RIETI/G-COE Hi-Stat International Workshop

Establishing Industrial Productivity Database for China (CIP), India (IIP), Japan (JIP) and Korea (KIP)

  • Program and Handouts


Understanding the growth and productivity performance of large emerging economies such as China and India is very important to the rest of the world. Yet, methodological and institutional problems have been a major obstacle to the construction of proper productivity measures for these economies that are in line with international standards. With the aim of developing an internationally compatible database using the experiences of more advanced economies, namely, Japan and Korea, RIETI and Hitotsubashi University have just jointly initiated an ambitious project to construct a China Industrial Productivity (CIP) database, involving leading academics in this field and senior official statisticians. This international workshop marks an important start of the CIP project and the first of a series of international events in the coming years for developing the CIP and analyzing the Chinese industry level productivity performance as well as for international comparisons between China and other economies.

This workshop is also part of a global effort of constructing and integrating national statistics for the world productivity analysis under the World KLEMS Program, which promotes the Asian KLEMS in particular. The organizers are pleased to have invited a group of Indian researchers who have been working on the Indian KLEMS to share their experience in solving data problems. Together with experts from Europe, Japan and Korea, this workshop is expected to be successful in promoting productivity studies in China, India, Japan and Korea.


Agenda and Handouts

9:45 - 11:20 Session 1

Chair: FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Hitotsubashi University)

9:45 - 10:00 Opening Address

MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice President, RIETI)

Harry X. WU (Hitotsubashi University)

10:00 - 10:40 Presentation "World Input-Output Database (WIOD): Construction, Challenges and Applications"

Marcel TIMMER (The Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC), Groningen University)

10:40 - 11:20 Presentation "CIP and Measuring Productivity Performance of Chinese Industries"

Harry X. WU (Hitotsubashi University)

11:20 - 11:40 Coffee Break

11:40 - 13:10 Session 2

Chair: MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Gakushuin University)

11:40 - 12:10 Presentation "Measuring Chinese Firms' Performance - Experiences with Chinese Firm Level Data"

MA Yue (Lingnan University)

12:10 - 12:40 Presentation "NBS Productivity Measurement Project"

WU Yang (National Bureau of Statistics (NBS))

12:40 - 13:10 Presentation "Measuring Numbers Employed and Hours Worked"

YANG Jianchun (National Bureau of Statistics (NBS))

13:10 - 14:10 Lunch

14:10 - 15:40 Session 3

Chair: Harry X. WU (Hitotsubashi University)

14:10 - 14:40 Presentation "Results of the KIP Project"

PYO Hak Kil (Seoul National University)

CHUN Hyunbae (Sogang University)

RHEE Keun Hee (Korea Productivity Center)

14:40 - 15:10 Presentation "Results of the JIP Project"

MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Gakushuin University)

FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Hitotsubashi University)

15:10 - 15:40 Presentation "Measuring Labor Input in Indian KLEMS"

Suresh AGGARWAL (Delhi University)

15:40 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 18:30 Session 4

Chair: PYO Hak Kil (Seoul National University)

16:00 - 16:30 Presentation "Measuring Capital Input in Indian KLEMS"

Deb Kusum DAS (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER))

16:30 - 17:00 Presentation "Data Construction in an Input-Output Framework - the Case of China: Progresses and Problems"

Gaaitzen DE VRIES (The Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC), Groningen University)

17:00 - 17:30 Presentation "From EU KLEMS to World KLEMS"

Marcel TIMMER (The Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC), Groningen University)

17:30 - 18:00 Presentation "Ideas of Asian KLEMS"

FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Hitotsubashi University)

18:00 - 18:30 Closing Remarks

Harry X. WU (Hitotsubashi University)

19:00 - Reception