Perspectives on Potential Output and Productivity Growth

24 and 25 April 2006

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"Estimation and Analysis Euro Area Potential Output Growth"
Tommaso Proietti and Alberto Musso
Discussion: Marc-André Gosselin

"Potential Output Growth in Several Industrialized Countries: a Comparison"
Christophe Cahn and Arthur Saint-Guilhem
Discussion: Don Coletti

"The Production Function Approach to Calculating Potential Growth and Output Gaps Estimates for EU Member States and the US"
Werner Roeger

"Inflation indicators in a sticky price framework"
Magnus Jonsson, Stefan Laséen, and Karl Walentin
Discussion: Rhys Mendes

"The Sources of the Second Surge of U.S. Productivity and Implications for the Future"
Dale W. Jorgenson, Mun S. Ho, and Kevin J. Stiroh
Discussion: Nicholas Oulton

"Productivity Growth in UK Industries, 1970-2000: Structural Change and the Role of ICT" and Presentation
Nicholas Oulton and Sylaja Srinivasan

"Firm Life-Cycle Dynamics and Productivity"
Danny Leung, Césaire Meh, and Yasuo Terajima

"Is the Cheque in the Mail?"
Aaron Drew and Max Dupuy
Discussion: Gerard Belet

"Productivity Growth: the Effect of Market Regulations"
Christopher Kent and John Simon
Discussion: Remy Lecat

"Employment Patterns in OECD Countries: Reassessing the Role of Policies and Institutions"
Andrea Bassanini and Romain Duval
Discussion: Gilbert Cette

"Measures of Potential Output from an Estimated DSGE Model of the United States"
Michel Juillard, Ondra Kamenik, Michael Kumhof and Douglas Laxton

"Synthesis - Potential Output: Interpreting the Past and Predicting the Future"
Susanto Basu