7th World KLEMS conference 12-13 October, 2022

The seventh conference of World KLEMS will be held on 12-13 October 2022 at the University of Manchester, hosted by The Productivity Institute at the Alliance Manchester Business School. The conference will host about 100 participants, 4 plenary sessions and 12-18 parallel sessions, an opening keynote and a dinner speech, accommodating between 60 and 80 papers.
Currently this conference is slated as an in-person event, starting with an evening reception on October 11th and finishing with a farewell reception in the late afternoon of October 13.

Update 2022 Conference

Date: 11 June 2022
The preliminary program of the conference is now available below. Presenters are requested to submit their paper by September 15th at the latest, as each session will have discussants who require an advance copy. Papers can be submitted to WORLDKLEMSpga@gmail.com. Please register for the conference using the button below.
We recommend you book your hotel accommodation at a preferential rate of £93 per night at the Hyatt Regency Manchester on the UoM campus. This hotel is within walking distance from the conference venues and other dinner places. Rooms have been blocked for nights of 11th, 12th and 13th October. Participants would need to book through the link below using promotional code 254026. Note that a limited number of rooms are available at this rate, therefore please book early if possible.

Please let us know if you have questions at WORLDKLEMSpga@gmail.com.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Manchester in October.

Program, version 7 July

Tuesday 11 October 2022

Location: Alliance Manchester Business School

Tribute session for Professor Dale Jorgenson

Room: Penthouse
Short presentations on Dale’s contributions to KLEMS Productivity and Growth Accounting
Personal memories from KLEMS community
18:00-21:30: Reception and informal dinner

Day 1, Wednesday 12 October 2022

Location: Core Technology Facility
9:00-10:00: Opening Remarks and Keynote Dalton Room Jonathan Haskel
10:15-12:15: Plenary session 1: Digital and Intangibles Dalton Room
Productivity slowdown in advanced economies and organisational structures Diane Coyle
Declining Capital Formation in Japan and the Role of Intangibles: Empirical Studies Using Industry-level Data Tsutomu Miyagawa
Organizational capital, knowledge diffusion and productivity in the digital age F. Bontadini, C. Jona-Lasinio, Giuseppe Nicoletti
Do organizational competencies complement the positive impact of ICT and innovation on industry-level productivity? Bart Van Ark, Klaas de Vries, Abdul Erumban
12:15-1:15: Lunch 'The Street', outside Dalton Room
1:15-3:15: Parallel Sessions (4 papers each)
Why is productivity slowing down? François Lafond, I. Goldin, P. Koutroumpis and J. Winkler
Skill biased technical change revisited: evidence from EU KLEMS Mary O'Mahony, Kate Robinson and Michela Vecchi
Productivity and structural change: UK in an international context Ana Rincon Aznar
Productivity Growth and Spillovers across European Industries: A Global Value Chain Perspective Based on EURO KLEMS Robin Sickles
Japan/China/Russia KLEMS
Alternative Measures for Japan's Productivity Growth and the Role of Missing Inputs Erwin Diewert and Koji Nomura
Secular Stagnation of Labor Productivity and Real Wage in Japan: An Empirical Analysis Based on the JIP Database 2021 and Firm/Establishment-Level Data Kyoji Fukao
China’s Industry-Level Productivity Measurement in a Digitalized Economy Xuemei Jia
Intermediate goods and Russian growth in 2003-2018 Ilya Voskoboynikov
Physical Capital
Analysis of capital related productivity indicators disseminated by Eurostat Nadia Di Veroli
Estimating Capital Stock in North Korea and Its Implications Minjung Kim
Spanish capital stock at the regional level. Methodology and (some) results Matilde Mas
Capital measurement plays a fundamental role for productivity analysis. Belen Zinni
3:15-3:30 Break 'The Street', outside Dalton Room
3:30-5:30 2 Parallel Sessions (4 papers each)
Updated US integrated accounts data, analyzing sources of growth pre-pandemic compared to 2020. Mathew Russell, Jon Samuels, Lucy Eldridge
Contours of post-Covid recovery: A production function approach S. Ghosh, P. Gopalakrishnan and Debojyoti Mazumder
Taxes, Subsidies, and Productivity Measurement in the Covid Era Corby Garner, Susan Powers
Covid-19 Pandemic and Total Factor Productivity in the Quarterly Model of Korea (2000-2021) Hak Pyo
Measurement applications 1
An econometric method for decomposing TFP into input specific productivities Peter Zadrozny
Made in the world: Measuring the productivity of Global Value Chains Wenyin Cheng
The BLS measurement of hours worked for productivity growth based on hours paid from its establishment survey Sabrina Pabilonia
China's Resource Misallocation Revisited from An Ownership Structure Perspective David T. Liang
6:00-9:00 Reception and dinner Location: The Whitworth Art Gallery

