Workshop

Theme 0 workshop

STEG Theme workshop series

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The STEG programme is structured around six themes. In August and September 2020, the six themes held online workshops. These workshops are a way of increasing the visibility of STEG within the research community and will play a role in helping to share knowledge of the current research frontier and in identifying open research questions.

The Theme 0 workshop focused on how improved data or economic measurement can help shed light on the process of structural transformation and its link to economic growth. There is particular interest in understanding the challenges for low-income countries.

Programme

Thursday 10 September

14:00          Welcoming Remarks by Robert Inklaar (Groningen) 

14:15         Is Labor Productivity Really Falling in African Manufacturing? Margret McMillan (Tufts University). Recording

14:45         Structural transformation of occupation employment Georg Duernecker (Goethe University Frankfurt) Recording

15:15         Break  

15:30         International Friends and Enemies  Ernest Liu (Princeton) Recording

16:00         Markups and Structural Change: Evidence from the National Accounts  Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State University) Recording

16:30         Break

16:45         Structural transformation, productivity growth and input-output linkages Akos Valentinyi (CEPR & Manchester) Recording

Friday 11 September

14:00          Welcoming Remarks  Robert Inklaar (Groningen)

14:05         Informal firms and development Brian McCaig (Wilfrid Laurier University) Recording

14:35         Distribution Costs and the size of Indian Manufacturing Establishments Alessandra Peter (University of Stockholm) Recording

15:15         Break 

15:25         Multinationals and Structural Change Kei-Mu Yi (University of Houston) Recording

15:45         Skilled Biased Technological Progress and Labor Market Inefficiency Michele Battisti (University of Palermo) Recording

16:15         The Inception of Capitalism through the Lens of Firms  Krisztina Orban (Monash University) Recording

16:45         Break

16:55         Using Micro Data to Learn About Structural Transformation David Lagakos (Boston University) Recording

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