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Structural Reforms for Productivity Growth

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Minister of Finance, Portugal


Mário CENTENO was born in Olhão, Portugal, in 1966. On November 26 2015, he was sworn in as

Finance Minister of the XXI Constitutional Government of the Portuguese Republic. He graduated in

Economics from ISEG-Technical University of Lisbon in 1990 and, holds two Masters – one in Applied Mathematics, by ISEG-UTL in 1993, and the other in Economics, by Harvard University, USA, in 1998. Mr.

Centeno also holds a PhD in Economics, by Harvard University, USA, obtained in 2000. He is a consultant of Portugal's Central Bank since 2014. He is Professor at ISEG, University de Lisboa. Mário Centeno joined Portugal’s Central Bank in 2000, where he worked as an economist until 2004. From 2004 to 2013 he was assistant director of the Central Bank Economics’ Department. He also directed the Macroeconomics Statistics Development’s work group in the Superior Statistics Council between 2007 and 2013. He was member of the Economic Policy Committee from the European Commission between 2004 and 2013. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Portuguese Economic Journal since

2001. He was member of the Executive Committee of European Association of Labor Economists from 2003 to 2005. Author and co-author or several scientific publications, books and book chapters related to his areas of interest, such as Labour Economy, Econometrics, Microeconomics and Theory of Contracts.

Secretary-General, OECD Angel GURRÍA is the OECD Secretary-General since June 2006. He came to the OECD following a distinguished career in public service, including two ministerial posts. Under his leadership, the OECD has expanded its membership to include Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia and opened accession talks with Russia. It has also strengthened its links with other major emerging economies, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa, with a view to possible membership. The OECD is now an active participant in both the G-8 and the G-20 Summit processes. Mr. Gurría has reinforced the impact of OECD work, and has steered the launching of high profile initiatives in the domain of Innovation, Green Growth, Gender

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2| 2016 Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity AMADOR João is a senior economist at the Economics and Research Department of Banco de Portugal, where has been contributing to regular publications and participating in committees at the European Commission, OECD and ECB. Currently, he is head of the Fiscal Policies and Structural Studies Division. João Amador is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics, where he teaches Macroeconomic Policies and European Economy.

In addition, he has published several policy-papers by Banco de Portugal, as well as articles in academic journals. His research interests include international trade, product market competition, macroeconomics, European integration and Portuguese economy. He was head of workstream in the ESCB Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet), dealing with Global Value Chains.

d’AURAY Michelle, is the Canadian Ambassador to the OECD. Following her nomination by Prime Minister Harper on 21 January 2015, she took up her duties as Permanent Representative of Canada to the OECD on 27 March. Ms. d’Auray has broad and varied experience in government, with over 10 years as a Deputy Minister. Prior to her appointment as Canada’s Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD, Ms. d’Auray was the Deputy Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, from 2012 to 2015. This department is the Government of Canada’s principal procurement and real estate and asset management organisation, including military procurement and the responsibility for the government’s Defence Procurement Strategy, which she developed and implemented. From 2009 to 2012, she served as the first woman Secretary to the Treasury Board, where she was responsible for the Government’s overall expenditure management system, and oversaw the one-year comprehensive expenditure review for the Government of Canada which led to savings of over CAN $6 billion in operations. Ms. d’Auray was the first Chief Human Resources Officer for the Government of Canada, establishing the Office and role in 2009. From 2007 to 2009, she was the first woman Deputy Minister at Fisheries and Oceans Canada; and from 2004-2007, she was President of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Québec. Ms. d’Auray started her professional career as the head of Canada’s thenlargest advocacy organisation for cultural industries and the arts, from 1985 to 1989. She started her career in the Government of Canada’s public service in 1990 at the National Film Board of Canada as director of Corporate Affairs, Distribution and Communications. From 1994 to 1996, she headed the Privy Council of Canada’s Intergovernmental Communications Secretariat and from 1996 to 1997 was director general of communications for Industry Canada. In 1998, she headed the Government of Canada’s Task Force on Electronic Commerce at Industry Canada and was responsible for the organisation in Canada of the 1998 OECD Ministerial Conference on Electronic Commerce. This was followed by positions at Canadian Heritage as assistant deputy minister of strategic management (1999 to 2000) and at Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat as the Government’s Chief Information Officer (2000 to 2004), where she headed the Government of Canada’s on-line initiative that made Canada a world leader in electronic service delivery.

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4| 2016 Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity CABRAL CALDEIRA Manuel was born in Lisbon in 1968. He was appointed as Minister of Economy in November 2015. The Minister of Economy is responsible for strategy and policy aimed at economic growth and competitiveness. The Minister’s main policy areas are: business law, enterprise and business support, innovation, internationalisation of enterprises and promotion of trade, industry and investment, consumer protection, tourism, energy and geology. Manuel Caldeira Cabral was Professor of Economy in University of Minho since 2004.

