IARIW 31st General Conference, St-Gallen, Switzerland, August 22-28, 2010

Final Programme as of August 11, 2010


Registration and IARIW Council Meeting


Opening Reception


Plenary Session 1: The Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress – Implications for the Work of Statistical Offices
Organiser and Chair: Ruth Meier (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland)

Presentation: Jurg Marti – Director General (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland), “The Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress: a Temporary Phenomenon”


Martine Durand, Chief Statistician (OECD)
Enrico Giovannini, President (ISTAT, Italy)
Steven Landefeld, Director (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)
Fabrice Lenglart, Head of National Accounts Department (INSEE, France)
Inna Steinbuka, Director (Eurostat)
Xianchun Xu, Deputy Commissioner (National Bureau of Statistics of China)



Parallel Session 2A: House Price Movements and the Economy
Chair and Organiser: Robert J. Hill (University of Graz, Austria)

1. Janine Aron (University of Oxford, UK), John V. Duca (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, USA), John Muellbauer (University of Oxford, UK) and Keiko Murata (Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan) and Anthony Murphy (Oxford University, UK), Credit, Housing Collateral and Consumption: Evidence from the UK, Japan and the US (Abstract)

2. W. Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada), Jan de Haan (Statistics Netherlands) and Rens Hendriks (Statistics Netherlands), The Decomposition of a House Price index into Land and Structures Components: A Hedonic Regression Approach (Abstract)

3. Bob McColl (Australian Bureau of Statistics), John Billing (Australian Bureau of Statistics) and Bindi Kindermann (Australian Bureau of Statistics) Measuring Housing Affordability in Australia: Recent Developments and Trends in Agreed National Performance Indicators (Abstract)

4. Alicia Rambaldi (University of Queensland, Australia) and D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), The Effect of Hedonic Modeling and Index Weights on Hedonic Imputation Indexes (Abstract)

5. Utz Reich (Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Germany), What is the Value of a Home? Distinguishing Owners from Renters and Landlords in the National Accounts (Abstract)

6. Simone Pellegrino (University of Torino, Italy), Massimiliano Piacenza (University of Torino, Italy) and Gilberto Turati (University of Torino, Italy), Assessing the Distributional Effects of Housing Taxation in Italy:From the Actual Tax Code to Imputed Rent (Abstract)

Discussants: Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), Jan de Haan (Statistics Netherlands), Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta, Canada), Kathleen Short (Census Bureau, USA)


Parallel Session 2B: Surveys and Data Combination I
Chair and Organiser: Stephen P. Jenkins (University of Essex, UK)

1. Lisa Crosato (Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Paolo Mariani (Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Mauro Mussini (Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy) and Biancamaria Zavanella (Università di Milano-Bicocca, Italy), Combining Expenditure Surveys and Tax Registers: the Case of Milan Municipality> (Abstract)

2. Gundi Knies (University of Essex, UK), Emanuela Sala (University of Essex, UK) and Jon Burton (University of Essex, UK), Interviewer Like Interviewer? Do Interviewer Characteristics Matter for Obtaining Informed Consent to Data Linkage? (Abstract)

3. John Micklewright (University of London, UK), Sylke Schnepf (University of Southampton, UK) and Chris Skinner (University of Southampton, UK) Non-response Biases in Surveys of School Children: The Case of the English PISA Samples (Abstract)

4. Garnett Picot (Statistics Canada) and Patrizio Piraino (Statistics Canada), Are Census-Based Estimates of Immigrants Earnings Growth Biased Upwards? Comparisons with a Linked Longitudinal Data Set? (Abstract)

5. Anika Rasner (DRV-Bund and MPI Rostock, Germany), Joachim R. Frick (DIW Berlin, TU Berlin and IZA Bonn, Germany) and Markus M. Grabka (DIW Berlin, TU Berlin, Germany), Extending the Empirical Basis for Wealth Inequality Research Using Statistical Matching of Administrative and Survey Data (Abstract)

6. Julia Simonson (German Centre of Gerontology), Laura Romeu Gordo (German Centre of Gerontology) and Nadiya Titova (German Centre of Gerontology), Combining the German Ageing Survey with the Sample of the Insured Population Pension Records via Statistical Matching as a Source for the Analysis of Life Courses and Old Age Incomes(Abstract)

Discussants: Sylvie Michaud (Statistics Canada), Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University, Canada) and Brian Bucks (Federal Reserve Board, USA)


Parallel Session 2C: Beyond GDP: New Measures of Multidimensional Well-being
Organisers: Organising Committee
Chair: Enrico Giovannini, President (ISTAT, Italy)

1. Stefano Bartolini (University of Siena, Italy), Ennio Bilancini (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy) and Francesco Sarracino (University of Firenze, Italy), Social Capital as a Major Predictor of Subjective Well-Being in the Long-Run (Abstract)

2. Joachim Merz (University of Lueneburg, Germany) and Tim Rathjen (University of Lueneburg, Germany), Time and Income Poverty – An Interdependent Multidimensional Poverty Approach with German Time Use Diary Data (Abstract)

3. James E Foster (George Washington University, USA), Mark McGillivray (World Institute for Development Economics Research, United Nations University, Finland) and Suman Seth (Vanderbilt University and University of Oxford), Rank Robustness of Composite Indicators: Dominance and Ambiguity (Abstract)

4. Edward N. Wolff (Levy Economics Institute and New York University, USA), Ajit Zacharias (Levy Economics Institute, USA), Thomas Masterson (Levy Economics Institute, USA), Selcuk Eren (Levy Economics Institute, USA), Alexander Murray (Center for the Study of Living Standards, Canada), Ben Evans (Center for the Study of Living Standards, Canada),and Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards, Canada), Comparisons of Economic Well-Being in Canada and the United States the 2000s (Abstract)

5. Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa, Canada), Geoff Rowe (Statistics Canada) Good Life Time (GLT): A New Framework and Index for Measuring Social Progress (Abstract)

6. Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada) and Kinda Hachemn (University of Toronto, Canada), Institutions and Economic Outcomes: A Dominance-Based Analysis of Causality and Multivariate Welfare with Discrete and Continuous Variables (Abstract)

Discussants: Steve Landefeld (Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S.A.), Eliana Viviano (Bank of Italy), Markus Jäntti (Stockholm University, Sweden),


Parallel Session 2D: Inequality Trends and the Crisis
Organisers: Organising Committee
Chair: Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy)

1. Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada), Boats and Tides and ‘Trickle Down’ Theories: What Stochastic Process Theory has to Say about Modeling Poverty, Inequality and Polarization (Abstract)

2. Richard V. Burkhauser (Cornell University, USA), Shuaizhang Feng (Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)), Germany), Stephen Jenkins (University of Essex, UK) and Jeff Larrimore (Cornell University, USA), Recent Trends in Top Income Shares in the USA: Reconciling Estimates from March CPS and IRS Tax Return Data (Abstract)

3. T. Smeeding (University of Wisconsin, USA) and J. Thompson (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA)Inequality in the Distribution of Income from Labor and Income from Capital over the Recession (Abstract)

4. Francesco Figari (University of Essex, UK) and Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK) Economic Downturn and Stress Testing European Welfare Systems (Abstract)

5. Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg) and Yelena Takhtamanova (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, USA), Job Flows, Demographics and the Great Recession (Abstract)

6. Daniel Waldenström (Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden), Anders Björklund (Stockholm University, Sweden) and Jesper Roine (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden), Intergenerational Top Income Mobility in Sweden: Capitalistic Dynasties in the Land of Equal Opportunity? (Abstract)

Discussants: Kathryn Wilson (Kent State University, USA), Phillippe van Kerm (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxemburg and University of Essex, UK) and Maria-Grazia Pittau (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)



First Poster Session:

National Accounts and Financial Services

Bo Bergman (Statistics Sweden, Retired), Balance-sheets. A Financial Approach (Abstract)

Tanja Cesen (Slovenian Ministry for Labour, Slovenia), Intellectual Capital in Waiting (Abstract)

Itsuo Sakuma (Senshu University, Japan), The Production Boundary Reconsidered (Abstract)

Rachel Soloveichik (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), Artistic Originals as a Capital Asset (Abstract)

Kazusuke Tsujimura (Keio University, Japan) and Masako Tsujimura (Keio University, Japan), Copeland’s Money-Flow Accounts and the Presentation Format of National Accounts (Abstract)

Catherine Van Rompaey (Statistics Canada) and Jeff Harris (Statistics Canada), Industry and Commodity Accounts in an Integrated SNA Framework: Challenges in the Canadian Context (Abstract)

Well-being Indicators

Anghel Irina (Institute of National Economy, Romanian Academy, Romania), Social Indicators System for the Social Risk Management in Romania (Abstract)

Olivia Ekert-Jaffé (National Institute for Demographic Studies, France), Demographic Features and the Links between Subjective Happiness and Perception of Welfare: A Biographical Perspective (Abstract)

Nicole Grunewald (University of Göttingen, Germany), Subjective Well-Being and the Impact from Climate Change(Abstract)

Kenneth Harttgen (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany), A Human Development Index by Internal Migrational Status (Abstract)

Suman Seth (Vanderbilt University, U.S.A. and University of Oxford, UK), A Class of Distribution and Association Sensitive Multidimensional Welfare Indices (Abstract)

Greening, Economic Growth and Productivity

Margherita Carlucci (‘Sapienza’ University of Rome, Italy) and Luca Salvati (Italian National Institute of Statistics), Economic Development as a Determinant of Desertification Risk: Exploring a local-EKC Hypothesis (Abstract)

Achal Kumar Gaur (Banaras Hindu University, India), Regional Disparities In Economic Growth : A Case Study of Indian States (Abstract)

Ilya Voskoboynikov (University of Groningen, the Netherlands), Vladimir Bessonov (Higher School of Economics, State University, Russia) and Elena Dryabina (Higher School of Economics, State University, Russia), Gas Only? Sources of Economic Growth in Major Sectors of the Russian Economy (Abstract)

Human Capital

Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada) and Ambrose Wong (Statistics Canada), Investment in Human Capital and the Output of the Education Sector in Canada (Abstract)

Kristian Koerselman (Åbo Akademi University, Finland), Admissible Statistics of Educational Achievement Scores (Abstract)

James McIntosh (Concordia University, Canada) and Martin D. Munk (Aalborg University, Denmark), Family Background and Changing Educational Choices in Denmark: An Application of the Correlated Mare Model (Abstract)

Blanca Cecilia Zuluaga (Universidad Icesi, Columbia and Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium), Quality of Social Networks and Educational Investment Decisions (Abstract)

Barbara Liberda (Warsaw University, Poland) and Anna Grochowska (Warsaw University, Poland), Measuring Human Capital with Latent Variables (Abstract)

Employer and Household Surveys

Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy) and Eliana Viviano (Bank of Italy), Extensive Vs. Intensive Margin: Changing Perspective on the Employment Rate (Abstract)

Bob McColl (Australian Bureau of Statistics), John Billing (Australian Bureau of Statistics) and Bindi Kindermann (Australian Bureau of Statistics), Update of the Canberra Group Handbook on Household Income Statistics (Abstract)

