30th General Conference, Program
30th General Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia
August 24–30, 2008

FINAL PROGRAM (as of August 15, 2008)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, AFTERNOON

Registration and IARIW Council Meeting


SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, EVENING

Welcome Reception


MONDAY, AUGUST 25, MORNING

Opening Remarks

Plenary Session 1: Measuring and Monitoring Economic Well-being in Times of Rapid Change
Session Organizers: Stephen Jenkins (University of Essex, United Kingdom) and John Micklewright (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)
Session Chairs: Stephen Jenkins (University of Essex, United Kingdom) and John Micklewright (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)

1. Paul Hare and Alexander Naumov (Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom), “A Study of Changing Income Distribution in Kazakhstan Using a New Social Accounting Matrix and Household Survey Data” [abstract]

2. Astrid Mathiassen (Statistics Norway), “The Predictive Ability of Poverty Models: Empirical Evidence from Uganda” [abstract]

3. Cathy Honge Gong and Xin Meng (Australian National University, Australia), “Regional Price Differences in Urban China 1986-2001: Estimation and Implication”[abstract]

4. Ruslan Yemtsov (World Bank), “Through the Looking-Glass: What is Behind Official Data on Inequality in Russia Over 1992-2003?” [abstract]

5. Tine Stanovnik and Miroslav Verbic (Institute for Economic Research, Slovenia), “Changes in the Earnings Distribution in Slovenia During Rapid Growth, 1993-2005” [abstract]

6. Peter Sanfey (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, United Kingdom) and Utku Teksoz (Credit Suisse, United Kingdom), “Life in Transition: Are People Happier After a Decade and a Half?” [abstract]

Discussants: Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada), Steven Stillman (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, New Zealand), Bob Gregory (Australian National University, Australia)

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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, AFTERNOON

Parallel Session 2A: Pension Issues in Ageing Societies
Session Organizers: Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States) and Asghar Zaidi (Social Policy Division, OECD)
Session Chair: Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)

1. Didier Blanchet and Sylvie Le Minez (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, France), “Assessing Implicit Pension Liabilities for the French Pension System: a Micro-Founded Approach” [abstract]

2. Albert Braakmann, Jens Grütz and Thorsten Haug (Statistiches Bundesammt, Germany), “Civil servant pensions in National Accounts – Methodology and preliminary results” [abstract]

3. Igor Dzambo, Wiet Koren and Joram Vuik (Statistics Netherlands), “Composition of Expected Income of Future Pensioners in the Netherlands” [abstract]

4. Reimund Mink, Marta Rodríguez (European Central Bank), Eduardo Barredo and John Verrinder (Eurostat), “Reflecting Pensions in National Accounts – Work of the Eurostat/ECB Task Force” [abstract]

5. Michel Palardy and Catherine Van Rompaey (Statistics Canada), “A Micro-Based Measurement Framework for Canadian Pensions” [abstract]

6. Giang Thanh Long and Wade D. Pfau (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan), “Demographic Changes and the Pension Scheme Finances in Vietnam: a Long-Term Stochastic Actuarial Assessment” [abstract]

Discussants: Stijn Lefebure (Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, Belgium), Anne Harrison (IMF), Asghar Zaidi (Social Policy Division, OECD), Francois Lequiller (INSEE, France), David Lenze (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States) and Benjamin Bridges (Social Security Administration, USA)

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Parallel Session 2B: Economic Mobility and Vulnerability
Session Organizers: Timothy Smeeding (Syracuse University, United States) and Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Session Chair: Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany)

1. Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada), Teng Wah Leo (St Francis Xavier University, Canada) and Robert Muelhaupt (University of Toronto, Canada), “Qualified Equal Opportunity and Conditional Mobility: the Example of Gender Equity and Educational Attainment in Canada” [abstract]

2. Miles Corak and Patrizio Piraino (Statistics Canada), “The Intergenerational Transmission of Employers and Earnings” [abstract]

3. Gaston Yalonetzky (University of Oxford, United Kingdom), “Socioeconomic Mobility as Change in Dependence Across Welfare Attributes: an Application to Assortative Mating in Peru” [abstract]

4. Michael Leonesio and Linda Del Bene (Social Security Administration, United States), “Is the Increase in Annual Earnings Inequality Linked to Increasing Lifetime Earnings Inequality?” [abstract]

5. Stephen P. Jenkins (ISER, University of Essex, UK) and Philippe Van Kerm (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg), “Has Income Growth in Britain Become More Pro-Poor?” [abstract]

6. Catherine Porter and Natalie Quinn (University of Oxford, United Kingdom), “Intertemporal Poverty Measurement: Tradeoffs and Policy Options” [abstract]

Discussants: Markus Jantti (Abo Akademi University, Finland) and Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada)

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Parallel Session 2C: Growth and Productivity
Session Organizer: Mary O'Mahony (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)

1. Gaaitzen de Vries (University of Groningen, Netherlands), “Productivity In A Distorted Market: Evidence From Distributive Trade Firms In Brazil” [abstract]

