Seminar to Celebrate 80th Birthday of Angus Maddison

On 6 December of this year, Angus Maddison, who is one of the world’s leading economic historians will celebrate his 80th birthday. To mark this occasion, the Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, School of Economics, the University of Queensland is holding a two-day Seminar on the topic of World Economic Performance: Past, Present and Future with a focus on selected economies from the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, China, India, Indonesia and Japan. The Seminar will be held on 5 and 6 December, 2006.

The seminar at UQ is one of the two workshops on the topic of World Economic Performance: Past, Present and Future organized in honour of Angus Maddison. The first workshop was held on Friday 27 October at the University of Groningen which focused on Europe, the Americas and Africa. The program, papers and presentations from the first workshop can be downloaded from the special page for the workshop on the GGDC website.

 

Seminar on the Occasion of Angus Maddison’s 80th Birthday – Downloads

 

Seminar on the Occasion of Angus Maddison’s 80th Birthday – Program details

5th and 6th of December, 2006
School of Economics, The University of Queensland
Seminar Program details (Click here to download Word version)

 

  • Day 2 – 6th December, 2006
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  • Session 3 – Chair: Tim Coelli, The University of Queensland
  • 9.00 – 9.15
    • Osamu Saito, Hitotsubashi University
    • Why and how Japan caught up with the West, the Slowdown in the past decade, and the outlook for the future
    • Discussants: Erwin Diewert , University of British Columbia
  • 10.30 – 11.00
  • Coffee Break
  • 11.00 – 12.15
    • Pierre van der Eng, Australian National University
    • Indonesian development and prospects
    • Discussant: Hal Hill, Australian National University
  • 12.15 – 13.45
  • Lunch Break
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  • Session 4 – Chair: Ian Castles, Australian National University
  • 13.45 – 14.45
    • Graeme Snooks, Australian National university
    • Dynamics Downunder: Australian Economic Strategy and Performance from the Palaeolithic to the Twenty-first Century
    • Discussant: Angus Maddison, University of Groningen
  • 14.45 – 15.45
    • Bob Gregory, Australian National University
    • What ever happened to the Australian labour market over the last fifty years? How did it become so polarized?
    • Discussant: Max Corden, University of Melbourne
  • 15.45 – 16.15
  • Coffee Break
  • 16.15 – 17.00
    • Round Table Discussion: Performance and Prospects of Australia and Major Asian Economies
    • Discussion Leader: Max Corden, University of Melbourne
  • 18.30 for 19.00
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION DINNER
    Restaurant: Augustine’s on George (By invitation only)
  • Day 1 – 5th December, 2006
  • 8.30 – 9.00
  • Registration – Room S402, Social Sciences Building
  • 9.00 – 9.15
    • Welcome: D.S. Prasada Rao, The University of Queensland
    • Opening Remarks: David Siddle, Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Research), UQ
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  • Session 1 – Chair: D.S. Prasada Rao, The University of Queensland
  • 9.15 – 10.30
    • Justin Yifu Lin, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
    • On Chinese long term performance since the Sung dynasty
    • Discussant: Leong Liew, Griffith University
  • 10.30 – 11.00
  • Coffee Break
  • 11.00 – 12.15
    • Ross Garnaut (to be presented by Ligang Song), Australian National University
    • Driving forces in Chinese growth since 1978 and the outlook to 2030
    • Discussant: Harry Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 12.15 – 14.00
  • Lunch Break
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  • Session 2 – Chair: Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia
  • 14.00 – 14.15
    • Harry Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    • Angus Maddison, University of Groningen
    • Problems of measuring growth and levels of performance in China
    • Discussant: Yue Ximing, People’s University of China, Beijing
  • 15.15 – 15.45
  • Coffee Break
  • 15.45 – 17.00
    • Deepak Lal, University of California at Los Angeles
    • Driving forces behind the acceleration of Indian growth and the outlook to 2030
    • Discussant: D.S. Prasada Rao, The University of Queensland

Click here to download Word version of the Seminar Program

 


Financial support for the Seminar from the following institutions is gratefully acknowledged.

  • School of Economics, The University of Queensland
  • Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, The University of Queensland
  • Griffith Business School, Griffith University