Roberto Zelli (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Nicholas T. Longford (SNTL and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain) and Maria Grazia Pittau (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Completing Sub-National Coverage of National Accounts: An Auxiliary Information Approach (Abstract)

PPP and Prices

Aashild Auglaend Johnsen (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration) and Ingvild Almaas (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), China’s Growth Miracle – Still Awaiting the Real Great Leap Forward? (Abstract)

Steivan Defilla (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland), The Physiological and Physical Purchasing Power (PhPP) of Money A Green Paradigm for Walrasian Real Wealth Measurement (Abstract)

Kyoji Fukao (Hitotsubashi University, Japan), Harry X. Wu (Hitotsubashi University, Japan) and Tangjun Yuan (Hitotsubashi University, Japan), Decomposition of Income Gaps between China, Japan and the United States for Circa 1935: A Production-side PPP Approach and Reconciliation of Production and Expenditure PPPS Estimates(Abstract)

Utz Reich (Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Germany), PPP’s for SDR’s? Towards a Coherent Measure of Global Inflation (Abstract)

Donald Roy (UK), The Use and Abuse of Parities in Comparisons of Specific Volumes; Some Case Studies (Abstract)


Plenary Session 3:The Impact of Globalisation I
Organiser and Chair: Peter van de Ven (Statistics Netherlands)

1. John Baldwin (Statistics Canada), Beiling Yan (Statistics Canada) and Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada), Export Market Dynamics and Plant-level Productivity: Impact of Tariff Reductions and Exchange Rate Cycles (Abstract)

2. Marcel P. Timmer (Groningen Growth and Development Centre, University of Groningen, the Netherlands), World Input-Output Database: Construction, Challenges and Applications (Abstract)

3. Wen-Hao Chen (OECD), Michael Förster (OECD) and Ana Llena-Nozal (OECD), The Impact of Globalisation on Rising Earnings Inequality: Empirical Evidence from OECD Countries (Abstract)

4. George Erber (German Institute for Economic Research), Alexandra Rudolph (German Institute for Economic Research) and Sebastian Weber (German Institute for Economic Research), Facing a Break Point in Global Inflation Transmission? (Abstract)

5. Indrajit Bairagya (Institute for Social and Economic Change, India), Liberalization, Informal Sector and Formal-Informal Sectors’ Relationship: A Study of India (Abstract)

6. Marie-Noëlle Jubénot (University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France), ChinAfrica and the Development of the Human Capital (Abstract)

Discussants: Dennis Fixler (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), Fabrice Lenglart (INSEE, France), and Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, USA)


Parallel Session 4A: Financial Services: Measurement and Impact
Organisers and Chairs: Adriaan Bloem and Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA)

1. Dennis Fixler (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) and Kim Zieschang (IMF), Deconstructing FISIM: Should Financial Risk Affect GDP? (Abstract)

2. Kyle Hood (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) Computing Nominal Bank Services: Accounting for Default(Abstract)

3. Robert Inklaar (University of Groningen, the Netherlands) and J. Christina Wang (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Real Output of Bank Services: What Counts Is What Banks Do, Not What They Own (Abstract)

4. Balbir Jain (University of Delhi, India), Microfinance, Redistribution and Poverty (Abstract)

5. Raju Jan Singh (World Bank) and Yifei Huang (Boston University, USA), Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa (Abstract)

6. Michael Wolf (Statistics Sweden), Holding Gains and the Loss of Theoretical Unity (Abstract)

7. Antonio Chessa ( Statistics Netherlands (CBS)), A New Method for Price and Volume Measurement of Non-Life Insurance Services for the Dutch National Accounts (Abstract)

Discussants: Robert J. Hill (University of Graz, Austria), Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada), Philippe Stauffer (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland), Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), Fabrice Lenglart (INSEE, France), Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Parallel Session 4B: Intergenerational Disadvantage
Organisers and Chairs: Markus Jäntti (Stockholm University, Sweden) and John Micklewright (Institute of Education, UK)

1. Francisco H.G. Ferreira (World Bank) and Jeremie Gignoux (Paris School of Economics, France), Educational Inequality and its Intergenerational Persistence: International Comparisons (Abstract)

2. Ricardo Sabates (University of Sussex, UK), Parental Education and Children’s Educational Access Over Time: Evidence from Six African Countries (Abstract)

3. Bruce Bradbury (University of New South Wales, Australia), Miles Corak (University of Ottawa, Canada), Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University, USA and London School of Economics, UK) and Elizabeth Washbrook (University of Bristol, UK), Inequality during the Early Years: Child Outcomes and Readiness to Learn in Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and United States (Abstract)

4. Peter Burton (Dalhousie University, Canada), Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University, Canada) and Lihui Zhang (Dalhousie University, Canada), From Parent to Child: Emerging Inequality in Outcomes for Children in Canada and the U.S (Abstract)

5. Bhashkar Mazumder (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, USA), Miles Corak (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Matthew Lindquist (Stockholm University, Sweden), A Comparison of Upward and Downward Intergenerational Mobility in Canada, Sweden and the United States (Abstract)

6. Jo Blanden (Surrey University, UK), Kathryn Wilson (Kent State University, USA), Robert Haveman (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) and Timothy Smeeding (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA), Understanding the Mechanisms Behind Intergenerational Persistence: A Comparison Between the US and UK (Abstract)

Discussants: Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada), Stephen Jenkins (University of Essex, UK), Lena Lindahl (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Parallel Session 4C: The Impact of Globalisation II
Organisers: Organising Committee
Chair: Albert Braakman (German Federal Statistical Office)

