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1 Business meeting Fourth Consortium Meeting, March 2007, Brussels 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 2 Outline Database and actions until end of 2007 Post-2007 steps on EU KLEMS Publications Events Next steps on related research Administrative issues Questions

3 3 Remaining work on analytical module of the database Update to 2005 Extension (e.g. for non-core countries, experimental variables) Revision of some series, repairs and fill remaining gaps Make plan on a bilateral basis between Groningen/London and consortium How to do updates? Work on updates and extension on rolling basis? Release on rolling basis or only December 2007? Preparation of statistical module of database Eurostat will publish statistical modules (variables as in analytical database, industry detail might differ) Guidelines from NSIs are not always precise and need to be worked out in direct contact with NSIs Propose that consortium partners will enter discussion with NSIs on precise implementation Technical support from Groningen Database and related actions until end of 2007

4 4 Who will do the work on analytical module? Match incentives and interest for party to run the database Keep EU KLEMS consortium alive to back up with data provision? Opt out? New partners? For example, do more with interested NSIs? Simplify structure from consortium to subcontracting system? Who will pay? 7 th framework? EU institutions National institutions on country specific parts? … EU KLEMS is and will remain an open network database Add-ons to database are automatically part of public domain Intellectual property is linked to papers, publications, etc. Post-2007 steps on EU KLEMS

5 5 Publication Plan: Three Categories I. Documentation of EU KLEMS database User Manual (methods and sources) Vol. I: Productivity in Europe: Measurement, Trends and Explanations (authored by Timmer, OMahony and van Ark) Special issue of Economic Systems Research (edited by Timmer and Aulin) Special Issue of National Institute Economic Review (Spring 2007) (edited by OMahony and Robinson) II. Joint publications of consortium EU KLEMS Productivity Report: second issue? Vol. II: Trends and Comparisons of Productivity in Europe (edited by van Ark and Stehrer) Country narratives using EU KLEMS database First presentation on 12 January in Amsterdam Outline Time schedule

6 6 Volume II outline Introduction (Bart van Ark and Robert Stehrer) Europes Productivity Performance (Bart van Ark, Mary OMahony and Marcel Timmer) Trends in economic growth in OECD (Jorgenson and Timmer) Germany, France and UK (Bernd Görzig, Laurence Nayman and Mary OMahony) Denmark, Sweden and Finland (Martin Junge, Hans Olof Hagén and Matti Pohjola) Italy and Spain (Matilde Mas & Carlo Milana) Austria, Belgium and Netherlands (Michael Peneder, Chantal Kegels and Henry van der Wiel) Central and Eastern Europe (Robert Stehrer) Japan and Korea (Kyoji Fukao and Hak Pyo)

7 7 Volume II time schedule First half April 07: outline paper Volume II Second half April 07: full proposal to publisher June 07: contract with publisher July 07: working papers on Volume II September 07: workshop ?? November 07: first draft Volume II January 08: final manuscript Volume II Autumn 08: publication Volume II

8 8 Publication Plan: Three Categories Vol. III: Explaining Productivity in Europe: The Role of Labour, Technology and Firms Selection of research papers from analytical research WPs (7-10) Edited by OMahony (+ Falk, Los and Bartelsman?) Give priority to joint papers Plans can be drafted on basis of discussions of joint work in Brussels and workshops Deadline for final drafts: Autumn 2007 (to present at final conference) Free space Based on data research or analytical work in analytical work Also bring out as EU KLEMS working papers Make reference to: This paper is based on the EU KLEMS database which has been funded by the European Commission, Research Directorate General as part of the 6 th Framework Programme, Priority 8, "Policy Support and Anticipating Scientific and Technological Needs (project )" Also after release of public version, please, check use of underlying data with local consortium partner and EU KLEMS consortium

9 9 Events Analytical workshops for WP8-10 (Spring and Autumn 2007) Policy & adacemic related events in individual countries Separate workshop (lunch, seminar) with policy makes Tie session into current conference or meeting schedule in country Co-organized like ministry or NSI Please, let us know upcoming events Final conference in December or 2,5 days Internal and external participation on open invitation & paper proposals (+/- 200 people) Location: Netherlands (Amsterdam, Groningen, The Hague) ?

10 10 Possible areas: More intensive use of supply-use tables (Bart Los, Joerg Beutel) Trade and FDI data (…) Intangible capital (…) General equilibrium modelling (…) Labour market and demography (…) … How to move ahead? Assign coordinating person(s) Form smaller and extended teams from EU KLEMS Seek appropriate parts of FP7 programmes (keep track of deadlines for application) and other funding schemes Use EU KLEMS network as way of planning NOT EU KLEMS 2 – but use it as support activity Next steps on EU KLEMS related research

11 11 Administrative Issues Record activities (workshops, visits to NSIs, etc.) it all counts for the EU KLEMS output and for your auditor (we dont get everything !) Financial accounts 2005/2006 approved early: keep it up !! Send financial statements in advance to to check for EU conditions; only after that get approval from Also for final year: audit-approved reports: We will check with Commission on reporting data but count on September Also count on surprise audits in final round


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