Hi-Stat Workshop Week on Historical Statistics

24-28 September 2007

Research Unit for Statistical Analysis in Social Sciences (Hi-Stat),

 the Institute of Economic Research (IER), Hitotsubashi University


Mini-Workshop on Historical Comparison of

International Income and Productivities

9:30-13:30September 26, 2007

Sano Shoin, Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo

Tel: +81(0)42-577-5230



I.                   Invited Presentations: 9:30-11:40

1.    A New Benchmark for British and German Manufacturing 1935/1936

 (one hour including discussion)

Herman de Jong (University of Groningen)


Coffee break: 10:30-10:40


2.      The Historical Roots of Indiafs Service-led Development: A Sectral Analysis of Anglo-Indian Productivity Differences, 1870-2000 (60 mins.)

Stephen Broadberry and Bishnupriya Gupta (University of Warwick)    


11:40-12:00    Coffee and Lunch Break


II.                Discussion: 12:00-13:00

1.      Linking Pre-Communist and Post-Communist National Income in China: Data and Methodological Issues

Thomas Rawski (University of Pittsburgh)


2.      Research Outcome and Publication Plan of Asian Historical Statistics Project

Konosuke Odaka (Hitotsubashi University)


3.      Data and Methodological Issues of Production Side PPP for East Asia

Tangjun Yuan (Hitotsubashi University) and Kyoji Fukao (Hitotsubashi University)


4.     Asian Historical National Accounts Database at the Groningen Growth and Development Centre

Jan Pieter Smits (University of Groningen) and Debin Ma (London School of Economics and Political Science)


III.             General Discussion 13:00-13:30


Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

2-1 Naka, Kunitachi, Tokyo 186-8603, Japan

URL: http://www.ier.hit-u.ac.jp/English/

Tel: +81(0)425-580-8352/8359

Fax: +81(0)425-580-8333