1. Adelheid Bürgi-Schmelz (IMF), Ralph Kozlow (IMF), Andrew Kitili (IMF), Mark van Wersch (IMF), and John Joisce (IMF), Recent Progress in Measuring FDI in the Wake of Globalization (Abstract)

2. Robert E. Lipsey (National Bureau of Economic Research, USA), Firm Globalization, Intangible Assets and the Measurement of National Output and Trade (Abstract)

3. Göran Svensson (Statistics Sweden), Jose Camacho (Statistics Sweden) and Gunnar Holm (Statistics Sweden),Global Manufacturing in Sweden GDP 1995-2008 (Abstract)

4. Kam Ki Tang (University of Queensland, Australia) and Amy Wagner (University of Queensland, Australia), Measuring Globalization Using Weighted Network Indexes (Abstract)

5. Kristian Taskinen (Statistics Finland), Tarja Hatakka (Statistics Finland) and Eeva Hamunen (Statistics Finland), Turnkey Projects Abroad–Challenge to Economic Statistics (Abstract)

6. Marjolijn Jaarsma (Statistics Netherlands) and Mark Vancauteren (Statistics Netherlands), Offshoring, Competition and Productivity (Growth) in Dutch Manufacturing and Service: An Empirical Assesment (Abstract)

Discussants: Merja Hult (Eurostat), Ruth Meier (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland), Andreas Maurer (World Trade Organization)

Parallel Session 4D: Surveys and Data Combination II
Organisers: Organising Committee
Chair: Philippe Van Kerm (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxemburg and University of Essex, UK)

1. Nick Buck (University of Essex, UK), Scale Issues in the Analysis of Spatial Variations in the Distribution of Household Income: Developments in Data Linkage in a New Longitudinal Study (Abstract)

2. Luc Christiaensen (United Nations University- World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)), Tim Thomas (World Bank), and Le Dang Trung (Copenhagen University, Denmark), Natural Disasters and Household Welfare – Evidence From Vietnam (Abstract)

3. Thesia Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA) and Kathleen Short (Census Bureau, USA), Combining Surveys for Poverty Measurement (Abstract)

4. Melanie Grosse (Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research, Germany) and Boris Branisa (Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research, Germany), Estimating the Stability of Poverty Analysis: Out-of-Sample Prediction in Dynamic Poverty Mapping (Abstract)

5. Yolanda Golan (Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel) and Shlomo Yitzhaki (Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel), Who Does Not Respond in the Social Survey: An Exercise in OLS and Gini Regressions (Abstract)

6. Uwe Fachinger (University of Vechta, Germany) and Ralf K. Himmelreicher (FDZ-RV Berlin, Germany), Mobility in Social Security Earnings Data since 1947 of West-German Men (Abstract)

Discussants: Richard Burkhauser (Cornell University, USA), Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Markus Grabka (DIW Berlin, Germany)


Nancy and Richard Ruggles Memorial Lecture
Session Chair: Stephen Jenkins (ISER, University of Essex, UK)
Honoured Guest Speaker: Francois Bourguignon (Paris School of Economics, France)
“Accounting for the Status Quo When Evaluating Tax Benefit Reforms”



Full day excursion



Plenary Session 5: Human Capital
Organiser and Chair: Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, USA)

1. Haizheng Li (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Yunling Liang (Georgia Institute of Technology),Barbara Fraumeni (University of Southern Maine, USA), Zhiqiang Liu (SUNY Buffalo, USA) and Xiaojun Wang (University of Hawaii, USA), Human Capital in China (Abstract)

2. Marco Mira (OECD) and Gang Liu (OECD), The OECD Project on Building Human Capital Accounts (Abstract)

3. Jhon James Mora (Universidad Icesi, Colombia and Universidad de Alcalá, Spain) and Juan Muro (Universidad de Alcalá, Spain), Diploma Earning Differences by Gender in Colombia (Abstract)

4. Mary O’Mahony (University of Birmingham, UK), Human Capital Formation and Continuous Training: Evidence for EU Countries (Abstract)

5. Michele Raitano (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) and Francesco Vona (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), School Heterogeneity, Parental Background and Tracking: Evidence from PISA 2006 (Abstract)

6. Simon Fietze (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany), Elke Holst (Deutsches Institut fur Wirtschaftsforschung, Germany) and Verena Tobsch (Helmut Schmidt University, Germany), Germany’s Next Top Manager: Does Personality explain the Gender Career Gap? (Abstract)

Discussants: Harry X. Wu (Hitotsubashi University, Japan), Patricia Ruggles (Orlin Research Inc., USA), Efrat Averbach (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics), Martin D. Munk (Aalborg University, Denmark), Kristian Koerselman (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)


Parallel Session 6A: Greening and Economic Growth
Organisers and Chairs: Steivan Defilla (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland) and Thesia Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA)

1. Bram Edens (Statistics Netherlands) and Mark de Haan (Statistics Netherlands), How the SEEA Contributes to Environmental Sustainability Policies (Abstract)

2. J.M Burniaux (OECD) and J. Chateau (OECD), Mitigation Potential of Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies: A General Equilibrium Assessment (Abstract)

3. Fabrice Lenglart (INSEE, France) and Christophe Lesieur (INSEE, France), CO2 Emissions from the Economic Circuit in France (Abstract)

4.Valentin Crastan (HTA Biel/Bienne, Switzerland), Climate Negotiation: The Case of Per Capita CO2 Targets(Abstract)

5. Tony Meagher (Monash University, Australia), P. D. Adams (Monash University, Australia) and Felicity Pang (Monash University, Australia), Climate Change Mitigation, Economic Growth and the Distribution of Income(Abstract)

