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Introduction (business meeting) Second Consortium Meeting, 9-11 June 2005, Helsinki Bart van Ark Groningen Growth and Development Centre University of Groningen 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".
2 Introduction Aims of 2 nd consortium meeting in light of EU KLEMS project Progress over past 8 months (since October 2004 meeting in London) Next steps (up to April 2006) Administrative issues Questions
3 Main aspects of EU KLEMS database EU KLEMS project is 3-year statistical and analytical research project funded by 6th Framework Programme Purpose is to create a database on productivity by industry for EU member states with a breakdown into contributions from capital (K), labour (L), energy (E), materials (M) and service inputs (S) Full coverage of old EU-15 plus 5 new member states (PL, SK, HU, CZ and SI) Limited coverage of GR and PT and other 5 new member states (CY, MT, LT, LV and EE) Also comparisons with U.S. and Japan (and Canada) Time coverage: 1970-2005, with greatest detail on revision period 14 research institutes across Europe, led by GGDC and NIESR
4 Main aspects of analytical research Conduct out a number of analytical research projects in areas of: analysis of productivity, prices, industry structures, technology and innovation indicators labour markets and skills technological progress and innovation link to productivity research using firm level databases
6 Consortium meeting on 26-27 October Administrative matters Methodological papers Data collection: Data availability questionnaire in January/February 2 nd Data Co-ordination group meeting on 25 February (Amsterdam) Decisions about concepts Identification of problem areas follow up requests todays agenda Contacts & meetings with NSIs Visited most NSIs three status positions Data delivery schedules Statistical vs. analytical modules Data base management Workshop of Database Management (DM) group on 18 & 19 January Acquisition and installation of SAS software Some problem areas (Saturday) Progress November 04 – May 05 (I)
7 Co-operation with NSIs is important for project Three status positions: Subcontracting: Statistics Finland, ISTAT, Statistics Netherlands Participatory status: Statistics Sweden, STATEC (Luxembourg), ONS Observer status: INSEE, Statistics Denmark, Statistisches Bundesamt, Institute of National Statistics (Belgium), Statistics Austria, Statistics Ireland, INE, Statistical Office Slovakia, Statistical Office Poland, CSO Hungary Contacts under development: New member countries covered by project: Czech Republic, Slovenia Contacts to be developed (through EPROS): Greece, Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Cyprus, Malta Also contacts with: USA (Harvard University, BEA, BLS) Japan (RIETI, Hitotsubashi) Canada (Statistics Canada)
8 Statistical vs. analytical modules of database Statistical module of the database: Data consistent with those published by NSIs According to rules and conventions on national accounts, supply and use tables, commodity flow methods, etc. (SNA 1993, ESA 1995) Data meet statistical standards of NSI's and Eurostat and can eventually be incorporated in their present statistical practices. Analytical module of the database Developed parallel to the Statistical module Produces additional data and fills gaps using alternative techniques (e.g. growth accounting) which presently will go beyond the ESA95 and SNA93 or do not (yet) meet statistical standards Consider alternative or pioneering assumptions regarding statistical conventions on, for example, the output and price measurement of ICT goods and non-market services, measurement of skill levels, construction of capital stock and capital services, or capitalization of intangible assets.
9 Issues in co-operation with NSIs requires continuous contacts on bilateral basis EU KLEMS needs organize working schedules around individual NSIs programmes, but flexibility on both sides is needed to make it work Access to unpublished data and sharing between consortium partners requires specific arrangements with NSIs Assistance and advice in using greater (unpublished) detail from Supply & Use tables as well as historical (pre-revision) SUTs. In principle use integrated labour and national accounts for labour quantity data as default, but alternative sources (including micro data, where possible) are also important Dilemma of not using not so reliable data on industry-by-asset tables or using estimation methods Use of unpublished data for development of analytical module of database needs to be carefully monitored
10 Database management Use of SAS for central management of international EU KLEMS databases Advantages of SAS Relational database High flexibility Experience with Productivity Research Data System (PRDS) developed by ESI Problems of SAS Not all consortium members have it Interchange SAS – STATA Maintenance rights between consortium members Co-ordination
20 Upcoming activities Continuation of data collection Database construction (country level and EU level) End 2005/early 2006: release of preliminary version EU KLEMS database Conferences and Workshops OECD Workshop on Productivity Programmes of NSIs (October 2005) Data Co-ordination group meeting on preliminary database (Nov 2005) ? EU KLEMS Workshop on Eastern Europe, WIIW, Vienna (Dec 2005) Conference on Technology Indicators (WP9), together with DIME and TEG (late 2005) Next consortium meeting in April 2006? Workshops on individual WPs? Workshops in individual countries?
21 Administrative Issues Record activities (workshops, visits to NSOs, etc.) it all counts for the EU KLEMS output and for your auditor Provide notes but above all EU KLEMS Working Papers and publish where possible in refereed journals Get your auditor involved soon in your accounts: 21 September is drop[deadline OTHER QUESTIONS?