2. Wulong Gu and John R. Baldwin (Statistics Canada), “Long-Term Productivity Growth in Canada and the United States” [abstract]

3. Jukka Jalava (Eurostat, Luxembourg) and Ilja Kristian Kavonius (European Central Bank, Germany), “The Effect of Durable Goods and ICT on Euro Area Productivity Growth?” [abstract]

4. Fu Lei (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong), “How Has China’s Market-Oriented Reform Affected Regional Productivity Performance in Industry?” [abstract]

5. Robert Inklaar and Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands), “GGDC Productivity Level Database: International Comparisons of Output, Inputs and Productivity at the Industry Level” [abstract]

6. Harry Wu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong), “The Real Growth of Chinese Industry Revisited” [abstract]

Discussants: Vlad Manole (Conference Board), Bart van Ark (University of Groningen, Netherlands), Harry Wu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Mary O’Mahony (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom) and Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, Netherlands)

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Parallel Session 2D: Wealth, Income and Well-Being
Session Organizers: Peter Saunders (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Session Chair: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards and IARIW, Canada)

1. Jean-Yves Duclos (Université Laval, Canada), Josée Leblanc (Department of Finance, Canada), Gilles Postel-Vinay (INRA and EHESS, France) and David Sahn (Cornell University, USA), “Health and Welfare in 19th-Century France” [abstract]

2. Francisco Ferreira and Jérémie Gignoux (World Bank), “The Measurement of Inequality of Opportunity: Theory and an Application to Latin America” [abstract]

3. Federico Palacios-González and Rosa María García-Fernádez (Universidad de Granada, Spain), “Analysis of the Top of the Income Distribution by a Multi-Resolution Family of Density” [abstract]

4. Conchita D’Ambrosio (Universitŕ di Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Joachim Frick (DIW Berlin, Germany) and Markus Jäntti (Abo Akademi University, Finland), “Satisfaction with Life and Economic Well-Being: Evidence from Germany” [abstract]

5. Markus Jäntti (Abo Akademi University, Finland) and Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg) and Tim Smeeding (University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States), “The Joint Distribution of Household Income and Wealth: Evidence from the Luxembourg Wealth Study” [abstract]

6. Edward Wolff (New York University, United States), Ajit Zacharias and Thomas Masterson (The Levy Economics Institute, United States), “Long Term Trends in the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being (LIMEW), United States, 1960–2004” [abstract]

Discussants: Paolo Verme (University of Torino and SDA-Bocconi, Italy), Bjorn Gustafsson (University of Goteborg, Sweden) and Bruce Bradbury (University of New South Wales, Australia)

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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, LATE AFTERNOON

Poster Session I:

National Accounts Issues

Arto Kokkinen (Statistics Finland), “Human Capital and Finland’s Economic Growth in 1910–2000. Assessing Education-Based Human capital Accumulation Inside the National Accounts Framework” [abstract]
The poster by Arto Kokkinen was declared joint winner of the 2008 IARIW Best Poster Prize

Christos Koutsampelas and Panos Tsakloglou (Athens University of Economics, Greece), “Estimates of Imputed Rents and Their Distributional Impact in Greece” [abstract]

Intergenerational Income and Economic Mobility

T.K. Sebastian (Nirmalagiri College, India), “Intergenerational Economic Mobility: Methodology and Empirical Evidence from Kerala, India” [abstract]

Income Distribution and Inequality Issues

Christos Koutsambelas and Panos Tsakloglou (Athens University of Economics, Greece), “Short Term Distributional Effects of Public Education Transfers in Greece” [abstract]

Maurizio Bussolo, Rafael De Hoyos, and Denis Medvedev (World Bank, United States), “Demographic trends, economic growth and distribution dynamics” [abstract]

Arthur Kennickell (Federal Reserve Board, United States), “Ponds and Streams: Wealth and Income in the U.S

Ayal Kimhi (The Hebrew University, Israel), Yuko Arayama (Nagoya University, Japan) and Jong Moo Kim (Sung Kyun Kwan University, Korea), “Identifying Determinants of Income Inequality in the Presence of Multiple Income Sources: the Case of Korean Farm Households” [abstract]

Top of the distribution

Joachim Merz (University of Lüneburg, Germany), “The Top of the Distribution – Evidence and Some New Richness Measures for Self-employed and Employees from German Income Tax Microdata 1992 to 2003” [abstract]

Measuring and Explaining Wealth Distribution

Pirmin Fessler and Martin Schuerz (Oesterreichische Nationlbank, Austria), “How Inheritances Relate to Wealth Distribution?” [abstract]

Joachim R. Frick, Markus Grabka (German Socio-Economic Panel Study, Germany) and Eva M. Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg), “Representative Wealth Data for Germany: the Impact of Methodological Decisions Around Imputation and the Choice of the Aggregation Unit” [abstract]

Bruce Bradbury (University of New South Wales, Australia), “Housing Wealth as Retirement Saving: Does the Australian Model Lead to Over-Consumption of Housing?” [abstract]

Measuring and Tracking Well-being

Seth Omondi Gor (University of Nairobi, Kenya), “A New Approach to the Measurement of Wellbeing: a Technical Note” [abstract] Note: To access this paper, you will need to enter "noni" as the password.

Barbara Liberda and Alexis Tala (Warsaw University, Poland), “Measuring Household Investment in Poland” [abstract]

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, MORNING

Plenary Session 3: Measurement of Knowledge and Intangible Capital
Session Organizer: Bart van Ark (The Conference Board & University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Session Chair: Bart van Ark (The Conference Board & University of Groningen, Netherlands)

1. Carol Robbins (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States), Francisco Moris (National Science Foundation, United States) and John Jankowski, “R&D Satellite Accounts and Gross Fixed Capital Formation: Where Should the Asset Boundary be Drawn for Non-market R&D Activity?” [abstract]

2. Wulong Gu, John R. Baldwin and Amelie Lafrance and Ryan Macdonald (Statistics Canada), “Intangible Capital in Canada: R&D, Innovation, Brand, and Mining, Oil and Gas Exploration Expenditures” [abstract]

3. Fernando Galindo-Rueda (Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, United Kingdom), Damian Whittard and Peter Evans (Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom) and and Micheal Hatcher (Cardiff University, United Kingdom), “The UK Research and Development Satellite Account: A Preliminary Analysis” [abstract]

4. Erich Oltmanns (Federal Statistical Office, Germany), Rita Bolleyer and Ingeborg Schulz, “A Preliminary R&D Satellite Account for Germany” [abstract]

5. Janet Hao and Vlad Manole (Conference Board, United States), “Intangible Capital and Growth – an International Comparison” [abstract] Appendix

6. Myriam van Rooijen-Horsten, Dirk van Den Bergen, Mark de Haan, Angelique Klinkers and Murat Tanriseven (Statistics Netherlands), “Intangible Capital In The Netherlands: Measurement And Contribution To Economic Growth” [abstract]

Discussants: Mary O’Mahony (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom), Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, United States) and Jukka Jalava (Eurostat)

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, AFTERNOON

Parallel Session 4A: Global and National Flows of People and Jobs
Session Organizers: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada) and Peter van de Ven (Statistics Netherlands)
Session Chair: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada)

1. Luis Beccaria and Roxana Maurizio (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina), “Labour Market Flows in Argentina: an Application of Censored Quantile Regression for Duration Data” [abstract]

2. Vera Brencic (University of Alberta, Canada), “Employers’ Hiring Practices, Employment Protection, and Costly Search: a Vacancy-Level Analysis” [abstract]

3. Theo Dunnewijk (University of Maastricht, Netherlands), “Migration of the Highly Skilled: a Tentative Quantitative Approach” [abstract]

4. Ann Lisbeth Brathaug and Eirik Hĺland Linstad (Statistics Norway), “Non-Resident Employees in the Norwegian National Accounts” [abstract]

5. Peter Kee (Statistics Netherlands), “Worker Turnover in the Netherlands” [abstract]

6. Fabrice Romans (Eurostat, Luxembourg), “Measuring Labour Market Flows in Europe with the Labour Force Survey” [abstract]

Discussants: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards and IARIW, Canada), Markus Jantti (Abo Akademi University, Finland) and Paul Schreyer (OECD)

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Parallel Session 4B: Accounting for Time
Session Organizers: Andrew S. Harvey (St. Mary's University, Canada) and Michael Wolfson (Statistics Canada)
Session Chairs: Andrew S. Harvey (St. Mary's University, Canada) and Michael Wolfson (Statistics Canada)

1. Jens Bonke (Rockwood Foundation Research Unit, Denmark), Thomas Crossley (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) and Lori Curtis (University of Waterloo, Canada), “How Much Does Good Data Matter? The Case of Resources Available to Children” [abstract]

2. Elsa Fontainha (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal), “With Whom Are You Doing? Applying Network Analysis to Measure Intra-Household Resources Allocation, Bargaining and Interactions” [abstract]

3. Olivia Ekert-Jaffé (Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, France), “Caring for Children and Time-Budget Constraints: the Role of Women’s Professional Activity” [abstract]

4. Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, United States), “Household Production Accounts for Canada, Mexico, and the United States: Methodological Issues, Results, and Recommendations” [abstract]

5. Raheem Usman (University of Ilorin, Nigeria), “Economic Productivity and Women Time-Budget in Ilorin Nigeria: Implications for Urban Poverty Reduction” [abstract]

6. Joachim Merz, Dominik Hanglberger and Rafael Rucha (University of Lüneburg, Germany), “Who is Buying When? The Timing of Daily Consumption of Goods and Services – A Study with German Time Use Diary Data, the Microsimulation Model ServSim, and Multivariate Probit Estimates” [abstract]

Discussants: Andrew S. Harvey (St. Mary's University, Canada), Sylvie Michaud (Statistics Canada), Duncan Ironmonger (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Michael Wolfson (Statistics Canada)

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Parallel Session 4C: Index Numbers: Prices and Well-Being
Session Organizer: Ed Wolff (New York University, United States)
Session Chair: Ed Wolff (New York University, United States)