6. Victor Yakovenko (University of Maryland, USA) and Anand Banerjee (University of Maryland, USA), Global Distribution and Inequality in Energy Consumption Compared with the Money, Wealth and Income Distributions and Inequality: Insights from Statistical Physics (Abstract)

Discussants: Steven Landfeld (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), Ruth Meier (Federal Statistical Office, Switzerland), and Roberto Zelli (University of Rome, Italy)

Parallel Session 6B: Well-Being across Time and Space
Organisers and Chairs: Joachim R. Frick (DIW Berlin, Germany) and Stephan Klasen, (University of Göttingen, Germany)

1. Siobhan Austen (Curtin University, Australia) and Gerry Redmond (The University of New South Wales, Australia), Male Earnings Inequality, Women’s Employment and Family Income Inequality in Australia, 1982 – 2007 (Abstract)

2. Henning Lohmann (German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)), Comparability of EU-SILC Survey and Register Data: The Relationship of Employment, Earnings and Poverty (Abstract)

3. Catherine Porter (University of Oxford, UK), Welfare Volatility or Measurement Error? Some Implications for Chronic Poverty Measurement (Abstract)

4. Arie Kapteyn (RAND), James P. Smith (RAND) and Arthur van Soest (Tilburg University, the Netherlands), Are Americans Really Less Happy with Their Incomes? (Abstract)

5. Christoph Wunder (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) and Johannes Schwarze (DIW Berlin and IZA Bonn), What (if anything) do Satisfaction Scores Tell Us About the Intertemporal Change in Living Conditions?(Abstract)

6. Gaston Yalonetzky (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, UK), Measuring Group Disadvantage with Indices Based On Relative Distributions (Abstract)

Discussants: Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France), Conchita D’Ambrosio (Universita di Milano Bicocca, Italy) , Carola Gruen (University of Goettingen, Germany), and Markus Jaentti (Stockholm University, Sweden)


Parallel Session 6C: Productivity and Economic Growth
Organisers: Organising Committee
Chair: Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

1. Stephen Broadberry (University of Warwick, UK), Bruce Campbell (Queen’s University, Ireland), Alexander Klein (University of Warwick, UK), Mark Overton (University of Exeter, UK) and Bas van Leeuwen (University of Warwick, UK), British Economic Growth, 1270-1870 (Abstract)

2. Suresh Aggarwal (University of Delhi, India), Abdul Azeez Erumban (University of Groningen, the Netherlands), Deb Kusum Das (Indian Council for Research and Economic Relations (ICRIER), India) and Deepika Wadhwa (ICRIER, India), India’s Economic Growth: Accumulation or Productivity (Abstract)

3. Gaaitzen de Vries (University of Groningen, the Netherlands), Productivity in a Distorted Market: The Case of Brazil’s Retail Sector (Abstract)

4. Terje Skjerpen (Statistics Norway), Øivind Anti Nilsen (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), Arvid Raknerud (Statistics Norway) and Marina Rybalka (Statistics Norway), The Importance of Skill Measurement for Growth Accounting (Abstract)

5. Adam Szirmai (Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology (MERIT), the Netherlands) and Bart Verspagen (MERIT, the Netherlands), Is Manufacturing Still an Engine of Growth in Developing Countries? (Abstract)

6. Harry X. Wu (Hitotsubashi University, Japan) and Ximing Yue (Renmin University, China), Accounting for Labor Input in Chinese Industry 1949-2005 (Abstract)

Discussants: Nick Oulton (London School of Economics, UK), Adam Szirmai (MERIT, Netherlands), Jorge Friedman (Universidad de Santiago de Chile), Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada), Stephen Broadberry (University of Warwick, UK), and Mary O’Mahony (University of Birmingham, UK)


Parallel Session 6D: Poverty and Deprivation
Organisers: Organising Committee
Chair: Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK)

1. Valerie Berenger (Université de Nice, France) and Florent Bresson (Université d’Orléans, France), On the “Pro-Poorness” of Growth in a Multidimensional Context (Abstract)

2. Lidia Ceriani (Universita’ Bocconi, Italy) and Chiara Gigliarano (Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy), A Inter-Temporal Relative Deprivation Index (Abstract)

3. Giacomo Damioli (University of Essex, UK), How and Why the Dynamics of Poverty Differ Across European Countries (Abstract)

4. John P. Haisken-DeNew (University of Bochum and RWI Essen, Germany and McMaster University, Canada) and Sonja C. Kassenboehmer (RWI Essen and University of Bochum, Germany), Social Jealousy and Stigma: Negative Externalities of Social Assistance Payments in Germany (Abstract)

5. Geranda Notten (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Keetie Roelen (Maastricht University, the Netherlands), Cross-national Comparisons of Multidimensional Child Poverty in the European Union; Puzzling with the Few Pieces that the EU-SILC Provides (Abstract)

6. Ive Marx (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Pieter Vandenbroucke (University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Work as an Antidote to Poverty? An Empirical Analysis for EU Countries(Abstract)

Discussants: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada), Olga Cantó (Instituto de Estudios Fiscales, Spain), Alari Paulus (University of Essex, UK), and Panos Tsakloglou (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)



Second Poster Session

Poverty, Deprivation and Exclusion

Francisco Azpitarte (Universidade de Vigo, Spain and London School of Economics, UK), Measuring Poverty Using Both Income and Wealth: Does the Integration Method Matter? (Abstract)

Hasan Basarir (University of York, UK), Poor, Multidimensionally Speaking:Evidence from South Africa (Abstract)

Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany), Tobias Lechtenfeld (University of Göttingen, Germany) and Felix Povel (University of Göttingen, Germany), What about the Women? Female Headship, Poverty and Vulnerability in Thailand and Vietnam (Abstract)

