Peter van de Ven is currently the lead editor of the update of the 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA). Peter has been working in the area of national accounts since 1984. From 1984 to 2011, he was employed at Statistics Netherlands, the last eight years as Director of National Accounts. From 2011 to 2021, he was Head of National Accounts at the OECD.
Peter has always been closely involved in discussions about the international standards for compiling national accounts, amongst others as member of the Advisory Expert Group (AEG) on National Accounts and the Inter-Secretariat Working Group on National Accounts (ISWGNA). In this respect, he contributed, not only to the 2008 SNA but also to various manuals providing conceptual and/or conceptual guidance.
Peter was Chair of the EU Committee on Monetary, Financial and Balance of Payments statistics (CMFB) in 2008 – 2010, and President of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) in 2010-2012.
Jorrit Zwijnenburg is the Head of Sectoral and National Accounts in the OECD’s National Accounts Division, responsible for a wide variety of macroeconomic datasets providing insights into aspects of country’s economies. In his role, he assists countries in further improving their results, explains results to users, and contributes to further developing guidance as included in the System of National Accounts, the international framework underlying the statistics. In this capacity, he has been doing research in areas such as non-bank financial intermediation, pensions, crypto assets, intellectual property products, and the digital economy. Furthermore, he has a leading role in developing proposals to better describe aspects of well-being and sustainability in macroeconomic statistics.
He is an active member of related international fora, such as the UNECE led Group of Experts in National Accounts, the IMF Government Finance Statistics Advisory Committee, and the Eurostat National Accounts Working Group. Furthermore, he is a Council Member of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth. He currently also chairs the OECD Expert Group on Disparities in National Accounts, developing guidance to compile household distributional results in line with national accounts totals, and leads related work in the new G20 Data Gaps Initiative. He also co-chaired the OECD-Eurostat Task Force on Land on other non-financial assets and led the drafting of the report on measuring Intellectual Property Products.
Avinash (Avi) Collis is an Assistant Professor in the Information, Risk and Operations Management department at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a digital fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and the Stanford Digital Economy Lab. He holds a PhD in Management Science from MIT Sloan School of Management.
His research interests include the economics of digitization focusing on measuring the welfare gains from digital goods. His research has been published in top tier academic and practitioner journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Human Behavior, Nature Communications and the Harvard Business Review and has been covered in major media outlets and policy reports including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, the Economist and reports by the US White House, Federal Reserve, Senate and UK treasury.