1. Ingvild Almĺs (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Norway), “International Income Inequality: Measuring PPP Bias by Estimating Engel Curves for Food” [abstract]

2. Steivan Defilla (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland), “The Gross Consolidated Product (GCP), an Alternative Social Product Consolidating Government and Household Consumption with Intermediate Consumption” [abstract]

3. Mayoro Diop and Marie-Noëlle Jubénot (University of Rheims, France), “New Definitions and New Indicators for well-being in Developing Countries: the Example of WAEMU” [abstract]

4. Peter Saunders (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Aya Abe (National Institute for Population and Social Security Research, Japan), “Comparing Monetary and Non-Monetary Indicators of Household Well-being in Australia and Japan” [abstract]

5. Michael Ward (United Kingdom), “Measure for Measure: Price Indexes for Well-being” [abstract]

Discussants: Michael Ward (United Kingdom), Tom Masterson (Levy Economics Institute, USA) and D. S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia)

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Parallel Session 4D: Measuring Well-Being II
Session Organizers: Andrea Brandolini (Banca d'Italia, Italy), Joachim R. Frick (DIW Berlin, Germany) and Conchita D'Ambrosio (Universitŕ di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Session Chair: Joachim R. Frick (DIW Berlin, Germany)

1. Paola Ballon and Jaya Krishnakumar (University of Geneva, Switzerland), “A Model-Based Multidimensional Capability Deprivation Index” [abstract]

2. Orsolya Lelkes (European Centre, Austria) and Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France), “Let Us Pray: Religious Interactions in Life Satisfaction” [abstract]

3. Tindara Addabbo (Universitŕ degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy) and Maria Laura Di Tommaso (University of Torino, Italy), “Children Capabilities and Family Characteristics in Italy” [abstract]

4. Shelly Phipps and Peter Burton (Dalhousie University, Canada), “From a Young Teen's Perspective: Income and the Happiness of Canadian 12 to 15 Year-Olds” [abstract]

5. Paul Dickes (University of Nancy 2, France, and CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg), Alessio Fusco (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg, and University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France) and Eric Marlier (CEPS/INSTEAD Research Institute, Luxembourg), “Socially Perceived Necessities of Life Across EU Countries: Structures and Consensus” [abstract]

6. Polly Vizard and Tania Burchardt (London School of Economics, United Kingdom), “Developing a Capability List for the Equality and Human Rights Commission: The Problem of Domain Selection and a Proposed Solution Combining Human Rights and Deliberative Consultation” [abstract]

Discussants: Jean-Yves Duclos (Universite Laval, Canada), Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Ruud Muffels (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, LATE AFTERNOON

Nancy and Richard Ruggles Memorial Lecture
Session Chair: Liv Hobbelstad Simpson (Immediate Past Chairperson, IARIW and Statistics Norway)
Honoured Guest Speaker: Dale W Jorgenson (Harvard University, United States)
A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts



WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

Full day excursion



THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, MORNING

Plenary Session 5: Reconciliation of Micro and Macro Aspects of the Household Sector in the National Accounts
Session Organizers: Jacques Bournay (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, France) and Ruth Meier (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland)
Session Chair: Ruth Meier (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland)

1. Albert Braakmann, Joachim Schmidt and Norbert Schwarz (Federal Statistical Office of Germany), “The Relevance of the German Household Budget Survey for National Accounts” [abstract]

2. Alessandra Coli (University of Pisa, Italy) and Francesca Tartamella (Istat, Italy), “Income and Consumption Expenditure by Household Groups in National Accounts” [abstract]

3. Thesia Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States) and Kathleen Short (Census Bureau, United States), “Reconciling Micro and Macro Estimates of Dwelling Services in the U.S.” [abstract]

4. Seong Ho Han (Korea National Statistical Office, Korea), “Linking Household Income and Expenditure Statistics with SNA to Construct Micro Social Accounting Matrices (SAM) in the Case of Korea” [abstract]

5. Maryse Fesseau, Emilie Raynaud, Sylvie Le Laidier and Jacques Bournay (Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques), “Building a ‘Household-Sub-Categories Accounting System’ Using French Micro and Macro Statistics” [abstract]

Discussants: Peter van de Ven (Statistics Netherlands), Philippe Stauffer (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland), Rutger Hoekstra (Statistics Netherlands) and Fabrice Lenglart (INSEE, France)

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, AFTERNOON

Parallel Session 6A: Measurement Issues in Health Care
Session Organizers: Thesia Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States) and Mattia Makovec (Universidad de Chile)
Session Chair: Thesia Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States)

1. Deborah Schofield (University of Sydney, Australia), Percival, R., Kelly, S. (University of Canberra, Australia), Passey, M., Shresthna R., and Earnest A. (University of Sydney, Australia), “Measuring the Economic Impacts of Illness – a Microsimulation Approach to Measuring the Impacts on Governments and Individuals” [abstract]

