Provide the quantitative inputs for the EU KLEMS Productivity Database on a country-by-country basis with respect to output and intermediate inputs at industry level.
Develop guidelines for harmonization of I/O tables across countries.
Integration of imports and exports as part of I/O table construction.
Carry out methodological research related to measurement of output and intermediate inputs, in particular linkage of
measures from national accounts and I/O tables.
Description of work
Obtain measures of gross output and intermediate inputs value at industry level. Output should preferably be at basic prices and intermediate inputs at purchaser prices. Intermediate inputs broken down into energy inputs, material inputs
and service inputs.
Obtain measures of output and intermediate input prices to deflate value series.
Develop guidelines on basis of international conventions, including SNA93, ESA95 and Eurostat Handbook on Input-Output Tables.
Harmonize procedures and sources for data on balance of payments, trade data, etc., with I/O tables.
Sources are Input-Output Tables for individual countries, from Eurostat and OECD; GGDC and NIESR databases, where possible extended to obtain greater industry detail (see Appendix A) and additional breakdowns on the basis of census/industry survey information.
Methodological research may focus on topics including measurement of output in services (market services and public services), aggregation issues and sectoral output (for Domar weighting), the existence of value added functions, the consistency of double-deflated estimates of value added with official estimates of value added volume series, double
deflation in relative price measurement implications of price concepts (basic prices, factor cost, purchaser prices, and related treatment of taxes and subsidies), relationship between output and input prices of similar items, treatment of financial intermediation services, treatment of imputed rent, measurement of quality change and in particular the use of hedonic prices for ICT output and inputs (see also WP3). Determination of the definitive research agenda depend on key priorities emerging from meetings on data construction (in months 2 and 9).
Marcel Timmer, University of Groningen
EU KLEMS WP1 Data
Timmer, M.P. (2005), EUKLEMS Roadmap WP1, 12 October 2005
Van Moergastel, A.P.A. and M.P. Timmer (2005), Revised Data Delivery Guidelines, 27 September 2005
-Example Data Series Netherlands 1970-2004
-Example Supply Table Netherlands 2003
-Example Use Table Netherlands 2003
EUKLEMS WP1 Background papers
Jalava, Jukka (2006), Production, Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary: Finnish Growth and Structural Change, 1860-2004 (NEW)
Oulton, N. (1999), The Measurement of Output and Prices
In the Service Sector, London School of Economics
Kratena, K. (2006), Deflation of Supply and Use Tables (WP1 Austria), WIFO
Beutel, J. (2005), Compilation of supply and use tables at basic prices, version 2, 5 August 2005
Timmer, M.P. (2005), Interindustry Accounts in EU KLEMS, version 2, 23 June 2005
Milana, C. (2005), A Note on Valuation of Intermediate Input in the EU KLEMS project, June 2005
University of Groningen, NIESR and Free University Amsterdam (2005), Guidelines for Data Delivery, version 1, 30 June 2005
-Classification and concordances
Kratena, K. (2005), Intrapolating Supply and Use Tables with Bi-Proportional Methods, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, June 2005
Toivola, S. and A. Pasanen (2005), Compilation of the Finnish Inter-industry Accounts for 1970-1994, Statistics Finland
Timmer, M.P. (2005), New industry classification proposal with motivation, 24 March 2005
Timmer, M.P. (2005), Proposal for framework of interindustry accounts, note prepared for second DC meeting, version 21 february 2005.
Overview Data availability WP1, based on questionnaires, 16 February 2005
University of Groningen and NIESR (2005), Questionnaire for Data availability, 30 November 2004
Aulin-Ahmavaara, Pakarinen and Toivola (2004), Integrated industry-level
and aggregate TFP-measures: different approaches, mimeo presented in London meeting, August 2004.
Aulin-Ahmavaara, P. and S. Toivola (2005), On the construction of time-series of inter-industry accounts for EU-economies with value added tax, mimeo, 22 February 2005
Aulin-Ahmavaara, P. (2004), Collected notes on WP 1, 20 July 2004
Ho, M. and P. Aulin-Ahmavaara (2004), Discussion on WP 1: Output,
input, supply, demand and prices, 2004.
Other useful background papers
Wolfl, A. (2005), The Service Economy in OECD Countries, OECD STI Paper.
Wolfl, A. (2003), Productivity Growth in Service Industries: an Assesment of Recent Patterns and the Role of Measurement, OECD STI Paper.
Baldwin, J. and T. Harchaoui, The Integration of the Canadian Productivity Accounts within the System of National Accounts: Current Status and Challenges Ahead, Statistics Canada, SSRN Electronic Paper Collection
United Nations Statistics Division, System of National Accounts 1993
European Commission, European System of National Accounts 95 (ESA 95)
EUROSTAT (2002), The ESA 95 Input-Output Manual, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, STI Working paper 2004/9 (zipfile, password protected)
Triplett, J. (2004), Handbook of Hedonics, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, STI Working paper 2004/9
OECD Manual (2001), Measuring Productivity, Measurement of Aggregate and Industry-level Productivity, OECD Paris
EUROSTAT (2001), Handbook on Volume and Price Measures in National Accounts, Luxembourg, Office of Official Publications of the European Communities
Jorgenson, D.W. and J. S. Landefeld (2004),
Blueprint for an expanded
and integrated set of accounts for the United States
National I-O tables on the web