Workshop on Productivity and Well-being: Measurement and Linkages

Joint workshop organised by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards and The Productivity Institute with the support of the International Labour Organization.
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Programme as of October 22nd

  • Virtual event to be held November 16-17, 2021
  • Each paper is allocated 45 minutes. All times are UK (Central European Time 1 hour later; US Eastern Time 5 hours earlier)

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Tuesday, November 16

13:00-15:15 | Session 1: The Productivity-Well-being Relationship

Opening remarks: Andrew Sharpe (Centre for the Study of Living Standards) and Bart van Ark (The Productivity Institute)

Chair: Dan Sichel (Wellesley College)

Authors: Conal Smith (Victoria University of Wellington) and Jaimie Legge (Institute of Economic Affairs)
Paper: Wellbeing and productivity
Discussant: Don Drummond (Centre for the Study of Living Standards and Queen’s University)

Authors: Charles-Henri DiMaria, Chiara Peroni and Francesco Sarracino (all from National Institute of Statistical and Economic Studies of Luxembourg – STATEC)
Paper: From economic productivity to productive well-being
Discussant: Robin Sickles (Rice University)

Author: Tim Hazledine (University of Auckland)
Paper: Trust, deep trust, productivity and well-being (with a case study of the New Zealand paradoxes)
Discussant: Sjoerd Beugelsdijk (University of Groningen)

15:15-15:30 | Break

15:30-17:00 | Session 2: The Impact of Well-being on Productivity

Chair: Claude Lavoie (Finance Canada)

Authors: Matthew Agarwala and Diane Coyle (University of Cambridge) and Valentina Di Gennaro (University of Siena) and Silvia Ferrini (Centre of Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment – CSERGE – and University of East Anglia)
Paper: The impact of subjective well-being on economic productivity: a sub-national empirical analysis in the UK
Discussant: Fabrice Murtin (OECD)

Authors: Francesco Sarracino and Kelsey O’Connor (both from National Institute of Statistical and Economic Studies of Luxembourg – STATEC – and Institute of Labour Economics – IZA)
Paper: A measure of well-being productivity Based on the World Happiness Report
Discussant: John Helliwell (University of British Columbia)

Wednesday, 17 November

13:00 – 15:15 | Session 3: New Approaches and Metrics in Measuring Productivity and Well-being Linkages

Chair: Jeff Johnson (International Labour Organization)

Authors: Chiara Peroni, Maxime Pettinger and Francesco Sarracino (all from National Institute of Statistical and Economic Studies of Luxembourg – STATEC)
Paper: Productivity gains from job satisfaction in Europe
Discussant: Chris Warhurst (University of Warwick)

Authors: Diane Coyle (University of Cambridge) and Leonard Nakamura (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
Paper: Time use and household-centric measurement of welfare in the digital economy
Discussant: Lucy Eldridge (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Author: Nicholas Oulton (LSE)
Paper: The productivity-welfare linkage: a statistical decomposition
Discussant: John Fernald (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and INSEAD)

15:15-15:30 | Break

15:30-17:00 | Session 4: Natural Resources, Human Capital and the Productivity/Well-being Relationship

Chair: Dany Brouillette (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)

Author: Rachel Soloveich (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
Paper: Natural resource exploration as investment
Discussant: Martin Fleming (formerly IBM, The Productivity Institute)

Author: Barbara M. Fraumeni (Central University of Finance and Economics)
Paper: An improved production model to estimate productivity with lifetime (adjusted) hours human capital stocks for the United States (1976-2013)
Discussant:  Mary O’Mahony (King’s College London)

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