INFORUM Conference 2016

The GWS was host of the 24th World INFORUM-Conference from 29th August until 2nd September 2016. Economists from Chile, China, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the USA and Germany met to present and discuss their latest research results concerning the advance in empirical input-output modeling, analysis and data development techniques. It was an excellent opportunity to discuss applications of INFORUM models and exchange new ideas.

A special session to celebrate the 20th anniversary of GWS was held on Tuesday. Prof. Dr. Bernd Meyer, founder of GWS, gave an overview of the companies` history, which is closely connected with its INFORUM membership. Dr. Christian Lutz, current managing director of the Institute of Economic Structures Research (GWS mbH) looked into the future. In this context, the future cooperation within the INFORUM group and the possibilities to strengthen the tights in between the member institutes were also discussed.

Following a good old INFORUM tradition, the conference members participated in two excursions – an afternoon trip on Wednesday to the Museumsdorf Cloppenburg, an open air museum with many buildings from former centuries, and a day trip to Bremen und Bremerhaven on the Saturday following the official conference.

We would like to thank all participants for making their way to Osnabrück, joining the conference and especially for the fruitful discussions. Hope to see you all next year in Riga!

Papers presented on the 24th INFORUM Conference 2016

Clopper Almon

Progress on Gwx, the Cross-Platform, Open Source Version of the G7 software

Patricio Aroca

Functional Income Distribution in the Chilean Mining Sector. An Input-Output Approach

Rossella Bardazzi &
Leonardo Ghezzi

BTM 3.0 Ready, steady, go!

Andreas Bockermann

Waste-to-Energy Projects on the Maldives – Analysis of the Financial Feasibility

Asiya Brusentseva

RIM (Russian Interindustry Model): Financial Block and Actual Model Version

Tommaso Ferraresi

On the Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy in bad Times: Evidence from Italy

Maurizio Grassini

When Technological Coefficients Changes need to be Endogenous. The Case of Imports in the INFORUM Italian Model.

Anett Grossmann

PortableDyme Portugal - An INFORUM National Multi-Sectoral Model for Portugal build with the PortableDyme framework

Toshiaki Hasegawa

Interconnectivity of Making Value

Frank Hohmann

Updates on the PortableDyme Framework

Ronald Horst

Lift 2100: Long-Run Forecasting of the U.S. Economy

Christian Lutz

Economic Effects of Reforming Energy Tax Exemptions for the Industry in Germany

Douglas Meade

Cooking with Interdyme: An International Cuisine

Bernd Meyer

Imperfect Markets and the Properties of Macro-Economic-Environmental Models as Tools for Policy Evaluation

Anke Mönnig

INFORGE Modules: A selection of major model extensions

Anke Mönnig

PortableDyme Germany

David Mullins

Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in South Africa by a Dynamic Multisectoral Macroeconomic Model – A Discussion Paper on the Methodology to Shock the SAFRIM Model

Meral Ozhan

An Interindustry Macroeconomic Model for Turkey using G7

Velga Ozolina &     Remicj Pocj

Development of the Latvian Macroeconomic Model in the Context of Competitiveness

Renato Paniccia

Demand and Long Term Growth? Testing some Post-Keynesian Topics

Vadim Potapenko

The Impact of Sanctions on Russian Industry

Michal Przybylinski

Polish Economy Development up to 2050. Influence of Selected Processes

Shantong Li

Structural Changes of Manufacture Sectors and Industrial Policy in China

Alexandr Shirov

Technological Component of the Macro-structural Forecast

Britta Stöver

Measuring the Conditions of Capability in Germany for the next few Years – An Application of the TBI

Iwona Swieczewska

Domestic Knowledge Flows and Innovation Clusters in the Polish Economy – Analysis with Input-Output Methods

Lucja Tomaszewicz & Joanna Trebska

Intersectoral Flows of Financial Assets and Liabilities

Philip Ulrich

Economic Effects of an Increasing Market Penetration by Electric Drives – Structural Changes in a Scenario Analysis

Troy Wittek

Projecting Defense Employment and Purchases Using Inforum Models

See also http://www.inforum.umd.edu/index.html.