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Workshop | December 2010

International Comparisons in Economic Well-Being among Advanced Industrialized Countries

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

December 2–3, 2010

Workshop on International ComparisonsThe purpose of the workshop is to discuss the work on the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being (LIMEW) for five countries: Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Participants will present the estimates for individual countries; provide bilateral comparisons between the United States and each of the other countries; discuss the role of government expenditures and taxation as well as wealth in shaping the level and distribution of economic well-being; provide a technical overview of the quality of the statistical matching technique used in creating the core synthetic microdata files; and plan for the dissemination of the methodology and results from the project.

Participation in the workshop is by invitation only.

The workshop program is available here to registered participants only. A user name and password are required.

This workshop is made possible by a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Levy Institute is grateful to the Sloan Foundation for its support of the LIMEW project.

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