27th International Input-Output Association Conference
Local Organising Committee
There will be two committees: Local Organising Committee and Scientific Programme Committee. Between these two committees, we are confident that we can deliver an exceptional conference for the IIOA in 2019.
The following key people will lead our bid and with the support of a strong network of statisticians, economists, academics, government policy makers and industry professionals across the UK. We plan to invite students, supplemented with the International School of Input-Output Analysis (ISIOA) and Flash Sessions to become part of the LOC support and to engage our next generation of younger scholars in the wide field of I-O analyses.
Local Organising Committee
Sanjiv Mahajan will Chair the Local Organising Committee (LOC), which will arrange conference facilities in coordination with the Glasgow Convention Bureau and the University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre. Combined this team will arrange meeting places, presentation equipment, lunches, dinner(s), receptions, refreshment breaks, excursion information, and perhaps activities for accompanying persons. Sanjiv is also one of the sponsors of the 2019 IIOA Conference as well as personally underwriting any additional costs.
As a committee, we are confident that we can deliver an exceptional conference for the IIOA in 2019. The following key people will lead the work and with the support of a strong network of academics, government, policy makers and industry professionals across the UK.
Chair: Sanjiv Mahajan
Professor Karen Turner
Professor Graeme Roy
Professor Hervey Gibson
Hervey Gibson started working with Input-Output as an undergraduate in the 1960s, and in 1970, Hervey became a Member of the Input Output Society, the British forerunner of IIOA. As Division Economist for the Mond (General Chemicals) Division of Imperial Chemical Industries, Britain's largest industrial company at the time, Hervey used I-O as a key tool for industrial market research. In 1978, after a commercial career in the chemical industries of the UK and Sweden, Hervey joined the Cambridge Growth Project, directed by Richard Stone, Nobel Laureate and joint founding President (with Wassily Leontief) of IIOA. Hervey was Director of the User Service of the Project, and in this role helped to operationalise Terry Barker's multi-sectoral dynamic I-O model and established the consultancy Cambridge Econometrics.
Hervey then moved to the British National Oil Corporation and after this was privatised, Hervey became Head of Economics for the Scottish Development Agency (now Scottish Enterprise) where he was closely engaged with the construction and use of Scottish I-O Tables. Since 1993, Hervey has divided his time between academia and consultancy: Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University; affiliate at Glasgow University; and Chairman at Cogent Strategies International Ltd.
Hervey's work has covered competitive strategy, clusters, innovation systems and cities, and social accounting and capacity building. Hervey constructed a time series of Scottish I-O Tables for 1951-95, as the backbone of the first ever Scottish National Accounts (Caledonian Blue Book, 1997), and in 2007 built the first National Accounts for Northern Ireland.
Hervey's Detailed Regional Economic Accounting Model, DREAM(r), disaggregates into 200+ localities and 700+ industries/products. It is by far the largest economic model of the UK and has had over 200 applications since the Millennium, mainly in economic development but including quality control contributions to the UK National and Regional Accounts.
Since 2017, Hervey has been Director of SAFER, an African social accounting project with a focus on the informal economy and the economy-wide role of health, notably the HIV, AIDS and related epidemics. SAFER is developing very large social accounting frameworks aimed at tangible capacity building, knowledge storage, and technology transfer within and between national statistical institutes, academic practitioners, and global partners.
The above Members will be supported by various people to form the LOC: