Mini-Conference at University of Oxford, April 8-9, 2010

Department of Economics, Manor Road Building

 

International Comparisons of Prices, Income and Productivity

Peter Neary, Organizer

 

                       

Map of Locations


Photos (thanks to Bettina Aten):

 

THURSDAY, April 8, 2010

 

9:15 a.m.         Introductions and welcome

 

Session I:  Theory of International Comparisons

 

9:30–10:20      A Revealed Preference Aggregation Theorem

Ian Crawford, Oxford (with L. Cherchye, B. De Rock and F. Vermeulen)

Discussant: Erwin Diewert, UBC

 

10:20–10:50    Break

 

10:50–11:40    A General Blueprint for International Productivity Comparison

Bert Balk, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Discussant: Peter Neary, Oxford

 

11:40–11:55    Break

 

11:55–12:45    Some Extensions of the Country-Product-Dummy Method for Comparing Price Levels Across Countries: An Application to the Asia-Pacific Region

Robert Hill, University of Graz (with Iqbal Syed)

Discussant: D.S. Prasada Rao, University of Queensland

 

12.45–2:15      Lunch outside Seminar Room G

 

Session II:  Comparing Real Incomes

 

2:15–3:05        Comparing Real Income of Regions of the US in an Economic Approach Framework

Bettina Aten, Bureau of Economic Analysis and Marshall Reinsdorf, Bureau of Economic Analysis 

Discussant: Nick Oulton, LSE

 

3.05–3.35        Break

 

3:35–4:25        Poverty Reduction in India – New Evidence Based on Micro Data

Ingvild Almεs, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (with Anders Grψn Kjelsrud and Rohini Somanathan)

Discussant: Paul Segal, Oxford

 

4:25–4.40        Break

 

4:40–5:30        The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: True PPPs for 141 Countries

Nick Oulton, LSE

Discussant: Robert Feenstra, UC Davis

 

 

FRIDAY, April 9, 2010

 

Session III:  GDP and Convergence

 

9:30–10:20      Banking sector output measurement: a new approach

                        Robert Inklaar, University of Groningen (with A. Colangelo)

Discussant:  Ina Simonovska, UC Davis

 

10:20–10:50    Break

 

10:50–11:40    How Big is China? And Other Puzzles in the Measurement of Real GDP

Robert Feenstra, UC Davis (with Hong Ma, J. Peter Neary and D.S. Prasada Rao)

Discussant: Marshall Reinsdorf, Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

11:40–11:55    Break

 

Session IV:  Trade

 

11:55–12:45    Elasticity of Trade: Estimates and Evidence

Ina Simonovska, UC Davis (with Michael E. Waugh)

Discussant: Robert Inklaar, University of Groningen

 

12.45–2:15      Lunch outside Seminar Room G

 

Session IV:  Trade (cont.)

 

2:15–3:05        Real output, expenditure and terms of trade across countries: An international input-output approach

                        Marcel Timmer, University of Groningen (with Robert Inklaar)

Discussant: Robert Hill, University of Graz

 

3.05–3.35        Break

 

Session V:  Round Table on ICP (International Comparisons Project) 2011

 

3:35–4:35        Methods of Aggregation above the Basic Heading Level for Regional and Global Comparisons in the ICP

Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia 

 

A Minimum Distance and the Generalised EKS Approaches to Multilateral Comparisons of Prices and Real Incomes

D.S. Prasada Rao, University of Queensland (with Sriram Shankar and Golamreza Hajarghasht)

 

Discussion

Alan Heston, University of Pennsylvania