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Workshop on Distributional National Accounts

When? Friday, June 7, 2019 | 11:30-19:00

Where? Vienna University of Economics and Business, AD.0.122

    Distributional National Accounts (DINA) link distributional information on income, consumption and wealth to the macroeconomic System of National Accounts (SNA).

    DINA provide harmonized information on the distribution of key macro-economic aggregates within the household sector. This improves macro-economic monitoring and provides the data basis to bring more heterogeneity into macro-economic models.

    Already in 1955, one of the SNA’s founding fathers, Simon Kuznets, called for such distributional information. In 2019, there are still no routinely compiled DINA in most countries – but there is progress. This workshop thus brings together macro- and micro-specialists in Austria working on conceptual and empirical topics related to DINA, and aims to stimulate an exchange of ideas.

    Topics covered are

    • Measurement issues on the micro- and macro side and data quality

    • Specific challenges for income, consumption and wealth

    • Micro-matching of survey data

    • Conceptual issues in the macro-micro linking process


    WelcomeWelcomenoteSofie WaltlWU & LISER
    KeynoteEconomic policy making in a heterogeneous world – The case for DINAAurel SchubertWU & Former Director General at the ECB
    PresentationThe work of the OECD-Eurostat Expert group on Disparities in a National Accounts framework (EG DNA)Tanja JurasszovichStatistik Austria
    PresentationMeasuring Household Wealth – interlinkage of micro and macro aspects  (lessons learned in Austria as part of EG-LMM)Michael AndreaschOeNB
    13:20 - 14:40Lunch  
    Presentation & DiscussionMeasurement Error in Survey Income DataFranziska DisslbacherAK & WU
    Presentation & DiscussionThe distributional consequences of closing the micro-macro gap for
    capital income in the Eurozone
    Michael ErtlAK
    Presentation & DiscussionDistributional National Accounts and Household Survey Data -
    Methodological Issues and Results for EU Countries
    Predrag Cetkovic &
    Emanuel List
    Presentation & DiscussionDistributional Austrian National Accounts (diAna), 2004-2016Stefan JestlWU
    17:00 - 17:20Coffee Break  
    Presentation & DiscussionOn top of the top: Adjusting wealth distributions with international versus national rich listsPatrick MokreThe New School
    Presentation & DiscussionMultidimensional Wealth Inequality: A Hybrid Approach toward
    Distributional National Accounts in Europe
    Sofie WaltlWU & LISER
    Presentation & DiscussionThe joint distribution of income, consumption and wealth. Statistical
    matching of micro-data and the relation to macro-economic
    Tanja Jurasszovich, Gregor
    de Cillia & Richard
    Statistik Austria
    from 19:30Dinner  

    Download the program here.

      Participation is free of charge but registration by May 27, 2019 is compulsory. Students are welcome to join!

      For content-related questions, please contact the workshop organizer Sofie Waltl ( For any other issue, please contact Sarah Beran ( 

      We are grateful to the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour (AK) for sponsoring this event.