IARIW-UNSW Conference on Productivity: Measurement, Drivers and Trends
IARIW-UNSW Conference on Productivity: Measurement, Drivers and Trends, Sydney, Australia, November 26-27, 2013

Programme (as of November 25, 2013)

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

8:30 -- Tea and coffee

9:00 -- Opening remarks:

    Barbara Fraumeni (IARIW Chair) and Denise Doiron (Head, School of Economics, UNSW)

9:15 -- Invited Opening Address:

    Chair: Denise Doiron (UNSW)

10:00 -- Session 1: Perspectives on International Productivity Performance

    Chair: Geoff Lewis (New Zealand Productivity Commission)

    Discussant: Paul Schreyer (OECD)

    Discussant: Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

11:00 -- Break

11:30 -- Session 2: Parallel Sessions

Session 2A: Country Productivity Studies: China

    Chair: Shiji Zhao (Australian Productivity Commission)

    Discussant: Hui Wei (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

    Discussant: Prasada Rao (University of Queensland)

Session 2B: R&D and Innovation

    Chair: Bruce Grey (Managing Director, Advanced Manufacturing CRC)

    Discussant: Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada)

    Discussant: Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College Business School)

12:30 -- Lunch

1:30 -- Featured Speaker

    Chair: Kevin Fox (UNSW)

2:15 -- Session 3: The Measurement of R&D and Intangibles

    Chair: Dean Parham (University of Adelaide)

    Discussant: Daniel Sichel (Wellesley College)

    Discussant: Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

3:15 -- Break

3:45 -- Session 4: Parallel Sessions

Session 4A: EUKLEMS and World KLEMS Studies

    Chair: Sri Hartini Rachmad (Statistics Indonesia)

    Discussant: Bart van Ark (Conference Board)

    Discussant: Elisabetta Magnani (UNSW)

    Discussant: Emili Tortosa-Ausina (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)

Session 4B: ICT Productivity and Capital Services

    Chair: John Bell (Senior Associate, ACIL Allen Consulting)

    Discussant: Robert Hill (University of Graz)

    Discussant: Dennis Fixler (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

    Discussant: Jan de Haan (Statistics Netherlands and Delft University of Technology)

6:00 -- Cocktail reception

6:30 -- Conference dinner



WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27

8:30 -- Tea and coffee

9:15 -- Featured Speaker:

    Chair: Dennis Fixler (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

10:00 -- Session 5: Natural Resources and Agriculture

    Chair: Daniel Bunting (NSW Treasury)

    Discussant: Erwin Diewert (UBC and UNSW)

    Discussant: Chris O'Donnell (University of Queensland)

11:00 -- Break

11:30 -- Session 6: Parallel Sessions

Session 6A: Country Productivity Studies: Canada

    Chair: Alan Woodland (UNSW)

    Discussant: Andrew Sharpe (IARIW and Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

Session 6B: Productivity and Efficiency Analysis

    Chair: Dean Parham (University of Adelaide)

    Discussant: William Schworm (UNSW)

    Discussant: Antonio Peyrache (University of Queensland)

12:30 -- Lunch

1:30 Session 7: Parallel Sessions

Session 7A: Country Productivity Studies

    Chair: Mahmoud Mohamed El-Sarawy (Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics, Egypt)

    Discussant: Denis Lawrence (Economic Insights)

    Discussant: Amani Elnasri (UNSW)

    Discussant: Harry Wu (Hitotsubashi University)

Session 7B: ICT and Productivity

    Chair: Hodaka Morita (UNSW)

    Discussant: Beth Webster (University of Melbourne)

    Discussant: Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine)

    3. Michael Polder (Statistics Netherlands), Hugo de Bondt (Statistics Netherlands), George van Leeuwen (Statistics Netherlands) and Erik Veldhuizen (Statistics Netherlands), “Determinants of Productivity” [Abstract]

    Discussant: Nicholas Oulton (LSE)

3:00 -- Break

3:30 -- Featured Speaker:

    Chair: Paul Schreyer (OECD)

4:15 -- Panel Discussion: Priorities and Directions for Future Productivity Research

    Chair: Andrew Sharpe (IARIW and Centre for the Study of Living Standards)

    Speakers:
    Dennis Fixler (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
    Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine)
    Paul Schreyer (OECD)
    Dan Sichel (Wellesley College)
    Bart van Ark (The Conference Board)

5:15 -- End of conference




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