INFORUM World Conference 2016

The GWS was host of the 24th World INFORUM-Conference from 29 August until 2 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 20 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 ArocaFunctional Income Distribution in the Chilean Mining Sector. An Input-Output Approach
Rossella Bardazzi &
Leonardo Ghezzi
BTM 3.0 Ready, steady, go!
Andreas BockermannWaste-to-Energy Projects on the Maldives – Analysis of the Financial Feasibility
Asiya BrusentsevaRIM (Russian Interindustry Model): Financial Block and Actual Model Version
Tommaso FerraresiOn the Effectiveness of Fiscal Policy in bad Times: Evidence from Italy
Maurizio GrassiniWhen Technological Coefficients Changes need to be Endogenous. The Case of Imports in the INFORUM Italian Model.
Anett GrossmannPortableDyme Portugal - An INFORUM National Multi-Sectoral Model for Portugal build with the PortableDyme framework
Toshiaki HasegawaInterconnectivity of Making Value
Frank HohmannUpdates on the PortableDyme Framework
Ronald HorstLift 2100: Long-Run Forecasting of the U.S. Economy
Christian LutzEconomic Effects of Reforming Energy Tax Exemptions for the Industry in Germany
Douglas MeadeCooking with Interdyme: An International Cuisine
Bernd MeyerImperfect Markets and the Properties of Macro-Economic-Environmental Models as Tools for Policy Evaluation
Anke MönnigINFORGE Modules: A selection of major model extensions
Anke MönnigPortableDyme Germany
David MullinsAssessing 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 OzhanAn Interindustry Macroeconomic Model for Turkey using G7
Velga Ozolina & Remicj PocjDevelopment of the Latvian Macroeconomic Model in the Context of Competitiveness
Renato PanicciaDemand and Long Term Growth? Testing some Post-Keynesian Topics
Vadim PotapenkoThe Impact of Sanctions on Russian Industry
Michal PrzybylinskiPolish Economy Development up to 2050. Influence of Selected Processes
Shantong LiStructural Changes of Manufacture Sectors and Industrial Policy in China
Alexander ShirovTechnological Component of the Macro-structural Forecast
Britta StöverMeasuring the Conditions of Capability in Germany for the next few Years – An Application of the TBI 
Iwona SwieczewskaDomestic Knowledge Flows and Innovation Clusters in the Polish Economy – Analysis with Input-Output Methods
Lucja Tomaszewicz & Joanna TrebskaIntersectoral Flows of Financial Assets and Liabilities
Philip UlrichEconomic Effects of an Increasing Market Penetration by Electric Drives – Structural Changes in a Scenario Analysis
Troy WittekProjecting Defense Employment and Purchases Using Inforum Models

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