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Programme 1st EUKLEMS Consortium Meeting

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October 2004, London

Report General Assembly Meeting

Tuesday 26 October: Business meeting (location: City Inn Westminster):

14.00-15.00: Introduction, Time Line of the Project and Administrative Issues (Bart van Ark and Ian Perry)

15.00-16.00: First steps towards common guidelines on I/O WP1 (Marcel Timmer and Mun Ho)

16.00-16.30: Tea break

16.30-17.30: First steps towards common guidelines on WP2 and WP3 (Mary O'Mahony)

17.30-17.45: Database structure (Eric Bartelsman)

17.45-18.00: Wrap-up (Bart van Ark)

19.00: Dinner (Royal Festival Hall)

Wednesday 27 October: Methodology and Applications of Growth Accounts (location: National Institute for Economic and Social Research)

Session I: Capital Accounts

09.00 - 09.45: Nick Oulton, Capital Stocks, capital services, and depreciation: an integrated approach (Slides)

09.45 - 10.30: Pirkko Aulin-Ahmavaara and Jukka Jalava (HSE and Statistics Finland), Capital and its Productivity in Finland, 1975-2001 (Slides)
with comment by Marcel Timmer based on Abdul Azeez Erumban (University of Groningen), Twenty Ways to Aggregate Capital: Does It Really Matter for a Study of Economic Growth? (Slides)

10.30 - 11.00: Coffee break

Session II: Labour Accounts

11.00 - 11.45: Bernd Görzig and Martin Gornig (DIW), Estimating labour input with data from the German social security system (Slides)

11.45 - 12.15: Mary O'Mahony (NIESR), Measuring labour quality by industry: an application (Slides)

Session III: Industry productivity measurement

12.15 - 12.45: Pirkko Aulin-Ahmavaara (Statistics Finland), Integrated industry-level and aggregate TFP-measures: Different approaches (Slides)

12.45 - 14.00: Lunch Break

14.00 - 14.45: Matilde Mas and Javier Quesada (University of Valencia & IVIE), ICT and Economic Growth in Spain 1985-2002 (Slides)

14.45 - 15.30: Martin Junge and Thomas V. Pedersen (CBER, Denmark), Multifactor Productivity and Drivers of Growth at Industry Level: The Danish Case (Slides)

15.30 - 16.00: Tea break

Session IV: Remaining Issues

16.00 - 16.45: Steve Landefeld (BEA) and Dale Jorgenson (Harvard University), Blueprint for Expanded and Integrated U.S. Accounts: Review, Assessment, and Next Steps (Slides)

16.45 - 17.15: Mary O'Mahony (NIESR), Non-market services: What can we measure? (Slides)

17.15 - 17.30: Wrap-up (Bart van Ark)

Evening: free

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This project is funded by the European Commission, Research Directorate General as part of the 6th Framework Programme, Priority 8, "Policy Support and Anticipating Scientific and Technological Needs".

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