2. Michael Wolfson, Cameron N. McIntosh, Philippe Finčs, and Russell Wilkins (Statistics Canada), “Refining the Measurement of Health Inequalities in Canada – New Data, New Approaches” [abstract]

3. Dennis Petrie (University of Dundee, Scotland), Kam Ki Tang (University of Queensland, Australia) and D. S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), “Measuring Health Inequality with Realization of Conditional Potential Life Years (RCPLY): Estimated using Frontier Methods” [abstract]

4. Hans Van Kippersluis (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands), Tom Van Ourti (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands), Owen O’Donnell (University of Macedonia, Greece) and Eddy van Doorslaer (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands), “Health and Income Across the Life Cycle and Generations in Europe” [abstract]

5. Massimo Baldini (Universitŕ di Modena e Reggio Emilia) and Gilberto Turati (Universitŕ di Torino), “The Role of Perceived Quality of Public Services in Determining Liquidity Constraints in Accessing Private Specialist Care” [abstract]

6. Erik Meijer (RAND Corporation, United States), Arie Kapteyn (RAND Corporation, United States) and Tatiana Andreyeva (Yale University, United States), “Health Indexes and Retirement Modeling in International Comparisons” [abstract]

Discussants: Barbara Wolfe (University of Wisconsin, United States), Roberto Zelli (University of Rome, Italy) and Lori J. Curtis (University of Waterloo, Canada)

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Parallel Session 6B: Regional Measurement and Small Area Estimation
Session Organizers: Ann Harding (University of Canberra, Australia) and Dennis Sullivan (Miami University, United States)
Session Chair: Liv Hobbelstad Simpson ((Immediate Past Chairperson, IARIW and Statistics Norway)

1. Francesco Figari, Alari Paulus and Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, United Kingdom), “Income Inequality and the Effect of Public Policies in the European Union: What Happens with Enlargement?” [abstract]

2. James Galbraith and Enrique Garcilazo (OECD), “Inequalities, Employment and Income Convergence: Evidence from Regional Data” [abstract]

3. Anne Daly, Ann Harding, Justine McNamara, Robert Tanton and Mandy Yap (University of Canberra, Australia), “Has the Risk of Social Exclusion for Australian Children Become More Geographically Concentrated? : Patterns From 2001 to 2006” [abstract]

4. Bjorn Gustafsson and Torun Österberg (Göteborg University, Sweden), “Child Poverty and the Neighbourhood in Metropolitan Areas of Sweden. On How it is Combated by Social Assistance and Attempting to Find it’s Possible Effects.” [abstract]

5. Rolf Aaberge, Audun Langřrgen, Magne Mogstad and Marit Řstensen (Statistics Norway), “The Impact of Local Public Services and Geographical Cost of Living Differences on Poverty Estimates” [abstract]

6. Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada), “Where Is Low Income Greatest in Canada? Comparing Regional Low-income Profile without Low-income Lines” [abstract]

Discussants: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada), Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK), Markus Jantii (Abo Akademi University, Finland) and Kathleen Short (Census Bureau, United States)

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Parallel Session 6C: Mobility and Vulnerability II
Session Organizers: Timothy Smeeding (Syracuse University, United States) and Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany)
Session Chair: Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany)

1. Daniele Checchi, Carlo Fiorio and Marco Leonardi (University of Milan), “Intergenerational Persistence in Educational Attainment in Italy” [abstract]

2. Kathryn Wilson (Kent State University, United States), Timothy Smeeding (Syracuse University, United States) and Robert Haveman (University of Wisconsin - Madison, United States), “The Role of Education and Occupation in U. S. Social Mobility: A Glimpse Inside the Black Box” [abstract]

3. Andrea Neri (Banca d'Italia, Italy), “Measuring Wealth Mobility in Italy” [abstract]

4. Conchita D’Ambrosio (Universitŕ di Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Walter Bossert (Université de Montréal, Canada) and Satya Chakravarty (Economic Research Unit, India), “Poverty, Deprivation and Time” [abstract]

5. Isabel Guenther (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Johannes Maier (University of Munich, Germany), “Poverty, Vulnerability and Loss Aversion” [abstract]

Discussants: Miles Corak (Statistics Canada) and Philippe Van Kerm (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg)

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Parallel Session 6D: Measurement of Non-Market Services II
Session Organizer: Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, United States)
Session Chair: Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, United States)

1. Jacopo Di Cocco (Universitŕ di Bologna, Italy), “Libraries and Correlated Organizations Outputs and Outcomes” [abstract]

2. Jani Heikkinen and Sami Hautakangas (Statistics Finland), “Outcome and National Accounts” [abstract]

3. Nursen Deveci, Kamilla Heurlén and Henrik Sejerbo Soerensen (Statistics Denmark), “Non-Market Health Care Service in Denmark - Empirical Studies of A, B and C Methods” [abstract]

4. Markos Mamalakis (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States), “"Collective Market" Versus "Non-Market" Services: Conceptual Issues in Measuring Economic Reality” [abstract]

5. Knut Ř.Sřrensen and Karolina W. Dam (Statistics Norway), “Measurement of Non-Market Services in Norway with Examples from Education” [abstract]

