Statistics Day 2013

"Business statistics in change"

The main subject of the conference will be new developments and challenges in business statistics. Eurostat’s FRIBS project (Framework Regulation Integrating Business Statistics) is designed to establish a cross-cutting framework regulation, bringing about more integration, harmonisation, streamlining and flexibility to European business statistics. In the light of new research on global value chains, a special focus will be laid on the future of foreign trade statistics.

The conference will be held in German and English language. Simultaneous translation will be available.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 
9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Statistics Austria 
Guglgasse 13 
1110 Vienna 


09:00Opening remarks 
Konrad Pesendorfer (Statistics Austria)
09:15Measuring Global Value Chains 
Key note speaker: Timothy Sturgeon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Presentation (PDF 1,4 MB)
10:00Coffee break
Morning session 
Chair: Konrad Pesendorfer (Statistics Austria)
10:30New developments and challenges for business statistics 
Waltraud Pecksteiner (Statistics Austria); Presentation (PDF 1,1 MB)
11:00Challenges for business cycle and economic research in times of globalisation 
Roland Döhrn (Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research); Presentation (PDF 153 KB) 
Doris Ritzberger-Grünwald (Austrian Central Bank); Presentation (PDF 587 KB) 
Waltraud Pecksteiner (Statistics Austria)
Afternoon session 
Chair: Waltraud Pecksteiner (Statistics Austria)
13:00A new framework for business statistics in Europe – FRIBS 
Maria-Helena Figueira (Eurostat); Presentation (PDF 743 KB)
13:45Coherence and consistency – fundamental elements of FRIBS 
Josef Richter (Consultant of Eurostat); Presentation (PDF 73 KB)
14:30A new way of measuring foreign trade – SIMSTAT 
Franz Granner (Statistics Austria); Presentation (PDF 410 KB)
Panel discussion 
Chair: Norbert Rainer (Statistics Austria)
15:30 Business statistics in change – what is FRIBS going to bring about? 
Maria-Helena Figueira (Eurostat) 
Roland Gnoss (Federal Statistical Office, Germany) 
Steve MacFeely (Central Statistics Office, Irland) 
Ulrike Oschischnig (Austrian Federal Economic Chamber) 
Johannes Turner (Austrian Central Bank)
Konrad Pesendorfer (Statistics Austria)

The programme is also available as PDF document (137 KB).

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F.l.t.r.: Norbert Rainer, Roland Döhrn, Josef Richter, Johannes Turner, Steve MacFeely, Konrad Pesendorfer, Maria-Helena Figuera, Timothy Sturgeon, Ulrike Oschischnig, Roland Gnoss, Waltraud Pecksteiner, Franz Granner

Statistics Day 2013 photo gallery