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Measurement Issues Arising from the Growth of Globalization

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 9, 2009 @ 10:00 am In Data Analysis,Think Tank | Comments Disabled

These are the papers presented at the conference discussed earlier:


Session 1: Services Offshoring

Chair: Kenneth Ryder (NAPA)

Measuring the Impact of Trade in Services: Prospects and Challenges [1],” J. Bradford Jensen (Georgetown University and Peterson Institute for International Economics)
“Measuring Success in the Global Economy: International Trade, Industrial Upgrading, and Business Function Outsourcing in Global Value Chains [2],” Timothy Sturgeon (MIT) and Gary Gereffi (Duke University)
Background paper [3].” Clair Brown (University of California-Berkeley) and Timothy Sturgeon (MIT) with Peter Marsden (Harvard University) and Frank Potter (Mathematica Policy Research)

Discussant: Torbjörn Fredriksson (UNCTAD)
The discussant’s PowerPoint presentation [4] is available.


Session 2: Measuring the Impact of Offshoring on the Labor Market
Chair: Janet Norwood (NAPA)

Addressing the Demand for Time Series and Longitudinal Data on Occupational Employment [5],” Katharine Abraham (University of Maryland) and James R. Spletzer (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Understanding the Domestic Labor Market Impact of Offshore Services Outsourcing: Measurement Issues [6],” Lori G. Kletzer (University of California-Santa Cruz and Peterson Institute for International Economics)
The author’s PowerPoint presentation [7] is also available.

Discussant: Timothy Sturgeon (MIT)


Session 3: Measurement Implications of Transformation Offshoring and Imported Intermediate Inputs
Chair: Ned Howenstein (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Trade: Identifying Foreign Activity Across Census Data Products [8],” Ron Jarmin, C.J. Krizan, and John Tang (U.S. Census Bureau)
Effects of Imported Intermediate Inputs on Productivity [9].” Lucy P. Eldridge and Michael J. Harper (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation [10] is also available.

Discussant: John Haltiwanger


Session 4: Offshoring and Price Measurement: Industry Case Studies
Chair: Jon Steinsson (Columbia University)

Offshoring and Price Measurement in the Semiconductor Industry [11],” David Byrne (Federal Reserve Board), Brian N. Kovak (University of Michigan), and Ryan Michaels (University of Michigan)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation [12] is also available.
“Measuring IT Software and Services: Implications for Real Trade Flows,” Catherine Mann (Brandeis University and Peterson Institute for International Economics)
Imports of Intermediate Parts in the Auto Industry—A Case Study [13],” Thomas H. Klier (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago) and James M. Rubenstein (University of Miami, Ohio)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation [14] is also available.

Discussant: Kimberly Zieschang (IMF)


Session 5: Measurement of Import Prices
Chair: Michael Horrigan (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Bias in the Import Price Index Due to Outsourcing: Can It Be Measured? [15],” W. Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia) and Alice O. Nakamura (University of Alberta)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation [16] is also available.
“Are there Unmeasured Declines in Prices of Imported Final Consumption Goods?” Marshall Reinsdorf and Robert Yuskavage (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation [17] is available.

Discussant: Barry Bosworth (Brookings Institution)

Session 6: Measurement of Import and Input Prices
Chair: Julia Lane (National Science Foundation)

Offshoring Bias: The Effect of Import Price Mismeasurement on Manufacturing Productivity [18],” Susan Houseman (Upjohn Institute), Christopher Kurz (Federal Reserve Board), Paul Lengermann (Federal Reserve Board), and Benjamin Mandel (Federal Reserve Board)
The authors’ PowerPoint presentation [19] is also available.
Producing an Input Price Index [20],” William Alterman (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The author’s PowerPoint presentation [21] is also available.

Discussant: Emi Nakamura (Columbia University)


Session 7: Measurement of Import Prices and Import Uses: Evidence of Biases
Chair: Carol Corrado (Conference Board)

Imported Inputs and Industry Contributions to Economic Growth: An Assessment of Alternative Approaches [22],” Erich H. Strassner, Robert E. Yuskavage, and Jennifer Lee (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
Evaluating Estimates of Materials Offshoring from U.S. Manufacturing [23],” Robert C. Feenstra (University of California-Davis) and J. Bradford Jensen (Georgetown University and Peterson Institute for International Economics)

Discussant: William Milberg (New School for Social Research)
Background paper: “Errors from the ‘Proportionality Assumption’ in the Measurement of Offshoring: Application to German Labor Demand [24],” Deborah Winkler and William Milberg




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URLs in this post:

[1] Measuring the Impact of Trade in Services: Prospects and Challenges: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/jensen-final.pdf

[2] “Measuring Success in the Global Economy: International Trade, Industrial Upgrading, and Business Function Outsourcing in Global Value Chains: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/sturgeon-gereffi-final.pdf

[3] Background paper: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/brown-sturgeon-final.pdf

[4] PowerPoint presentation: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/fredriksson-presentation.pdf

[5] Addressing the Demand for Time Series and Longitudinal Data on Occupational Employment: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/abraham-spletzer-final.pdf

[6] Understanding the Domestic Labor Market Impact of Offshore Services Outsourcing: Measurement Issues: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/kletzer-final.pdf

[7] PowerPoint presentation: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/kletzer-presentation.pdf

[8] Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Trade: Identifying Foreign Activity Across Census Data Products: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/jarmin-krizan-tang-final.pdf

[9] Effects of Imported Intermediate Inputs on Productivity: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/eldridge-harper-final.pdf

[10] PowerPoint presentation: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/eldridge-harper-presentation.pdf

[11] Offshoring and Price Measurement in the Semiconductor Industry: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/byrne-kovak-michaels-final.pdf

[12] PowerPoint presentation: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/byrne-kovak-michaels-presentation.pdf

[13] Imports of Intermediate Parts in the Auto Industry—A Case Study: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/klier-rubenstein-final.pdf

[14] PowerPoint presentation: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/klier-rubenstein-presentation.pdf

[15] Bias in the Import Price Index Due to Outsourcing: Can It Be Measured?: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/diewert-nakamura-final.pdf

[16] PowerPoint presentation: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/diewert-nakamura-presentation.pdf

[17] PowerPoint presentation: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/reinsdorf-yuskavage-presentation.pdf

[18] Offshoring Bias: The Effect of Import Price Mismeasurement on Manufacturing Productivity: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/houseman-kurz-lengermann-mandel-final.pdf

[19] PowerPoint presentation: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/houseman-kurz-lengermann-mandel-presentation.pdf

[20] Producing an Input Price Index: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/alterman-final.pdf

[21] PowerPoint presentation: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/alterman-presentation.pdf

[22] Imported Inputs and Industry Contributions to Economic Growth: An Assessment of Alternative Approaches: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/strassner-yuskavage-lee-final.pdf

[23] Evaluating Estimates of Materials Offshoring from U.S. Manufacturing: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/feenstra-jensen-final.pdf

[24] Errors from the ‘Proportionality Assumption’ in the Measurement of Offshoring: Application to German Labor Demand: http://www.upjohninst.org/measurement/winkler-milberg-background.pdf

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