Virtual INFORUM World Conference 2021

The Inforum community has met from October 11 through October 13, 2021 online for their first Virtual World Conference. As it was not possible to hold a face-to-face event due to the current worldwide pandemic situation, it was decided to hold a virtual conference to ensure the scientific exchange of the Inforum community even in these times. The online conference was organized and hosted by the Inforum Country Groups of Italy, Germany and the USA.

Inforum was founded by Clopper Almon, Professor Emeritus from the University of Maryland, USA in the 1970s. Since 1992, the international community of economists and scientific researchers from five continents have met every year for a World Conference to share and discuss new research approaches and results in the field of I/O-based macroeconomic and industry modelling. 

Apart from general economic I/O modelling questions, many topics of this year’s presentations and discussions dealt with the Green Transformation and questions concerning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In many cases, the research work relates to the climate debate as one of the dominating worldwide societal and political discussions at present. Besides, new and progress in existing regional and general I/O modelling approaches were presented as well as studies focusing on labour market research.

Please find attached the list of presenters & topics including links to all presentations open to the public at the end of this information.

Thanks to the proven mix of experienced economic researchers, who have been part of the Inforum group for a long time, and young PhD students and scientists, the first Inforum Virtual World Conference also became a very productive and interesting experience for all participants.

The Inforum community would like to thank this year's organizing committee for hosting the virtual event, which not only allowed for the exchange of research results and findings, but also provided an opportunity to maintain relationships between all member organizations during times when face-to-face meetings are unfortunately not possible.

The group is looking forward to the 28th Inforum World Conference, which is planned for 2022 as a face-to-face event. The venue and date will not be determined until spring 2022 due to the planning uncertainty caused by the pandemic situation.

Not only members, but all scientists involved in I/O based economic research are welcome to join the Inforum conference. If interested & for further information, please contact: Inforum;, email to:

Presentations held at the conference
(in alphabetical order of the authors)

Clopper Almon

Inforum before Inforum

Astra Auziņa-Emsiņa

Covid-19 Restrictions, Policy Measures and Transport Sector in Latvia: IO Analysis of Most Extreme Shocks

Max Banning, Lara Ahmann,
Christian Lutz

Rebound Effects and Counteracting Policies for German Industry

Alexander O. Baranov,
Victor N. Pavlov

Forecast of the Russian Economy Development for 2021–2035 (Using the DIOM)

Andrey Kolpakov

Discussion on Climate Policy in Russia

Sergey Milyakin

IO Coefficients Modeling in the Automotive Industry

Anton Moiseev

Optimistic Markets vs Real Economy: Who Will Bear the Brunt of Bringing Them Together?

Anke Mönnig

MOVE ON – Modeling Future Mobility within an IO Framework

David Mullins

Sub-Saharan Macro-Economic Impact Models

Chen Pan, Jianwu He,
Shantong Li

Decomposition of Chinese Provincial Carbon Emissions along the Flowing Path Based on Trade Mode

Renato Paniccia

Transmitting TLC: Diffusion and Effects of the Telecommunication Expenditure, a Multiregional Exercise

Paul Salmon

What Toolbox to Build, Test and Use an Inforum Model?

Shantong Li, Jianwu He,
Yi Huang

Evolution of China’s Industrial Spatial Layout (1987–2017) – Based on Regional Input-Output Tables

Alexander Shirov

The Russian Economy during the Covid-19 Crisis. Calculations based on the RIM Model

Iuliia Slepenkova

Human Capital Flight Estimation Problem

Vadim Gilmundinov,
Tatiana Tagaeva

Waste Accumulation Problem in Russian Extractive Industries

Johannes Többen, Saskia Reuschel,
Britta Stöver, Lara Ahmann, Martin
Distelkamp, Christian Lutz

Global Land-Use Impacts of EU’s Future Bioeconomy – an Econometric Input-Output-Approach

Ferraresi Tommaso,
Leonardo Ghezzi, Fabio Vanni,
Mattia Guerini, Francesco Lamperti,
Giorgio Fagiolo, Alessandro Caiani,
Mauro Napoletano, Andrea Roventini,
Severin Reissl

On the Economic and Health Impact of the Covid-19 on Italian Regions – a Value Chain Approach

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