NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

CRIW Conference on International Service Flows

 

Marshall Reinsdorf and Matthew Slaughter, Organizers

 

April 28-29, 2006

 

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

One Bethesda Metro Center

Bethesda, MD

 

PROGRAM

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28:

 

 

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

Session 1:

Improving Our Measures of Trade in Services

 

 

9:00 am

MARIA BORGA, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Addressing Selected Issues in U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Estimates of U.S. International Services:Improved Measures of Insurance, Wholesale and Retail Trade, and Financial Services

 

 

 

Discussant: EDWARD LEAMER, UC, Los Angeles and NBER

 

 

9:45 am

KELLEY KHATCHADOURIAN and

 

ALICE WIESNER, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

International Price Programís (IPPís) Services Price Indexes

 

 

 

Discussant: KIM ZIESCHANG, International Monetary Fund

 

 

10:30 am

Coffee Break

 

 

10:45 am

ROBERT LIPSEY, Queens College and NBER

 

Measuring International Trade in Services

 

 

 

Discussant: DAVID RICHARDSON, Syracuse University and NBER

 

 

11:30 am

PIERRE SICSIC, Bank of France

 

Are there More and More Missing Imports of Services in the French Balance of Payments?

 

 

 

Discussant: RALPH KOZLOW, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

 

12:15 pm

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2:

Emerging Patterns of Trade in Services: Drivers and Implications

 

 

1:00 pm

GABRIEL MEDEIROS, ERICH STRASSNER, and

 

ROBERT YUSKAVAGE, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Outsourcing and Imported Services in BEAís Industry Accounts

 

 

 

Discussant: J. BRADFORD JENSEN, IIE

 

 

1:45 pm

HARRY GRUBERT, U.S. Treasury Department

 

JACK MUTTI, Grinnell College

 

New Developments in the Effect of Taxes on Royalties and the Migration of Intangible Assets Abroad

 

 

 

Discussant: MIHIR DESAI, Harvard University and NBER

 

 

2:30 pm

Coffee Break

 

 

2:45 pm

XAVIER REIF and DESIREE VAN WELSUM, OECD

 

We Can Work It Out: The Globalization of ICT-Enabled Services

 

 

 

Discussant: LORI KLETZER, UC, Berkeley

 

 

3:30 pm

CAROL CORRADO, PAUL LENGERMANN, and

 

LARRY SLIFMAN, Federal Reserve Board

 

The Contribution of MNCs to U.S. Productivity Growth, 1977-2000

 

 

 

Discussant: RAYMOND MATALONI, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis SLIDES

 

 

4:15 pm

MARY AMITI, IMF

 

SHANG-JIN WEI, IMF and NBER

 

Service Offshoring, Productivity, and Employment: Evidence from the United States

 

 

 

Discussant: ROBERT FEENSTRA, UC, Davis and NBER

 

 

5:00 pm

Adjourn

 

 

6:30 pm

Group Dinner

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29:

 

 

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

Session 3:

International Flows of Intellectual Property, R&D and Intangible Assets

 

 

9:00 am

CAROL ROBBINS, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

Measuring Payments for the Supply and Use of Intellectual Property

 

 

 

Discussant: FRITZ FOLEY, Harvard University and NBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

9:45 am

FRANCISCO MORIS, National Science Foundation

 

U.S. International Trade in R&D-Related Services and a Transactions-Based Profile of Business R&D

 

 

 

Discussant: WOLFGANG KELLER, University of Colorado and NBER

 

 

10:30 am

Coffee Break

 

 

10:45 am

LAWRENCE MCNEIL, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

International Trade and Economic Growth:A Methodology for Estimating Cross-Border R&D Spillovers

 

 

 

Discussant: DANIEL SICHEL, Federal Reserve Board

 

 

11:30 am

GORDON HANSON, UC, San Diego and NBER

 

CHONG XIANG, Purdue University

 

International Trade in Motion Picture Services

 

 

 

Discussant: PHILLIP McCALMAN, UC, Santa Cruz

 

 

12:15 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:00 pm

Panel Discussion - Trade in Services in a Globalized Economy:

 

Measurement Challenges and Economic Implications

 

 

 

Panelists: †† EDWARD LEAMER, UC, Los Angeles and NBER

 

††††††††††††††††† ROBERT FEENSTRA, UC, Davis and NBER

 

††††††††††††††††† MATTHEW SLAUGHTER, Dartmouth College and NBER

 

††††††††††††††††† RALPH KOZLOW, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

2:00 pm

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

4/18/06