Achal Gaur (Banaras Hindu University, India), Estimating Deprivation and Inequality in Human Well Beings: A Case Study of Indian States (Abstract)

Bob McColl (Australian Bureau of Statistics) and John Billing (Australian Bureau of Statistics), Bindi Kindermann (Australian Bureau of Statistics) Improving our Understanding and Measures of Economic Hardship: Australia’s Development of a Low Consumption Possibilities Framework (Abstract)

Emma Samman (University of Oxford, UK and University of Sussex UK) and Maria Emma Santos (University of Oxford, UK and Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina), Transitions In Income Poverty and Multidimensional Wellbeing: An Empirical Exploration of Chile, 2006-2009 (Abstract)

Income Distribution, Inequality and Wealth

Andreas Peichl (IZA Bonn, Germany and University of Essex, UK), Mathias Dolls (University of Cologne and Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)), Germany), and Clemens Fuest (University of Oxford, UK and IZA, Germany) , Automatic Stabilizers, Economic Crisis, and Income Distribution in Europe (Abstract)

Seth Omondi Gor (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Inequality and Child Survival in Kenya: A Probit Model Approach(Abstract)

Maria Molnar (Institute of National Economy of the Romanian Academy, Romania), Income Distribution in Romania(Abstract)

Nico Pestel (Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and University of Cologne, Germany), Andreas Peichl (Institute for the Study of Labor, Germany) and Hilmar Schneider (Institute for the Study of Labor and DIW-Berlin, Germany), “Does Size Matter? The Impact of Changes in Household Structure on Income Distribution in Germany(Abstract)

Janneke Pieters (University of Groningen, the Netherlands), Ana I. Moreno-Monroy (University of Groningen, the Netherlands), Abdul A. Erumban (University of Groningen, the Netherlands), Formal-Informal Linkages and Informal Sector Dynamics: Evidence from India (Abstract)

M. Yusof Saari (University of Groningen, the Netherlands), Sources of Growth in Income and Inequality Among Ethnic Groups in Malaysia for 1970-2000 (Abstract)

Laurence G. Taff, An Analysis of Annual Household Income From the Survey Of Consumer Finances (Abstract)

Asena Caner (TOBB University of Economics and Technology), Income Inequality in Turkey, 1994-2006: Decomposition of the Change (Abstract)

Inter-generational and Income Mobility

Irene Brunetti (University of Pisa, Italy), Intergenerational Mobility in Italy (Abstract)

Rosalia Castellano (University of Naples, Italy) and Gennaro Punzo (University of Naples, Italy), The Employment Status as a Dimension of the Intergenerational Mobility: Evidence from European Countries (Abstract)

Veronica Eberharter (University of Innsbruck, Austria), Social Exclusion, Occupational Dynamics and Intergenerational Income Mobility – Germany and the United States Compared (Abstract)

Pirmin Fessler (Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria), Peter Mooslechner (Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria) and Martin Schuerz (Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria), Intergenerational Transmission of Educational Attainment in Austria (Abstract)

Pensions and Retirement Issues

Michael V. Leonesio (Social Security Administration, USA), Benjamin Bridges (Social Security Administration, USA) and Linda Del Bene (Social Security Administration, USA), The Increasing Labor-force Participation of Older Workers and its Effect on U.S. Retirement Income (Abstract)

Elisabetta Magnani (University of New South Wales, Australia), Vertical Disintegration and Training: Evidence from a Matched Employer-Employee Survey (Abstract)


Chung Choe (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg) and Vincent Hildebrand (York University, Canada), Eva Sierminska (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg and DIW Berlin, Germany), Immigrants, Assimilation and Wealth Portfolio Choices(Abstract)

Vincent Corluy (University of Antwerp, Belgium) and Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium), Immigration and income and employment position: A comparison of Belgium with three other European countries (Abstract)

Maria Noel Pi Alperin (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg and Université Montpellier, France), Philippe Van Kerm (CEPS/INSTEAD and University of Essex, UK) and Vincent Hildebrand (Glendon College, York University, Canada and CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg), Measuring and Accounting for the ‘Deprivation Gap’ of Portuguese Immigrants in Luxembourg (Abstract)


Parallel Session 7A: Micro-Macro Integration
Organiser and Chair: Philippe Stauffer (Swiss Federal Statistical Office)

1. Alessandra Coli (Department University of Pisa, Italy) and Francesca Tartamella (ISTAT, Italy), Micro-Macro Integration: Survey Data on Household Income for the Estimate of the Italian GDP (Abstract)

2. Ilja Kristian Kavonius (European Central Bank and the University of Helsinki, Finland) and Veli-Matti Törmälehto (European Central Bank), Integrating Micro and Macro Accounts – The Linkages Between Euro Area Household Wealth Survey and Aggregate Balance Sheets for Households (Abstract)

3. Maryse Fesseau (INSEE, France) and Sylvie Le Laidier (INSEE, France), Social Disparities Between Groups of Households Within a National Accounts Framework: A Breakdown of Household Accounts (Abstract)

4. Bob McColl (Australian Bureau of Statistics), John Billing (Australian Bureau of Statistics) and Bindi Kindermann (Australian Bureau of Statistics), Micro and Macro Economic Estimates for Australian Households: Recent Developments and Future Directions (Abstract)

5. Andrea Neri (Bank of Italy) and Roberta Zizza (Bank of Italy), Income Reporting Behaviour in the SHIW (Abstract)

6. Zofia Barbara Liberda (Warsaw University and Statistics Poland), Marek Cierpial-Wolan (Statistics Poland), and Wladyslaw Wieslaw Lagodzinski (Statistics Poland), Combining of Survey and Administrative Data for Cross-Border Areas (Abstract)

