Update on IARIW Activities from the Executive Director January 8, 2021


January 8, 2020

Dear IARIW Member,

This email updates members on the three IARIW conferences planned for 2021, the special conference on intangible capital in London in late June, the General Conference in Oslo in August, and the special conference on income and wealth in Africa in Tanzania in October.

At this time, it is hoped that the conferences can take place in-person, with arrangements for virtual participation for those unable to attend. The uncertainly over the pace of COVID vaccination and the timing of the resumption of international travel without quarantine restrictions means that final decisions on whether the conference will go ahead as in-person events, become totally virtual conferences, or are postponed, cannot be made at this time. The IARIW and local conference organizers are monitoring the situation closely and will inform the membership regarding each conference when a final decision is made.

IARIW-ESCoE Conference on Intangible Capital, London, UK

The IARIW, in partnership with the UK Economics Statistics Centre of Excellence (ESCoE), is hosting a conference on the measurement of intangible investments and their implications for growth and productivity at King’s College London, June 24-25, 2021. The program committee has now selected 24 papers for presentation from leading and upcoming researchers in the intangible capital field. The preliminary program is available hereMembers will be informed when the conference website and the registration portal are open.

36th IARIW General ConferenceOslo, Norway

The 36th IARIW General Conference, originally planned for August 2020, has been postponed to August 16-20, 2021 and will still take place in Oslo, with Statistics Norway the local organizer. The program for the conference has been carried over from 2020 event and is posted here. Members will be informed immediately of any decision to not go ahead with an in-person event.

Call for Papers for IARIW-TNBS Conference on Income, Wealth and Well-being in Africa, Arusha, Tanzania

The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW), in partnership with the Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics (TNBS), is hosting a conference on the measurement of income, wealth and well-being in Africa, scheduled for October 7-9, 2021, in Arusha, Tanzania. The main aim of the conference is to advance our understanding on issues related to measuring national accounts, prices, productivity, income and wealth distribution, poverty, and economic well-being in the countries of Africa through an examination of past experiences related to the measurement of trends in these variables and the identification of future measurement challenges. Please see the call for papers for more information.

Persons interested in presenting a paper at the conference are invited to submit a proposal by February 28, 2021. Selected papers from the conference will be published in a supplementary issue of the Review of Income and Wealth.

Other IARIW Updates

Membership Renewal- Individual members who have not pre-paid the membership for 2021 will receive a renewal invoice shortly. Renewals for institutional members will also be sent out later this month.

New Website- Late last year, the IARIW revamped its website. The new website has the same structure as the old website, but has a more modern design. Check out the new look at https://iariw.org/ .

I would like to wish the membership all the best for the new year, which we all hope will be better than 2020. I hope to see many of you at IARIW in-person events in 2021.

If you have any questions related to any aspect of the conferences, please contact me.

Best Regards,

Andrew Sharpe
Executive Director
International Association for Research in Income and Wealth
170 Laurier Avenue W, Suite 604
Ottawa, Canada K1P 5V5
(613) 233-8891