CCSA (Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities) Workshop

Conference on Best Practice for Ensuring Quality in International Statistics:
Making International Statistics fit for Sound Decision Making

Announcement letter.pdf


Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Megaron, Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC), Hall “Kokkali” Vas. Sofias Ave. & Kokkali St., Athens, Greece

  Providing decision makers with international statistics that they need
14.00 – 14.10 Welcome address
Welcome remarks by Mr Werner Bier and Mr Henri Laurencin, CCSA co-chairs
14.10 – 14.50 Comparability of international macro-economics indicators/statistics
Mrs Maurine Haver, Ceo, Haver analytics
14.50 – 15.30 Enhancing the quality in international statistics by the Principal Global Indicators (PGIs)
Mr Werner Bier, Deputy Director General & Mr Per Nymand-Andersen, Adviser, Directorate General Statistics, ECB
15.30 – 16.10 Providing decision makers with international macro-economic statistics that they need
Mr Ethan Weisman, Deputy Chief, IMF
16.10 – 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 – 17.10 International statistics in academia: use, misuse and non-use
Mr Paul Dembinski, Director, Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva
17.10 – 17.50 Quality enhancement in International Merchandise Trade Statistics
Mr Henri Laurencin, Head, Development Statistics and Information Branch, UNCTAD
17.50 – 18.00 Closing remarks by CCSA co-chairs