Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference (APPC 2012)

      The Asia-pacific Productivity Conference 2012 will be held on July 25-27, 2012 at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), in Bangkok, Thailand. This is the 8th international conference on efficiency and productivity growth in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference is organized and sponsored jointly by Administration and Management College (AMC), King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang; Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University (KU); Department of Agricultural Economics, Khon Kaen University (KKU); School of Economics & Public Policy, Srinakharinwirot University (SWU); Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MAOC) and other well-known universities and government agencies in Thailand. The conference also offers a post conference tour (Royal Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Ko Kret - local village and pottery community) for foreign participants on July 28.

 Three keynote addresses:

   Mr Porametee Vimolsiri (Deputy Secretary General of  National Economic and Social Development Board, Thailand) will give a keynote address on “Productivity Policy Implications in Thailand.”  Professor R. Robert Russell (University of California, Riverside, USA) and Mr Apichart Jongskul (Secretary General of Office of Agricultural Economics, Thailand) will be commentators.  

  Professor Nancy H. Chau (Cornell University, USA) will give a keynote address on “Shadow Pricing Market Access.”  Professor Shawna Grosskopf (Oregon State University, USA) and Professor William Schworm (University of New South Wales, Australia) will be commentators.
  Dr.Quentin Grafton (Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics, Australia) will give a keynote address on “Measurement of Productivity in the Mining and Energy Sectors.”  Professor Rolf Färe (Oregon State University, USA) and Professor Robin Sickles (Rice University, USA) will be commentators.


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