Events at CERGE-EI

Friday, 22 May, 2015 | 07:30 | Special Event

Conference "International Comparison of Income, Prices and Production"

International Comparison of Income, Prices and Production
May 22-23, 2015
CERGE-EI, Prague

FRIDAY, May 22, 2015

Session I: International Comparisons of Living Standards and Prices

9:30–10:30     
International Comparisons of Living Standards with Heterogeneous Tastes
Ingvild Almås, NHH (with Ian Crawford and Peter Neary)

10:45–11:45  
International Comparisons of Prices Using Spatial Chaining: Weighted-GEKS and Shortest Paths
Robert Hill, University of Graz (with Prasada Rao, Sriram Shankar and Reza Hajargasht)

11:45-12:00    
World Bank research on PPP applications and big data to inform the ICP
Nada Hamadeh, World Bank

Session II: Collecting Prices across Borders

1:00–2:00       
Cross-Country Comparison of Prices from the Billion Prices Project
Alberto Cavallo, MIT Sloan

2:15–3:15       
Price setting in online markets: Basic facts, international comparisons, and cross-border integration
Oleksandr Talavera, University of Sheffield (with Yuri Gorodnichenko)

3:30–4:30       
How High are Prices in China, and Why?
Robert Feenstra, UC Davis (with Alexis Antoniades and John Romalis)

SATURDAY, May 23, 2015

Session III: Wages and Prices over Time and Space

8:45–9:45        
Prices and Poverty: the Political Lives of Numbers

Angus Deaton, Princeton University

10:00–11:00
Porridge to Progress:  World Development Through the Lens of Wage and Price History
Robert Allen,University of Oxford

11:15–12:15   
Cross-country Income Levels Over Time: Did the Developing World Suddenly Become Much Richer?
Robert Inklaar, University of Groningen (with Prasada Rao)

Session IV: Housing, Prices, and Output Accounting

1:15–2:15       
Housing Demand and Expenditures: How Rising Rent Levels Affect Behavior and Costs-of-Living over Space and Time
David Albouy, University of Illinois (with Gabriel Ehrlich and Yingyi Liu)

2:30–3:30       
Using Micro-data to Improve Measures of International Price Comparisons
Alexis Antoniades, Georgetown University (with Prasada Rao and Robert Hill)

3:30–4:30       
A McWage Check on Output Accounting

Štěpán Jurajda, CERGE-EI (with Orley Ashenfelter)

Please note that registration to the conference has been closed.

The conference is organized jointly with UC Davis.