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Second Workshop - Empirical research on productivity and innovation

ABDI, January 11-12 2018, Tokyo, Japan

Researchers at the business school of the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created the Productivity Research Network (PRN), in collaboration with the Asian Bureau of Financial and Economic Research (ABFER) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). The objective of the Network is to promote empirically based research on productivity drivers for Asia-Pacific countries, via also stimulating more complete firm-level information gathering.

The workshop will provide an opportunity to the members of the network and other invited researchers to discuss state-of-the-art research on productivity, as well as the possibility of establishing concrete collaboration. We expect this meeting to also provide an impetus for improved data collection within the region aimed at fostering the interaction between senior and junior researchers working with firm-level data, and allowing more solid research and policy analysis. In this second workshop, the focus will be on the ways in which market forces can stimulate innovation and spur productivity growth. How do companies in Asia-Pacific cope with new competitive forces and shifts in international supply chains? Do they become more innovative, seek alternative markets, or scale down? What is the role of openness and internationalization? Do new technologies and new business models help the improvement of productivity, the efficiency of R&D spending, and the fostering of innovation? What is the role of finance in promoting innovation and productivity growth?

Deadline for submitting proposals is November 1st, 2017.

For more details, please check the full call for proposals here.


Structural Change, Resource Misallocation and Growth Dynamics in the MENA Region

Open Call for Proposals

ERF is pleased to announce a call for proposals on growth dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region using firm- and sector-level data. Characterized by relative stagnation and high unemployment, especially for the labor-abundant resource-poor countries within the region, there is little understanding of the determinants of the pace of structural transformation in the region, and its implications for economic growth. At the macro level, long-term growth depended on the extent of allocative efficiency within sectors. Resource misallocation at the firm/sector level can indeed explain productivity differentials across sectors, as well as more aggregately across countries in the region.

Deadline for submitting proposals is August 20, 2017.

For more details, please check the full call for proposals here.



Most recent

Productivity and sectoral reallocation

5th ECB-CBRT conference, October 6 2017, Izmir, Turkey.


Past events

Since its inception, CompNet has hosted and organized several events, conferences and workshops that have seen the participation of prominent scholars and policy-makers. Please find a detailed list at the following link: 

CompNet past events