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Measuring Poverty, Income Inequality, and Social Exclusion: Lessons from Europe - Joint OECD/University of Maryland International Conference

 


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Day 1: Monday 16 March  -  Day 2: Tuesday 17 March
Roundtable on 18 March 2009


OECD, Conference Centre, 2 rue André Pascal, Paris 16


The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, in conjunction with the University of Maryland, is convening an international conference on European perspectives on poverty, inequality and social exclusion, currently scheduled to be held in Paris on March 16-17.  The purpose of the conference is to bring together leading scholars from Europe as well as from North America whose research focuses on measures of poverty, inequality and social exclusion along with their uses in policy.  The papers presented at the conference will be published by the Oxford University Press in an edited volume. The volume is intended to provide a high level reflection of the European perspective on measures of poverty and inequality and their uses in a policy context for academic and policymaking communities interested in the topic.

 

List of participants

Conference Agenda

Day 1: Monday 16 March 2009

9:30-10:00

 

 

 

 

Welcome and Introduction

Chair: M. Pirog, Indiana University

Statements by M. Queisser (OECD) and D. Besharov (University of Maryland) and by C. Stone (US Mission to the OECD)

 

 

Session I: Monetary measures of poverty and inequality in different national settings

Chair: S. Jenkins, ISER, University of Essex

10:00-10:30

 

The OECD approach to measuring income distribution and poverty: Strengths, limits and statistical issues  (Paper and PPT)
by M. Förster and M. Mira D’Ercole, OECD

10:30-11:00

 

Income indicators in the EU’s open method of coordination  (Paper and PPT)
by I. Maquet and D. Stanton, SPC, European Commission

11:00-11:30

Coffee/Tea

11:30-12:00

 

Income distribution in new (and old) EU member states (Paper and PPT) 

by I. Tóth and M. Medgyesi, TARKI

12:00-12:30

 

Weakly relative poverty (Paper and PPT)
by M. Ravallion and S. Chen, The World Bank

12:30-13:00

 

Session Discussant: T. Smeeding, University of Wisconsin-Madison / LWS (PPT)

 

13:00-14:30

Lunch

 

Session II: Broadening measures of income (or resources)
Chair: T. Smeeding, University of Wisconsin-Madison and LWS

14:30-15:00

 

Accounting for the distributional effects of in-kind public benefits (Paper and  PPT)

by H. Sutherland, ISER, Essex and P. Tsakloglou, Athens University

15:00-15:30

 

Incidence and Welfare Effects of Indirect Taxes (Paper and PPT)
by A. Decoster and D. Verwerft, KU Leuven and Cathal O'Donoghue and J. Loughrey, RERC, Galway

15:30-16:00

 

Coffee/Tea

 

16:00-16:30

 

 

Accounting for imputed and capital income flows in inequality analyses (Paper and PPT)
by J. Frick and M. Grabka, DIW Berlin

16:30-17:00

 

Analysing and measuring social inclusion in a global context (Paper)
by E. Marlier, CEPS/INSTEAD and A. B. Atkinson, University of Oxford

17:00-17:30

 

 

Accounting for employee benefits: Issues of measurement, valuation and social equivalencies (Paper and PPT)
By N. Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley

17:30-18:00

Session Discussant: D. Johnson, U.S. Census Bureau (PPT)

18:00-19:30

Cocktail

19:30

 

Business Dinner for Authors, Discussants and Chairpersons

 

Day 2: Tuesday 17 March 2009

Session III: Income levels for social assistance
Chair: M. Ravallion, The World Bank

9:30-10:00

 

Social assistance schemes in OECD countries: eligibility and benefits
by H. Immervoll and M. Förster, OECD (PPT)

10:00-10:30

 

Social assistance schemes across the world: Eligibility conditions and benefits (Paper and PPT)
by E. Tesliuc, The World Bank

10:30-11:00

 

 

The dynamics of social assistance receipt: measurement and modelling issues, with an application to Britain (Paper and PPT)
by S. Jenkins, ISER, Essex and L. Cappellari, Università Cattolica, Milano

11:00-11:30

 

Session Discussant: R. Lerman, American University and Urban Institute, Washington DC (PPT)

11:30-12:00

Coffee/Tea

 

 

 

Session IV: Non-income measures
Chair: B. Nolan, University College Dublin

12:00-12:25

 

 

Asset-related measures of poverty and economic stress (Paper and PPT)
by A. Brandolini, Bank of Italy and LWS, S. Magri, Bank of Italy and T. Smeeding, University of Wisconsin-Madison and LWS

12:25-12:50

 

 

Constructing a Consumption Aggregate for the Purpose of Welfare Analysis: Principles, Issues and Recommendations Arising from the Case of Brazil (Paper and PPT)
by P. Lanjouw, The World Bank

12:50-13:00

Session Discussant: K. Couch, University of Connecticut (PPT)

13:00-14:30

Lunch

 

 

Session V: Multidimensional measures
Chair:  B. Marin, European Center for Social Welfare Policy and Research

14:30-15:00

 

 

Developing and learning from measures of social inclusion in the European Union
by E. Marlier, CEPS/INSTEAD, B. Cantillon and K. Van den Bosch, University of Antwerp, and B. Nolan, University College Dublin (Paper and PPT)

15:00-15:30

 

 

 

Using Non-Monetary Deprivation Indicators to Analyse Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rich Countries: Lessons from Europe? (Paper and PPT)
by B. Nolan, University College Dublin and C. Whelan, ESRI Dublin

 

15:30-16:00

Coffee/ Tea

16:00-16:30

 

Estimating the extra costs of living for disabled people in the EU   (Estimating the extra costs of living for disabled people in the EU  and  PPT)
by A. Zaidi, OECD, and T. Burchardt, LSE

16:30-17:00

 

 

 

Poverty redefined as low consumption and low wealth, not just low income: its psychological consequences in Australia and Germany (Poverty redefined as low consumption and low wealth, not just low income: its psychological consequences in Australia and Germany and PPT)
by B. Headey, Melbourne Institute  of Applied Economic and Social Research and G. Wagner and P. Krause, DIW Berlin

17:00-17:30

Session Discussant: N. Gilbert, UC Berkeley

 

Concluding Session: Lessons for the US from Europe

Chair: D. Besharov (University of Maryland)

 

17:30-18:30

 

Summing up discussion by R. Burkhauser (PPT), D. Johnson (PPT) and T. Smeeding (PPT)

18:30

Closing statements by M. Queisser and D. Besharov

 

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