The Second Asia KLEMS International Conference

Creative Economy and Productivity Growth in Asia


Asia KLEMS started as a part of the World KLEMS initiative, and the First Asia KLEMS Conference was held in Tokyo in July 2011. The Second Asia KLEMS intended to have a comprehensive review of productivity in Asia. Since Asia has rich cultural heritage and human capital, we wanted to highlight its potential to develop a Creative Economy through enhancing the productivity in its knowledge-based economy. This conference was organized by the Asia KLEMS Committee and was supported by the following institutions: Bank of Korea, Korea Productivity Center, Asian Development Bank, Global COE Hi-stat, ERII-Japan and RIETI of Japan.


  • 日時:2013年8月22日(木)~8月23日(金)
  • 会場:韓国銀行 15階会議室(ソウル特別市中区南大門路39)
  • 主催:韓国銀行、韓国生産性本部、アジア開発銀行、独立行政法人経済産業研究所 (RIETI)、学習院大学ERII-JAPAN


9:00 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 12:00 Opening Session

Chair: Hak K. Pyo (Seoul National University)

9:30 - 9:45 Welcoming Remarks

Wonjoo Park (Director General for Industrial Policy, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy)

9:45 - 10:00 Opening Address

Choongsoo Kim (Governor, Bank of Korea)

10:00 -10:15 Opening Remarks

Douglas H. Brooks (Director, Economics and Research Department, Asian Development Bank)

10:15 - 11:15 Invited Keynote Speech

"Asia and the World KLEMS initiative"

Dale W. Jorgenson (Harvard University)

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:00 China Session I

"China KLEMS-What are the Challenges and What We could Do?"

Linlin Sun (Beihang University)

Xiaoqin Li (Conference Board China Center for Economics and Business)

12:15 - 14:00 Luncheon

"Knowledge-Based Capital and Development: A measurement and policy agenda for shared prosperity with sustainability"

Invited Luncheon Speech: Mark Dutz (World Bank)

14:00 - 17:30 Productivity Reviews in East Asia

Chair: Deb Kusum Das (University of Delhi)

14:00 - 15:00 China Session II

"Productivity performance of Chinese industry 1980-2010: A KLEMS approach"

Harry Wu (Hitotsubashi University)

"Reconstruction of China's Input-Output Table Series for 1980-2010: A Supply-Use Table approach"

Keiko Ito (Senshu University)

Harry X. Wu (Hitotsubashi University)

15:00 - 15:30 Taiwan

"Productivity Performance at the Industry Level: Results from the Taiwan KLEMS Model"

Tsu-Tan Fu (Soochow University)

15:30 - 16:00 Japan

"Some Extensions of the JIP Database: Intangible Investment, Land Service Input, Regional-Level Data, and Productivity Dynamics at the Factory Level"

Kyoji Fukao (Hitotsubashi University)

Tomohiko Inui (Nihon University)

Tsutomu Miyagawa (Gakushuin University)

Joji Tokui (Shinshu University)

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30 Korea

"Productivity Growth and Rates of Return in Korea: Manufacturing versus Non-Manufacturing Sectors"

Hak K. Pyo (Seoul National University)

Hyunbae Chun (Sogang University)

Keun Hee Rhee (Korea Productivity Center)

"Measuring the Value of Stock of Land at Market Prices for Korea"

Taehyoung Cho (Bank of Korea)


9:00 - 12:00 Productivity Reviews in South East Asia

Chair: Mun Ho (Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University)

9:00 - 9:30 Singapore

"ICT and Singapore's Productivity Performance"

Vu Minh Khuong (National University of Singapore)

9:30 - 10:00 Philippines

"Globalization & Productivity: Evidence from the Philippine manufacturing industry"

Rafaelita Aldaba (Philippine Institute for Development Studies)

10:00 - 10:30 Vietnam

"Vietnamese Productivity Growth in the Last Decades"

Phan The Cong (Vietnam University of Commerce)

Manh Tuyen Tran (Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Administration)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30 Malaysia

"Development of Malaysia Industrial Productivity Database for KLEMS"

Rauzah Abidin (Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC))

Zulaifah Omar (Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC))

Nor Hashim (Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC))

Nadia Osman (Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC))

11:30 - 12:00 Thailand

"Productivity Analysis and Thai Industry: Applied form Input Output Tables"

Surapol Srihuang (National Economic and Social Development Board)

12:00 - 14:00 Luncheon

"Asia's Economic Transformation; Where to, How, and How Fast"

Invited Luncheon Speech: Douglas H. Brooks (Asian Development Bank)

14:00 - 15:30 Productivity Reviews in South Asia

Chair: Joji Tokui (Shinshu University)

14:00 - 14:30 Bangladesh

"Estimates of Productivity: 28 Manufacturing Industries of Bangladesh"

Mir Tanzim Nur Angkur (East West University)

14:30 - 15:00 India

"Estimates of Productivity: India KLEMS"

Deb Kusum Das (University of Delhi)

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:30 Panel Discussion on Productivity in Asia: A Review

Chair: Kyoji Fukao ( Hitotsubashi University)


Dale W. Jorgenson (Harvard University)

K. L. Krishna (Centre for Economic and Social Studies)

Mun Ho (Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University)

Bishwanath Goldar (University of Delhi Enclave)

Yung Taek Jung (Bank of Korea)

Chi-yuan Liang (Chung-hua Institution for Economic Research)

Guntur Sugiyarto (Asian Development Bank)

Abdul A. Erumban (Conference Board and University of Groningen)

17:30 - 17:45 Closing Remarks and Announcement for Future Plans

Hak K. Pyo (Seoul National University)