Valtiovarainministeriön ja Nordic Economic Policy Review:n pyynnöstä Taloustieteellinen Yhdistys välittää jäsenilleen kutsun seuraavaan konferenssiin:
Conference on ”Productivity and Competetiveness” for the Nordic Economic Policy Review
Helsinki, 29 April 2011
You are cordially invited to the Nordic Economic Policy Review conference on ”Productivity and Competitiveness” to be held in Helsinki on Friday, April 29, 2011. The conference takes place at Valkoinen Sali Conference Center, Aleksanterinkatu 16-18, Helsinki.
Participation, including a buffet lunch and coffee, is free of charge. Every participant has to register in advance. The conference venue can seat maximum 100 persons.
Mika Kuismanen
Economics Department
Ministry of Finance
Please register at the Finnish Ministry of Finance, by E-mail:
Conference programme
09:30 – 10:00 Registration
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome address
10:10 – 10:50 Bart van Ark (University of Groningen and the Conference Board):
”Up the Hill and Down Again: A History of Europe’s Productivity Gap Relative to the United States, 1950-2010.”
Discussant: Matti Pohjola (Aalto University).
10:50 – 11:30 Jens Arnold, Giuseppe Nicoletti and Stefano Scarpetta (OECD):
”Regulation, Resource and Productivity Growth in OECD Countries.”
Discussant: Mika Maliranta (ETLA & University of Jyväskylä).
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee
11:45 – 12:30 Bronwyn H. Hall (University of Maastricht, University of California, Berkeley, NBER, and IFS):
”Innovation and Productivity: A Review of the Evidence.”
Discussant: Ari Hyytinen (University of Jyväskylä and Bank of Finland).
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:15 Edward Lazear and Kathryn Shaw (Stanford Graduate School of Business):
”A Personnel Economics Approach to Productivity Enhancement.”
Discussant: Tuomas Pekkarinen (Aalto University)
14:15 – 15:25 Joachim Wagner (Leuphana University Lüneburg and IZA, Bonn):
”Productivity and International Firm Activities: What do we Know?”
Discussant: Markku Stenborg (Ministry of Finance).
15:25 – 15:40 Coffee
15:40 – 16:20 Angel de la Fuente (Institute for Economic Analysis, Barcelona): ”Human Capital and Productivity.”
Discussant: Pekka Ilmakunnas (Aalto University).
16:20 – 17:00 Peter Bogetoft (Copenhagen Business School) and Jesper Wittrup:
”Productivity and Education: Benchmarking of Elementary (and Lower Secondary) Schools in Denmark.”
Discussant: TBC
17:00 – 17:15 Concluding comments.
29.4.2011 Conference on ”Productivity and Competetiveness”