Euroconference on Innovation, Economic Growth, and European Regional Cohesion
June 5-6, 2000
Conference organized by Xavier Sala-i-Martin (Columbia and UPF), and co-sponsored by the European Commission (DG Research), under the program: "Improving Human Research Potential and the Socio-Economic Knowledge Base". Additional financial support was obtained from the Spanish Ministerio de Educación y Cultura and from the Generalitat de Catalunya.
The conference brought together leading experts in the field of economic growth, who presented their current research. The topics covered included proposals to encourage research on poor-country medical problems, a comparison of early waves of innovation at the beginning of the century with the current IT revolution, a comparison of India's economic performance relative to that of East-Asian miracle countries, and evaluation of the role of shifts of labor resources away from agriculture into industry as a factor in post-war European growth rates, as well as a discussion of new empirical approaches to identification of the key determinants of long-run growth.
|Monday June 5, 2000|
|09:30-10:45||Labour reallocation and European Growth, 1950-90|
Discussant: Pierre Sicsic, Caisse des Dépôts
|11:15-12:30||Das Human Kapital, Omer Moav, MIT and Hebrew University (with Oded Galor, Hebrew University and Brown University)|
Discussant: Jordi Caballé, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
|12:45-14:00||Determinants of Long-Term Growth: A Bayesian Averaging of Classical Estimates (Bace) Approach, Ron Miller, Columbia University (with Gerhold Doppelhofer, Columbia U. and Cambridge U. and Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Columbia U. and UPF).|
Discussant: Manolo Arellano, CEMFI, Madrid
|15:45-17:00||Indian Manufacturing Industry: Elephant or Tiger? New Evidence on the Asian Miracle, Charles Hulten, University of Maryland (with S. Srinivasan U. of Maryland)|
Discussant: Paco Perez, IVIE, Valencia.
|17:30-18:45||Creating Markets for New Vaccines, Michael Kremer, Harvard University.|
Discussant: Andreu Mas-Colell, Dept. d’Universitats, Recerca i Societat de la Informació, Generalitat de Catalunya.
|Tuesday, June6, 2000|
|10:00 – 11:15||Human Capital in Growth Regressions: How Much does Data Quality Make?, Angel de la Fuente, IAE-CSIC (with Rafael Domènech, Universidad de Valencia)|
Discussant: Ludger Wössmann, Kiel Institute of World Economics
|11:45-13:00||Innovation, Demand and knowledge Spillovers: Theory and Evidence from European Regions, Laura Bottazzi, IGIER, U. Bocconi, Milan (with Giovanni Peri, IGIER, U. Bocconi)|
Discussant: Antonio Ciccone, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
|14:00-15:15||Firms Size Distribution and Growth, Fabiano Schivardi, Banca d’Italia (with Patrizio Pagano, Banca d’Italia).|
Discussant: Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Columbia University
|15:15-16:30||Accounting for Stock-Market Growth: 1885 – 1998, Boyan Jovanovic, New York University (with Peter Rousseau, New York University).|
Discussant: Gilles Saint-Paul, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Organizer: Xavier Sala-i-Martin (UPF and University of Columbia)
Call for papers
This call for papers invites you to submit a paper to, or express your interest in attending, the above conference on ‘Euroconference on Innovation, Economic Growth, and European Regional Cohesion’, which will be held in Barcelona on 5/7 June 2000. The conference will be organized by Xavier Sala-i-Martin, sponsored by the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI) and the European Commission (Research Directorate General), and hosted by Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
The conference aims to provide a forum for new research in Economic Growth and will stress, among others, the following themes:
- Technological Progress, Technological Diffusion, and Growth
- The Role of Social and Political Institutions in the Process of Economic Growth
- Empirical Determinants of Economic Growth
- The Role of the European Union Policies in European Regional Cohesion
- Fertility, Mortality and the Demographic Transition
- Macroeconomic Stability and Growth
- East Asian Miracles and African Tragedies
Meals and accommodation will be provided for all participants during the conference. Travel expenditures (economy class) will be reimbursed by CREI according to the enclosed guidelines. If you could contribute to the costs of your attendance from a research grant at your disposal this would free up space for someone else. Please indicate on your reply form whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs, or whether you will require funding from the organization.
There will be no publication of the conference proceedings. The present call for papers is being distributed to macroeconomists and industrial economists from all over the world. Please feel free to circulate it beyond that circle to researchers working in the area and, especially, to younger members of the profession.
It would be a great help to us in the organization of this meeting if you could please complete the enclosed reply form indicating whether or not you wish to present a paper (in which case an abstract or summary should be attached), or would be willing to act as discussant, and return this to Ana Ventura (firstname.lastname@example.org) at CREI by January 15, 2000, at the latest. We will confirm your participation in February 2000.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra and
Working papers available
Human Capital in Growth regressions: How much Difference does Data Quality makes?
by A. de la Fuente and R. Doménech
Das Human Kapital
by O. Moav and O. Galor.
by Laura Bottazzi (IGIER, Milan) and with G. Peri