Discussants: Emma Edworthy (Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom), Matthew Powell (United Kingdom), Paul Schreyer (OECD, France) and André Vanoli (Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, France)

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, LATE AFTERNOON

Poster Session II

Health

Ricardo Batista, José Luis Aramayo and Marco Fidel Suárez (Ministry of Health and Sports/Pan-American Health Organization Representative, Boliva), “Municipal Health Index: Monitoring Changes in Health Inequalities in Bolivia” [abstract]

Measuring and Explaining Poverty

Andrea Brandolini (Banca d'Italia, Italy), “Measurement of Income Distribution in Supranational Entities: The Case of the European Union” [abstract]

Maria Ana Lugo (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) and Esfandiar Maasoumi (Southern Methodist University, United States), “Multidimensional Poverty Measures from an Information Theory Perspective” [abstract]
The poster by Maria Ana Lugo was declared joint winner of the 2008 IARIW Best Poster Prize

Labour Market Issues and Policy

Sripad Motiram and Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada), “Demand or Supply for Schooling in Rural India?” [abstract]

Hui Wei (University of Canberra and Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia), “Measuring Human Capital for Australia: Issues and Estimates” [abstract]

Social Policy

Peter Krause (German Institute for Economic Research, Germany), “Redistributive Impacts of Government and Private Household Activities Trends in Equivalized Household Incomes and Earnings, Germany 1985 – 2007” [abstract]

Olaf Groh-Samberg and Joachim R. Frick (DIW Berlin, Germany), “Non Take-Up of Social Benefits in Germany - A Longitudinal Perspective” [abstract]

Pensions

Marije van de Grift and Wim de Rooij (Statistics Netherlands), “Course of Life and Pension Rights” [abstract]

David G. Lenze (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States), “Actuarial Measures of Pension-Related Compensation and wealth of US Households” [abstract]

Emmanuelle Crenner (Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, France), “Effects of the French pension reforms on living standards of retirees: intergenerational comparisons” [abstract]

Other Topics

Federica Barzi (University of Verona, Italy), Ricardo Magnani (Centre d'etudes prospectives et d'informations internationales, France) and Federico Perali (University of Verona, Italy) “Households savings and Firms' investments: implications for economic growth” [abstract]

Katia Covarrubias and Benjamin Davis (Agricultural Development Economics Division, Italy), “Rural Income Generating Activities: a Cross Country Comparison” [abstract]

John Micklewright and Sylke V. Schnepf (University of Southampton, United Kingdom), “How Reliable are Income Data Collected with a Single Question?” [abstract]

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, MORNING

Parallel Session 7A: Measurement of Non-Market Services: Outputs and Outcomes
Session Organizers: Ole Berner (Statistics Denmark) and André Vanoli (Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, France)
Session Chair: André Vanoli (Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, France)

1. Robin Lynch (United Kingdom), “Market and Non-Market Transactions in the National Accounts - Who is the Customer?” [abstract]

2. Paul Schreyer (OECD, France), “Output and Outcome – Measuring the Production of Non-market Services” [abstract]

3. Daniela Collesi, Daniela Versace and Silvia Zannoni (ISTAT, Italy), “Measurement of Non Market Service: Output and Outcomes” [abstract]

4. Gallo Gueye (Eurostat, Luxembourg) and Francis Malherbe, “Harmonising Volume Measures for Non-Market Services in the EU – Lessons Learned From the Past and Challenges Ahead” [abstract]

5. Emma Edworthy (Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom), “Developments in the Measurement of Government Output and Productivity in the UK” [abstract]

6. Matthew Powell (United Kingdom), “Non-Market Hedonics: Applying Lessons from Price Statistics to Measuring, Monitoring and Evaluating Government Activity” [abstract]

Discussants: Albert Braakmann (Statistiches Bundesammt, Germany), Michael Ward, Fabrice Lenglart (INSEE, France) and Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)

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Parallel Session 7B: Measuring Well-Being: Multiple Dimensions, Objective and Subjective Perspectives
Session Organizers: Andrea Brandolini (Banca d'Italia, Italy), Joachim R. Frick (DIW Berlin, Germany) and Conchita D’Ambrosio (Universitŕ di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Session Chairs: Andrea Brandolini (Banca d'Italia, Italy) and Conchita D’Ambrosio (Universitŕ di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

1. Sabina Alkire (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) and James Foster (Vanderbilt University, United States), “Counting and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement" [abstract]

2. Marc Fleurbaey (Université Paris-Descartes, France), Erik Schokkaert (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) and Koen Decancq (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), “What Good is Happiness?” [abstract]

3. Andrew Gelman (Columbia University, United States), Grazia Pittau (Columbia University, United States and Sapienza Universitµa di Roma, Italy) and Roberto Zelli (Sapienza Universitµa di Roma, Italy), “Life Satisfaction in the European Union: Also a Regional Matter?” [abstract]

4. Emma Samman and Maria Ana Lugo (University of Oxford, United Kingdom), “An Empirical Exploration of Integrating Subjective Health Perceptions into Multidimensional Capability Measures” [abstract]