Discussants: Dennis Fixler (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), Albert Braakman (German Federal Statistical Office) and Thesia Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA)


Parallel Session 7B: Economic Insecurity, Demography and Well-Being
Organisers and Chairs: Gordon Anderson (University of Toronto, Canada) and Conchita D’Ambrosio (University of Milan Bicocca, Italy)

1. Andrew Clark (Paris School of Economics, France), Andreas Knabe (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany) and Steffen Rätzel (University of Magdeburg, Germany), Boon or Bane? Others’ Unemployment, Well-Being and Job Insecurity(Abstract)

2. Carlos Gradin (Universidade de Vigo, Spain), Coral del Rio (Universidade de Vigo, Spain), and Olga Canto (Instituto de Estudios Fiscales and Universidade de Vigo, Spain), Measuring Poverty Accounting for Time (Abstract)

3. Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada and Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA), Tanzania), Measuring Economic Insecurity and Vulnerability as Part of Economic Well-Being: Concepts and Context (Abstract)

4. Brian Bucks (U.S. Federal Reserve Board), Economic Uncertainty in the United States: Measurement and Trends(Abstract)

5. Andrea Brandolini (Bank of Italy), Silvia Giuseppina Magri (Bank of Italy) and Timothy Smeeding (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA), Asset-Related Measures of Poverty (Abstract)

6. Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa, Canada) and Kevin Moore (Statistics Canada), On the Replacement Adequacy of Canada’s Retirement Income System Estimates Using Statistics Canada’s LifePaths Microsimulation Model (Abstract)

Discussant: Sonja Kassenböhmer (RWI Essen, Germany), Indranil Dutta (University of Manchester, UK), Gaston Yalonetzky (University of Oxford, UK), and Edward Wolff (New York University, USA), Timothy Smeeding (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Parallel Session 7C: Price Comparisons I
Organiser: D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia)
Chair: Alan Heston (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

1. Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada), New Methodological Developments for the International Comparison Program (ICP) (Abstract)

Supplementary Documents: ICP Handbook Chapter 7ICP Handbook Chapter 8

2. Robert J. Hill (University of Graz, Austria) and Iqbal Syed (University of New South Wales, Australia), The International Comparisons Program and the Country-Product-Dummy Method: An Application to the Asia-Pacific Region (Abstract)

3. Robert Inklaar (University of Groningen, the Netherlands) and Marcel Timmer (University of Groningen, the Netherlands), “Real Output, Expenditure and Terms of Trade Across Countries: An International Input-Output Approach” (Abstract)

4. Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany), Levels and Trends in Absolute Poverty in the World: What we know and what we don’t (Abstract)

5. Ankita Mishra (Monash University, Australia) and Ranjan Ray (Monash University, Australia), Prices, Inequality and Poverty: Methodology and Indian Evidence (Abstract)

6. Bettina Aten (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA) and Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), Comparing the Consistency of Price Parities for Regions of the U.S. in an Economic Approach Framework (Abstract)

Discussants: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta, Canada), D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia), Adam Szirmai (MERIT, the Netherlands), Paul Segal (University of Oxford, UK), Ingvild Almas (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

Parallel Session 7D: Inequalities
Organisers: Organising Committee
Chair: Francisco H.G. Ferreira (World Bank)

1. Bjorn Gustafsson (University of Göteborg, Sweden and Institute of Labor (IZA), Germany) and Ding Sai (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), The Growing Number of Non-Workers in Urban China – Causes and Distributional Consequences (Abstract)

2. Vamsi Vakulabharanam (University of Hyderabad, India), Wei Zhong (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China) and Xue Jinjun (Nagoya University, Japan), Does Class Count? Class Structure and Worsening Inequality in China and India (Abstract)

3. Philippe Van Kerm (CEPS/INSTEAD, Luxembourg), Generalized Measures of Wage Differentials (Abstract)

4. Panos Tsakloglou (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Tim Callan (ESRI, Ireland), Kieran Coleman (ESRI, Ireland), Conchita D’Ambrosio (Università di Milano-Bicocca and DIW, Berlin), Klaas de Vos (CentERdata, Tilburg University), Joachim R. Frick (DIW Berlin), Chiara Gigliarano (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona), Tim Goedemé (Centre for Social Policy Herman Deleeck, University of Antwerp), Markus M. Grabka (DIW Berlin), Olaf Groh-Samberg (DIW Berlin), Claire Keane (ESRI, Dublin), Christos Koutsambelas (Athens University of Economics and Business and CERES), Stijn Lefebure (Centre for Social Policy Herman Deleeck, University of Antwerp), Mattia Makovec (Universidad de Chile), Killian Mullan (University of Essex, UK), Tim Smeeding (Luxembourg Income Study and University of Wisconsin-Madison), Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK), Gerlinde Verbist (University of Antwerp, Belgium), and Francesca Zantomio (University of Essex, UK) Distributional Effects of Non-Cash Incomes in Seven European Countries (Abstract)

5. Elisabetta Magnani (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Anu Rammohan (University of Western Australia), Competition for Care? Care-Giving to the Elderly and Children’s Education in the Face of Bequest-regulating Social Norms (Abstract)

6. Andreas Peichl (Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany) and Erwin Ooghe (KU Leuven, Belgium), Optimal/Fair Taxation and Partial Control: Theory and Evidence (Abstract)

Discussants: Janneke Pieters (University of Groningen), Patricia Ruggles (Orlin Research Inc., USA), Markus Jäntti (Stockholm University, Sweden), Lidia Ceriani (Universita’ Bocconi, Italy)


Parallel Session 8A: Price Comparisons II
Organiser and Chair: D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia)

