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Report: Online sessions for young researchers

(Bart Los)

Unfortunately, the International Input-Output Conference in Kuala Lumpur had to be postponed, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To give young researchers an opportunity to present their work and to get some feedback on their current work, the IIOA Council decided to organize a small-scale online initiative in the first week of July (the week in which the conference would have taken place). Five sessions were held. The speakers and titles of their presentations can be found below.

The organizers (Satoshi Inomata, Shigemi Kagawa and Bart Los) sent out an invitation to all researchers who had submitted a paper to the Leontief Prize competition, wanted to be included in the Development Programme or had applied for IIOA travel grants. Of the 48 invited researchers, 18 accepted the invitation. To make sure that all presenters could attend without being deprived from sleep, the speakers were assigned to Oceania/Asia/Europe and Europe/Americas sessions (unfortunately, we did not have African speakers). The so-called ‘caretakers’ played a pivotal role in the organization: one speaker coordinated the date and the time of the session with the other speakers and made sure that an online videocalling platform would be used that would suit all speakers. The organizers then mass-mailed the IIOA-members to attend the sessions as members of the audience. In order to avoid unnecessary internet connection disruptions, the total number of participants per session was capped at eight. This created a cordial atmosphere, to the extent possible in an online setting. All sessions were full, although misinterpretations about the announced time zones caused a small number of latecomers (but this happens at physical conferences as well…). The caretakers had also ensured that all participants had been sent the slides and papers beforehand, to minimize the ‘damage’ in case of disruptions.

The sessions went well. The internet-related problems were very minor and the session caretakers all reported interaction between the presenters and members of the audience. As organizers we also learned a lot along the way. We received a number of useful suggestions for improvement. Nobody knows how we will gather in the future. Hopefully, it will be possible to organize physical meetings again. Still, it is likely that online events will remain an important element of our activities, so learning about ways to make these happen was helpful. The number 1 objective, however, was to support young researchers. We think this worked out well, to a large extent due to the activities of the session caretakers: Oliya Maxudova (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University), Carolina Silva Ribeiro (Federal University of Bahia), Eduardo Sanguinet (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul/Catholic University of the North), Maksud Bechkanov (Bonn University) and Wannaphong Durongkaveroj (Australian National University). Thanks a lot!

Session 1

Kehan HE (University College London), "Improving Input-Output Model for Time Lagged Analysis – a Big Data Approach"

Wannaphong DURONGKAVEROJ (Australian National University), "Developmental Gains from Joining Global Production Networks: Does Domestic Value Added Matter?"

Yu ZHANG (Chinese Academy of Sciences), "Impact of Non-Tariff Barriers: Evidence from China"

Session 2

Maksud BECHKANOV (Bonn University), "An Economy-wide Assessment of Agricultural Productivity Change Effects on Virtual Water Trade Flows"

Peilin CHEN (Renmin University of China), "World Embodied Energy Accounting with Capital Stock Change"

Yixin HU (Southern University of Science and Technology), "Fluvial Flood Footprint Assessment under Climate Change: An Application to Ghana"

Session 3

Guilherme CARDOSO (Federal University of Minais Gerais), "Fiscal Austerity in Brazil: Impacts on Household Income and Economic Activity"

Patiene PASSONI (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), "Input-Output Model in the Context of Relative Prices: the Implication of Deflation Methods for Technical Coefficients"

Simone GRABNER (Gran Sasso Science Institute), "Interregional Input-Output Linkages and Relatedness as Drivers of Regional Diversification: Evidence from United States Counties"

Eduardo SANGUINET (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul/ Catholic University of the North), "Uneven Integration in Domestic and Global Value Chains: the Role of Functions in Value Added Trade in Brazilian Regions"

Session 4

Keitaro MAENO (Kyushu University), "The Role of Market Shares of Commodities and Carbon Footprint of Nation"

Koshiro MATSUI (Kyushu University), "Global Warming and Lifecycle CO₂Emissions from Electricity Consumptions at Prefecture Level"

Man LI (Shandong University), "The Role of China's Main Blue Economy in Tackling Climate Change: An Input-Output Analysis"

Oliya MAXUDOVA (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University), "The Impact of the Mining Industries Sector of Tajikistan on Economic, Environmental and Social Development"

Session 5

Andressa PROQUE (Federal University of Juiz de Fora), "Fuel tax, Cross Subsidy and Transport: Assessing the Effects on Income and Consumption Distribution in Brazil"

Anjali SHARMA (University of Maryland), "An Input-Output based Analysis of the Labor Impacts of Clean Energy Transitions in India"

Carolina SILVA RIBEIRO (Federal University of Bahia), "Effects of Wind Energy Input on the Sectors of Economic Activity in the Semiarid Region of Bahia"

Heran ZHENG (Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU), "Targeted City Network to Reduce Carbon Footprint for 309 Chinese Cities"

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