5. Joerg Dittmann (German Social Science Infrastructure Services, Germany) and Jan Goebel (DIW Berlin, Germany), “Your House, Your Car, Your Education. The Socioeconomic Situation of the Neighborhood and it’s Impact on Life Satisfaction in Germany” [abstract]

6. Carola Grün (University of Göttingen, Germany), Wolfgang Hauser (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Thomas Rhein (Institute for Employment Research, Germany), “Finding a Job: Short- and Medium-Term Consequences for Life Satisfaction and Interactions with Job Quality. Evidence from German and British Panel Data” [abstract]

Discussants: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada), Carlo Fiorio (University of Milan, Italy) and Orsolya Lelkes (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research)

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Parallel Session 7C: Sub-National and Regional Estimation
Session Organizers: Ann Harding (University of Canberra, Australia) and Dennis Sullivan (Miami University, United States)
Session Chair: Ann Harding (University of Canberra, Australia)

1. Angela Baschieri (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom) and Jane Falkingham (University of Southampton, United Kingdom), “Obtaining Spatially Disaggregated Estimates of Poverty in Low Resource Settings: Asset Indices Versus Imputed Welfare: a Case Study of Azerbaijan” [abstract]

2. Enrico Fabrizi (University of Bergamo, Italy), Maria Rosaria Ferrante (University of Bologna, Italy) and Silvia Pacei (University of Bologna, Italy), “Estimation of Poverty Rates for the Italian Population classified by Household Type and Administrative Region” [abstract]

3. Leanne Johnson, Lucy Williams and Geoff Frost (Australian Government Department of Transport and Regional Services, Australia), “Measuring the Economic Wellbeing of Australia’s Regions” [abstract]

4. Kerstin Bruckmeier and Barbara Schwengler (Institute for Employment Research of the Federal Employment Agency, Germany), “The Impact of Federal Social Policies on Spatial Income Inequalities in Germany – Empirical Evidence from Social Security Data” [abstract]

5. Douglas May (Memorial University , Canada) and Alton Hollett (Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency, Canada), “The System of Community Accounts: An Application to Newfoundland and Labrador” [abstract]

6. Maurizio Bussolo, Rafael E. De Hoyos, and Denis Medvedev (World Bank, United States), “Economic Growth and Income Distribution: Linking Macroeconomic Models with Household Survey Data at the Global Level” [abstract]

Discussants: Anne Daly (University of Canberra, Australia), Francisco Ferreira (World Bank), Quoc Ngu Vu (NATSEM, University of Canberra, Australia) and Steivan Defilla (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland)

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Parallel Session 7D: The Household, the Labour Market and Income
Session Organizers: Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg)
Session Chair: Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg)

1. Carola Grün and Thomas Rhein (Institute for Employment Research, Germany), “Being Low Paid in Germany - Springboard or Dead End? Evidence from the IAB Employment Sample (IABS)” [abstract]

2. Janneke Pieters (University of Groningen, Netherlands), “Growth and Inequality in India Analysis of an Extended Social Accounting Matrix” [abstract]

3. Stephanie Grossmann and Rainer Hufnagel (Universität Münster, Germany), “Clustering Households by Time Use Patterns – An Empirical Investigation Using the German Time Use Survey 2001/02” [abstract]

4. Francisco Azpitarte (Universidade de Vigo, Chile), “The Vulnerability to Poverty: the Role of Household Wealth in Spain and in the United Kingdom” [abstract]

5. Paolo Verme (University of Torino and Bocconi University, Italy), “The Poverty Reduction Capacity of Public and Private Transfers in Transition” [abstract]

6. Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg), Joachim Frick (German Socio-Economic Panel Study, Germany) and Markus Grabka (German Socio-Economic Panel Study, Germany), “Examining the Gender Wealth Gap Within Households” [abstract]

Discussants: Barry Johnson (Internal Revenue Service, United States), Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Wen-Hao Chen (Statistics Canada)

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, AFTERNOON

Parallel Session 8A: Macro Indicators of Well-Being
Session Organizers: Mark de Haan (Statistics Netherlands) and Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards and IARIW, Canada)
Session Chair: Mark de Haan (Statistics Netherlands)

1. Jeroen Boelhouwer (Social and Cultural Planning Office, Netherlands), “Measuring Quality of life – What About Index Construction?” [abstract]

2. Jesus Perez-Mayo and Antonio Jurado (University of Extremadura, Spain), “A Multidimensional Index of Economic Well-being for the Spanish Regions” [abstract]

3. Jan Pieter Smits and Rutger Hoekstra (Statistics Netherlands), “Sustainability from a National Accounts Perspective” [abstract]

4. Pavle Sicherl (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), “Time Distance Comparisons of Macro Indicators of Wellbeing” [abstract]

5. Karl Schoer and Walter Radermacher (Federal Statistical Office of Germany), “The Use of the Expanded Accounting System for the German National Strategy on Sustainable Development” [abstract]

