Friday, 22 May, 2015 | 09:30 | 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

International Comparisons of Living Standards with Heterogeneous Tastes
Ingvild Almås, NHH (with Ian Crawford and Peter Neary)

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)

World Bank research on PPP applications and big data to inform the ICP
Nada Hamadeh, World Bank

Session II: Collecting Prices across Borders

Cross-Country Comparison of Prices from the Billion Prices Project
Alberto Cavallo, MIT Sloan

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

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

Prices and Poverty: the Political Lives of Numbers

Angus Deaton, Princeton University

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

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

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)

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

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.