1. Ingvild Almas (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), and Erik Sorenesen (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration),The Geary-Allen World Accounts (Abstract)

2. John S. Greenlees (Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA) and Robert B. McClelland (Bureau of Labor Statistics, USA), Superlative Consumer Price Indexes for Apparel Using U.S. Scanner Data (Abstract)

3. Sylvie Michaud (Statistics Canada), Karen Mihorean (Statistics Canada) and Eric Olson (Statistics Canada), Measuring Canadian Low Income across Regions: Local Thresholds or Spatial Price Index Adjustments? (Abstract)

4. Carlo Milana (Birkbeck College, University of London, UK), Solving the Index-Number Problem in a Historical Perspective (Abstract)

5. Nicholas Oulton (London School of Economics, UK), How to Measure Living Standards and Productivity (Abstract)

6. Matteo M. Pelagatti (University of Milan, Italy), Price Indexes across Space and Time and the Stochastic Properties of Prices (Abstract)

Discussants: Paul Segal (University of Oxford, UK), Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia, Canada), Ranjan Ray (Monash University, Australia), Marshall Reinsdorf (Bureau of Economic Analysis, USA), and Robert Hill (University of Graz, Austria)

Parallel Session 8B: Immigration and Well-Being
Organiser and Chair: Miles Corak (University of Ottawa, Canada)

1. Jhon James Mora (Universidad Icesi, Colombia), Remittances and Labor Participation in a Developping Country(Abstract)

2. Raju Jan Singh (World Bank), Markus Haacker (International Monetary Fund) and Kyung-woo Lee (Columbia University, USA), Determinants and Macroeconomic Impact of Remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa (Abstract)

3. Jorge R. Friedman (Universidad de Santiago de Chile) and Carlos F Yevenes (Universidad de Santiago de Chile), Immigration Status and Criminal Violence: How Much More Dangerous are Natives than Immigrants? (Abstract)

4. Olof Åslund (Institute for Labour Market Policy and Evaluation, Sweden), Per-Anders Edin (Upsalla University, Sweden), Peter Fredriksson (Upsalla University, Sweden) and Hans Grönqvist (Swedish Institute for Social Research, Sweden), Peers, Neighborhoods and Immigrant Student Achievement – Evidence from a Placement Policy (Abstract)

5. Elena Gross (University of Göttingen, Germany), Well-being of Youth with Migration Background in Germany(Abstract)

6. Peter Burton (Dalhousie University, Canada), Shelley Phipps (Dalhousie University, Canada), and Lihui Zhang (Dalhousie University, Canada) The Well-Being of Immigrant Children and Parents in Canada (Abstract)

Discussants: Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany), and Joachim Frick (DIW Berlin, Germany)

Parallel Session 8C: Human Capital II
Organisers: Organising Committee
Chair: Alice Nakamura (University of Alberta, Canada)

1. Efrat Averbach (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics), Osnat Hazan (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics), Aviad Tur-Sinai (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics), Tom Caplan (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics) and Dmitri Romanov (Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics), Immigration, Occupation, Education and Their Influence on the Human Capital in Israel (Abstract)

2. Ariel Coremberg (Economic Commission for Latin America, Argentina), The Economic Value of Human Capital and Education in an Unstable Economy: the Case of Argentina (Abstract)

3. Arto Kokkinen (European University Institute (EUI) – Statistics Finland), Assessing Human Capital in the National Accounts Frame – Is there a Feedback to Theory? (Abstract)

4. Jacques Silber (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) and Joseph Deutsch (Bar-Ilan University, Israel), Estimating an Educational Production Function for Five Countries of Latin America on the Basis of the PISA data (Abstract)

5. Nadia Di Veroli (Italian Institute of Statistics) and Francesca Tartamella (Italian Institute of Statistics), The Challenge of Building Education Satellite Account and the Link with Human Capital Account (Abstract)

6. Hui Wei (Australian Bureau of Statistics), Measuring an Option Value of Investment in Education: A Lifetime Labour Income Approach (Abstract)

Discussants: Francesco Vona (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Gang Liu (OECD), Barbara Liberda (Warsaw University, Poland), Michele Raitano (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

Parallel Session 8D: Economic Insecurity, Demography and Well-Being II
Organisers: Organising Committee
Chair: Lars Osberg (Dalhousie University, Canada)

1. Walter Bossert (University of Montreal, Canada) and Conchita D’Ambrosio (Universita di Milano-Bicocca, DIW Berlin, Germany and Universita Bocconi, Italy), Measuring Economic Insecurity (Abstract)

2. Stephen Jenkins (University of Essex, UK), Spaghetti Unravelled: A Model-Based Description of Differences in Income-Age Trajectories (Abstract)

3. Peder J. Pedersen (University of Aarhus, Denmark), A Panel Study of Immigrant Poverty Dynamics and Income Mobility – Denmark, 1984 –2007 (Abstract)

4. Felix Povel (University of Göttingen, Germany), Vulnerability to Downside Risk and Poverty in Vietnam (Abstract)

5. Indranil Dutta (University of Manchester, UK), James Foster (Vanderbilt University, USA) and Ajit Mishra (University of Bath, UK), On Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty (Abstract)

6. Nicholas Rohde (University of Queensland, Australia), Kam Ki Tang (University of Queensland, Australia) and D.S. Prasada Rao (University of Queensland, Australia) Measuring Income Insecurity: Analysis of Income Data from the United States, Britain and Germany (Abstract)

Discussants: Michael Wolfson (University of Ottawa, Canada), Holly Sutherland (University of Essex, UK), Stephan Klasen (University of Göttingen, Germany)