prices, Replacement Prices and Trade Margins - Tracing Price Changes Through the UK Retail Sector
[abstract][Discussion]

Discussants:
Jacques Magniez, INSEE, Paris, France
Mary O’Mahony, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London
Marshall B. Reinsdorf, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Marcel P. Timmer, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Anita Wölfl, Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales


SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 7D, 9:00 to 12:30 (with a coffee break from 10:30 to 11:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting Room C2

Poverty, Social Exclusion and Economic Well-Being: Developed and Developing Countries

Chair: Andrew Sharpe, IARIW and Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Ottawa, Canada

1. Edward N. Wolff, New York University, Ajit Zacharias and Hyunsub Kum, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, “Government Expenditures and the Economic Well-Being of the Elderly in the United States, 1989-2001
[abstract]

2. Dennis H. Sullivan, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, and Andrea L. Ziegert, Denison University, Granville, Ohio, USA, “Why Do Hispanic Men Have Such Low Earnings? Education? English? Enclaves?
[abstract]

3. Sylvie Michaud and Preston Poon, Statistics Canada, “Low Income Measurement; What Do Different Measures Tell Us
[abstract]

4. Mattia Makovec, Universitŕ Bocconi, Milan and European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna, “Poverty Entry and Exit During Old-Age: Comparative Evidence from the European Community Household Panel
[abstract]

5. Panos Tsakloglou, Athens University of Economics and Business, LSE, IZA and IMOP, and Fotis Papadopoulos, Athens University of Economics and Business, “Social Exclusion, Long Term Poverty and Social Transfers in the European Union: Evidence from the ECHP
[abstract]

Discussants:
Alice Nakamura, University of Alberta, Canada
Peter Saunders, University of New South Wales, Australia
Andrew Sharpe, IARIW and Centre for the Study of Living Standards


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, LUNCH, 12:30 to 14:00
Lunch will be served in the CARELIA Dining Hall.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, AFTERNOON

SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 8A, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), CARELIA Building, Carelia Hall Meeting Room C1

SNA (3) - CANCELLED

Chair: Ian Bobbin, Australia Bureau of Statistics, Canberra, Australia


SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 8B, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), CARELIA Building, Meeting Room C2

Household Wealth: Distribution and Measurement Issues

Chair: Andrea Brandolini, Banca d'Italia, Rome, Italy

1. Diane Ramsay, Statistics New Zealand, “The Measurement of Net Worth in New Zealand
[abstract] [Discussion]

2. Eva Sierminska, Luxembourg Wealth Study, and Yelena F. Takhtamanova, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, “Wealth Effects Out of Financial and Housing Wealth: Cross Country and Cross Socio-Demographic Group Comparisons
[abstract]

3. Elin Halvorsen and Thor O. Thoresen, Statistics Norway, “The Relationship Between Altruism and Equal Division: Evidence from Inter Vivos Transfer Behavior
[abstract] [Discussion]

4. Carlo Mazzaferro and Stefano Toso, University of Bologna, Italy, “The Effects of Social Security on the Distribution of Wealth in Italy
[abstract] [Discussion]

Discussants:
Arthur Kennickell, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, US
Barry Johnson, Internal Revenue Service, US
Panos Tsakloglou, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece


SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 8C, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), AGORA Building, Meeting Room H30

Issues in Measuring Inequality and Poverty

Chair: Patricia Ruggles, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, USA

1. Dipankor Coondoo and Amita Majumder, Indian Statistical Institute, Geoffrey Lancaster and Ranjan Ray, University of Tasmania, “Alternative Approaches to Measuring Temporal Changes in Poverty with Application to India”
[abstract]

2. István György Tóth, TÁRKI Social Research Institute, Budapest, Hungary, “Tolerance for Inequalities in Measured and Perceived Income Distribution: Tunnel Effect, Reference Group Shifts and Skill Biased Transition in Hungary, 1987-2005
[abstract]

3. Michael Ward, United Kingdom, “Multiple Statistical Approaches to Multi-Dimensional Issues: the Examples of Poverty and Inequality”
[abstract]

4. Stanislaw Maciej Kot, Gdansk Technical University, Poland, “The Concept of the Stochastic Equivalence Scales: the Theory and Applications.
[abstract] [Discussion]

5. Magne Mogstad and Rolf Aaberge, Statistics Norway, “Restricted Interpersonal Comparability and Measurement of Income Inequality
[abstract]

Discussants:
Patricia Ruggles, National Academy of Sciences, USA
Michael Ward, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Michael Wolfson, Statistics Canada


SUBMITTED PAPERS SESSION 8D, 14:00 to 17:30 (with a coffee break from 15:30 to 16:00), AGORA Building, Meeting Room H1

Poverty and the Well-Being of Children

Chair: Stephan Klasen, University of Göttingen

1. Wen-Hao Chen, Family and Labour Studies, Statistics Canada, Miles Corak, Family and Labour Studies, Statistics Canada and IZA, “Child Poverty and Changes in Child Poverty
[abstract]

2. Mattia Makovec, Bocconi University, Milan and European Centre for Social Welfare Policy Research, Vienna, Cathal O’Donoghue, National University of Ireland, Galway, and Stefano Toso, University of Bologna, “Child Poverty in Europe: Methodological and Policy Issues
[abstract]

3. Constantinos Kallis and Ian Plewis, Institute of Education, University of London, “Do Household Income-Related Changes Affect Educational and Behaviour Outcomes in Childhood and Adulthood?
[abstract]

4. Ödön Éltető and Éva Havasi, Hungarian Central Statistical Office, “Recent Characteristics of Child Poverty in Hungary and Changes in them in the Last Decade
[abstract]

5. Miles Corak, Statistics Canada, Holly Sutherland, University of Essex, and Christine Lietz, University of Cambridge, “The Impact of Tax and Transfer Systems on Children in the European Union
[abstract]

6. Taryn Ann Galloway, Research Department, Statistics Norway, Björn Gustafsson, University of Göteborg and IZA, Bonn, Peder J. Pedersen, University of Aarhus, National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen and IZA Bonn and Torun Österberg, Department of Social Work, Göteborg University, “The Incidence and Dynamics of Immigrant Child Poverty in Scandinavia: a Panel Study of Norway, Sweden and Denmark
[abstract]

Discussants:
Timothy Smeeding, Syracuse University
Kathleen Short, U.S. Census Bureau
Conchita d'Ambrosio, Universitŕ di Milano-Bicocca


FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, EVENING

FAREWELL DINNER, 19:30, Huhmari Holiday Village


SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

DEPARTURE OF DELEGATES


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