He was a former member of Parliament since October 2015. He was columnist in the economic newspaper Jornal de Negócios since 2007. In 2013 and 2014 he represented the Socialist Party in the negotiation of the partnership agreement between Portugal and the European Commission for the implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds. He was an invited researcher in the World Bank Department of Commerce Investigation and Economic Integration, in Washington D.C., in 2012. He was economic advisor to the Minister of State and Finance between 2009 and 2011 and economic advisor to the Minister of Economy and Innovation in 2009. He was member of the Council for the Promotion of Internationalisation (2010 and 2011) and member of the coordination network for EU's Europe 2020 Strategy (2010 and 2011). He was expert evaluator of the Open Budget Questionnaire of East Timor (2010 to 2013) on behalf of International Budget Partnership. He worked in the cooperation program of the Foundation of Portuguese Universities in East Timor (in 2004 and 2007). He was researcher of the Economy Department of Nottingham University during his PhD and advisor of the Economy Department of University of Minho until he finished his PhD. He was advisor of the Portuguese Insurers Association (1991-1992). While he was studying, he worked as a journalist in Diário Económico and Semanário Económico (1988-1991).

CONWAY Paul leads the Commission’s work on understanding the broad drivers of New Zealand’s productivity performance and the role of policy in improving it. He is also Chair of the Productivity Hub, a cross-agency collaboration of productivity researchers in the New Zealand public sector. Paul is an economist with extensive international experience and has previously worked with the OECD, the World Bank, Westpac and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. His work has included published studies on the impact of regulation on competition and productivity in New Zealand, China, Russia and India, as well as broader OECD-wide analysis. Much of Paul’s recent work with the Commission has focused on understanding productivity at the level of New Zealand firms. Paul has a Master of Commerce and Administration (Economics), First Class, from Victoria University and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Otago University.

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6| 2016 Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity FUJINO Shinji is currently the Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Government of Japan. He entered METI in 1987, and for about fifteen years, he has been involved in the Japanese industrial and innovation policies of various sectors, including service, clean energy, manufacturing, and chemical. His major contributions include the market deployment of clean energy vehicles such as the hybrid cars, the productivity improvement in the service industries, and the innovation policy of SMEs in the manufacturing industries. Between 1995 and 1997, he worked in the OECD Secretariat. In the Biotechnology Unit, he was involved in the cost-effectiveness analysis of the bio-medical industries. From September 2008 to June 2012, he worked in the International Energy Agency (IEA, Paris) as the Head of Country Studies Division, where he led energy policy reviews of its member states. He majored in physics, and holds a BA and a Master in Science from the University of Tokyo.

GOUVEIA Ana is the head of the Research and Economic Policy Department at the Office for Economic Policy and International Affairs of the Portuguese Ministry of Finance. She is also a Guest Lecturer at Nova School of Business and Economics. She holds a PhD in Economics from Nova SBE, with a specialization in Public Economics. In 2015, Ana headed the Economic Developments and Research unit of the Strategy and Research Office of the Portuguese Ministry for the Economy. From 2009 to 2014, she was an economist at the European Central Bank (currently on unpaid leave), working in the EU Institutions and Fora unit and in the Monetary and Financial Statistics division. From 2004 to 2007, Ana was an economist at Banco de Portugal, working mainly with National Accounts.

HASKEL Jonathan is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London and Academic Director of the School, having previously taught at Queen Mary, University of London, Dartmouth College and New York University. He has a number of publications in academic Economics journals on productivity, growth and the intangible/knowledge economy. He is a member of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) and a research associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE, and the IZA, Bonn. He is a member of the Financial Conduct Authority Competition Decisions Committee and a non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics Authority. Between 2001-2010 was a Member of the Competition and Markets Authority, on market inquiries into Mobile Phones, Home Credit and Airports. He has been on the editorial boards of Economica, Journal of Industrial Economics and Economic Policy and was on the Council of the Royal Economic Society and the "Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Experts" group advising the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation.

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8| 2016 Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity new German constitutional Balanced Budget Rule (“Debt-Brake”), now the new EU governance, institutional architecture and Global Policy Stance after the crises. From 2011 to 2104 he has been Chairman of the OECD’s Senior Budgetary Officials (SBO) network on performance and results. From 2008 - 2010 he served as Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of European Finance Ministers (ECOFIN-EPC) and Chairman of the EPC-Eurogroup in Brussels. He is Lecturer for Public Finance/Institutional Design and Fiscal Policy at the Free University of Berlin and at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. He is also a political fellow of the Cologne Institute of Public Finance, German State member for the Brussels-based think-tank BRUEGEL and Program Committee Member of SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance in Europe), Frankfurt.

LAU Edwin is Head of the Reform of the Public Sector Division in the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate. His division is responsible for the biennial publication, Government at a Glance which provides data and indicators on public sector inputs, outputs, processes and results. He also runs the Observatory for Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) which supports communities of practice on public sector innovation.

Together with the division’s work on digital government, open data, human resources management, and risk management, this forms a set of good practice cases and analysis for better understanding public sector productivity. A US national, Edwin worked in the United States Office of Management and Budget in the 1990s. Prior to being named Head of Division at the OECD, he was the Deputy Division Head of the Budgeting and Public Expenditures where he had responsibility for issues of budget transparency, performance budgeting, spending reviews, budgeting in the health sector, and reform of fiscal institutions. He established the Public Governance Review Programme in 2007, and worked closely with the Irish Prime Minister’s Office, the Estonian Government Office (Chancellery), and the Finnish Ministry of Finance to deliver advice on public sector modernization to those countries. He also led the OECD’s project on e-government from 2000-2007. Edwin holds a Master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a diplôme d'études approfondies from Science Po in Paris.

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