Day 2, Thursday 13 October 2022, Core Technology Facility

Location: Core Technology Facility
9.00-10.30 Plenary session 2: Measurement (3 papers) Dalton Room
Comparing productivity growth across databases Reitze Gouma, Robert Inklaar
Constructing real world indices of output, expenditure and prices Nicholas Oulton
Latest developments in OECD work on Inter-Country Input-Output (ICIO) tables Colin Webb
10.45-12.15 3 Parallel sessions (3 papers each)
Determinants of Total Factor Productivity Growth: Sectoral Evidence from India KLEMS B.N.Goldar, Sadhan Kumar Chattopadhyay, S. Joshi
The role of market services in India's post-reform economic growth Pilu Das and S. Dutta
Labour productivity in India: An analysis of regional and sectoral sources S. Aggarwal, H. Behera, Abdul A. Erumban, S. Nath, S. Sengupta
Level comparisons for 8 Latin American countries. PPP measurement at the industry level Wulong Gu and André Hofman
Knowledge intensity and productivity in Latin America Andre Hofman
Trade Restrictions and Labour Productivity in Latin American Countries Ricardo Monge-Gonzalez, Nanno Mulder and Luis Rivera
Global productivity
Productivity Convergence Across Sectors: Are Poor Countries Catching Up With Rich Countries? Robert Inklaar and Ryan Marapin
Sectoral Decomposition of Convergence in Labor Productivity: A Re-examination from a New Dataset Hideaki Matsuoka
Differences in Construction Productivity and Income Gap Kunal Sen
12:15-1:15 Lunch 'The Street', outside Dalton Room
1.15-3.15 3 Parallel Sessions (3 papers each)
Measurement applications (2)
Skill demands: evidence from online platforms Elodie Andrieu
Measuring the value of free digital goods John Lourenze Poquiz
Micro-Growth Accounting (MGA) Victor Elias
The KLEMS experience in Mexico and its impact at the national level Francisco Guillen
Productivity data and minimum wage negotiations in Colombia Alejo Nicolas Romero et al.
Technological differences in Costa Rica Slon Pablo and Alberto Vindas
Comparative KLEMS
From Socialist Planning to Market: How Do China, India and Russia Diverge in Growth and Productivity Performance? Abdul A. Erumban
Latin American productivity compared with Russia Robert Stehrer and Tomás Gálvez
Effects of Innovation and ICT on Structural Change and Productivity Growth: Insights from the latest KLEMS Dataset Khuong Vu
3:30-5:00 3 Parallel Sessions (4 papers each)
Micro applications
Using ONS firm-level survey data sources for the UK to compute firm-level markups Russell Black
European business dynamism, firm responsiveness, and the role of market power and technology Javier Miranda
High-skilled immigration and firm-level productivity in Australia Cem Ozguzel
Evaluation of R&D subsidies in the case of industry-specific technology stocks with spill-overs Dirk Verwerft
Human Capital
Human Capital Growth - with region and gender in perspective Gang Liu and Barbara Fraumeni
Health Human Capital and Its Contribution to Economic Growth Wulong Gu
Human Capital Measurement: Quantity vs. Quality and Individual vs. Aggregate Li Hiazheng, Qinyi Liu, Xianfang Xiong, Xiaobei Zhang
Country Human Capital and Total Wealth Kenan Karakulah and Stefanie Onder
A comprehensive approach to understanding urban productivity effects of local governments Rudiger Ahrend
U.S. Labor Market Competitiveness by Region and Industry Jon Samuels and Mun Ho
Regional mobility and human capital Augustin DeCoulon, Larrisa Marioni and Mary O'Mahony
The effect on employment and industrial productivity from mass lay-offs between 2007 and 2018 across small regions (TL3) in Europe Wessel Vermeulen
5:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception 'The Street', outside Dalton Room

Programming committee

  • Bart van Ark, University of Manchester (Conference Chair 2022)
  • Barbara M. Fraumeni, Central University for Economics and Finance, Beijing
  • Andre Hofman, University of Santiago
  • Paul Schreyer, OECD
  • Erich Strassner, Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Lucy Eldridge, Bureau of Labour Statistics
  • Rebecca Riley, King’s College London
  • Cecilia Jona-Lasinio, Luiss, Rome
  • Matilde Mas, IVIE, University of Valencia
  • Abdul Erumban, University of Groningen
  • Khuong Vu, National University Singapore
  • Mun Ho, Harvard-China Project
  • Tsutomu Miyagawa, RIETI, Gakushuin University
  • Vanessa Alviarez, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Organizing committee

  • Bart van Ark, University of Manchester - Conference chair 2022
  • Trina Ott, Harvard University - Participant management and programming
  • Reitze Gouma, University of Groningen - Registration, website and online services
  • Michael Livesey, University of Manchester - Manchester logistics
  • Contact

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