6. Robert B. Smith (Statistics Canada), “Measuring the Sustainability of Well-Being: a Capital Approach” [abstract]

Discussants: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards and IARIW, Canada), Ana Aizcorbe (Bureau of Economics Analysis, USA) and Peter van de Ven (Statistics Netherlands)

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Parallel Session 8B: The Top of the Distribution
Session Organizers: Markus Jäntti (Abo Akademi University, Finland) and Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg)
Session Chair: Markus Jäntti (Abo Akademi University, Finland)

1. Ming-Hwang Hong (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan), Peter Wen-Hui Cheng (Tatung Institute of Commerce and Technology, Taiwan) and Jun-Rong Chen (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan), “Top incomes in Taiwan During 1976–2005: Family Income Survey analysis” [abstract]

2. Jorge Friedman (Universidad de Santiago, Chile), “Entrepreneur Income and the Surge in Inequality in Chile” [abstract]

3. Barry Johnson (Internal Revenue Service, United States), Kevin Moore (Federal Reserve Board, United States) and Lisa Schreiber (Statistics of Income, IRS), “The Income-Wealth Paradox: Connections Between Realized Income and Wealth Among America’s Aging Top Wealth-holders” [abstract]

4. Brian Murphy, Sylvie Michaud and Michael Wolfson (Statistics Canada), “Income Trajectories of High Income Canadians: 1982-2005” [abstract]

5. Andreas Peichl (Center for Public Economics, Germany), “The Impact of Flat Tax Reforms on the Development of Richness in Europe” [abstract]

6. Ann Harding, Quoc Ngu vu and Richard Percival (University of Canberra, Australia), “A growing gap? Trends in economic wellbeing at the top of the spectrum in Australia” [abstract]

Discussants: Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy), Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada) and John Micklewright (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)

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Parallel Session 8C: Pension Issues II
Session Organizers: Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States) and Asghar Zaidi (Social Policy Division, OECD)
Session Chair: Asghar Zaidi (Social Policy Division, OECD)

1. Hazim Yigit Aydede (Saint Mary's University, Canada), “Expected Social Security Wealth Simulations and Generational Fairness of the Turkish PAYG System” [abstract]

2. Marco Ciaffi (ISTAT, Italy), “Recording Pension Expenditure in National Accounts: Are SNA-93 Criteria Adequate?” [abstract]

3. Dominique Durant and Laure Frey (Banque de France), “Implicit Social Security and Pension Wealth in Households’ Assets: First Assessment and Consequences for Saving and Wealth Accumulation” [abstract]

4. Carole Bonnet (Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, France) and Jean-Michel Hourriez (Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, France), “Economic Consequences of Widowhood: Some Lessons for Survivor Pension Reform in France?” [abstract]

5. Stijn Lefebure, Karel Van den Bosch and Gerlinde Verbist (Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, Belgium), “Projecting the Inter- and Intra-Generational Distribution of Income in Belgium” [abstract]

6. Orla Gough and Roberta Adami (University of Westminster, UK), “Retirement Decisions and Adequacy of Post-Retirement Income: an International Study” [abstract]

Discussants: Didier Blanchet (INSEE, France), Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States), Fabrice Lenglart (INSEE, France), Mike Leonesio (Social Security Administration, USA), Asghar Zaidi (Social Policy Division, OECD), and Catherine Van Rompaey (Statistics Canada)

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Parallel Session 8D: Health Care Issues II
Session Organizers: Thesia Garner (Bureau of Labour Statistics, United States) and Mattia Makovec (Universidad de Chile)
Session Chair: Mattia Makovec (Universidad de Chile)

1. Chiara Gigliarano (Universitŕ Politecnica delle Marche, Italy) and Conchita D’Ambrosio (Universitŕ di Milano-Bicocca, Italy), “The Distributional Impact of Public Health Transfers In-Kind in Italy” [abstract]

2. Manfred Huber and Ricardo Rodrigues (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna), “A Framework for Measuring Long-Term Care Expenditure in Europe” [abstract]

3. Abay Asfaw (International Food Policy Research Institute, United States), Stephan Klasen (Göttingen University, Germany) and Francesca Lamanna (Göttingen University, Germany), “Intra-Household Gender Disparities in Children’s Medical Care Before Death in India” [abstract]

4. Barbara Wolfe, Jessica Jakubowski, Robert Haveman, Hannah Goble and Marissa Courey (University of Wisconsin - Madison, United States), “Casino Revenue and Indian Health: the Link Between Tribal Gaming and the Health Status and Behaviors of American Indians” [abstract]

5. Brian Bucks (Federal Reserve Board, United States), “Health Insurance, Household Debt, and Inequality: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances” [abstract]

6. Kerry Hickson (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), “Estimating ‘Fisherian’ National Income to Account for Twentieth Century Economic Welfare Gains Generated by Improved Health: England and Wales” [abstract]

Discussants: Deborah Schofield (University of Sydney, Australia), D. S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), Arie Kapteyn (RAND Corporation, United States) and Ana Aizcorbe (Bureau of Economic Analysis, United States)

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, EVENING

Farewell Dinner



SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

Departure of delegates



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