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Workshop on 'International Comparisons of Prices, Income and Productivity'

28 April 2011

organised by Robert Inklaar and Marcel Timmer

On May 12 and 13, 2011 the Groningen Growth and Development Centre hosted the 7th workshop on "International Comparisons of Prices, Income and Productivity". During this workshop new theoretical and empirical developments in the field were discussed, including new plans for the Penn World Tables.


List of attendees



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Arrival of participants, 18:30 Dinner


Thursday, May 12, 2011 

09:00-09:15 Welcome with coffee
09:15-10:05 Using unit-values to assess spatial price differences: evidence from India and Brazil
Angus Deaton, Princeton University
Discussant: Ingvild Almas, Norwegian School of Economics  [comments]
10:05-10:20 Break
10:20-11.10 Linking the Regions in ICP at Basic Heading Level and at Higher Levels of Aggregation
Robert Hill, University of Graz
Discussant: Bert Balk, Erasmus University Rotterdam [comments] [coordinates of the sources]
11:10-11:25 Break
11:25-12.15 An Econometric Approach to the Construction of Panels of Real Incomes at current and Constant Prices – A Progress report
D.S. Prasada Rao, University of Queensland
Discussant: Rob Feenstra, UC Davis [comments]
12:15-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:35 PWT: The Next Generation
Rob Feenstra, UC Davis
Discussant: Angus Deaton [comments]
14:35-14:50 Break
14:50-15:40 How consistent is the transatlantic national income gap? Reconciling benchmarks and time series 
estimates, 1870-2010 

Jop Woltjer, University of Groningen
Discussant: D.S. Prasada Rao
15:40-16:10 Break
16:10-17:00 Are there Unmeasured Declines in Prices of Imported Final Consumption Goods?
Marshall Reinsdorf, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Discussant: Robert Inklaar, University of Groningen  [comments]
17:00 End of session
18:30 Dinner



Friday, May 13, 2011 


Uses of current price series in PWT
Alan Heston, University of Pennsylvania 
Discussant: Marcel Timmer, University of Groningen [comments]

10:05-10:20 Break
10:20-11.10 Welfare Consistent Cross Country Comparisons: The Geary-Allen World Accounts
Ingvild Almas,Norwegian School of Economics
Discussant: Marshall Reinsdorf, BEA [comments]
11:10-11:25 Break
11:25-12.15 Real sectoral output measurement
Robert Inklaar, University of Groningen
Discussant: Robert Hill, University of Graz
12:15-13:45 Lunch
14:30-14:45 Departure from Hotel de Ville for Fraeylemaborg by bus
15:30 Fraeylemaborg visit, drinks, dinner
20:00 Return to Groningen


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