Scientific Team


CompNet Scientific Team

The CompNet Scientific Team includes senior researchers from the IWH and the ECB as well as talented research analysts (including PhD students) from the two institutions. The team promotes research projects on competitiveness and productivity issues using the CompNet dataset; organises workshops and conferences on these issues; and manages the firm-level data collection as well as the implementation of new methodologies and indicators into the CompNet dataset.


IWH Staff

Matthias Mertens is the Coordinator of the Scientific Team and the Head of the IWH-CompNet group.


Senior Researchers

Peter Haug is a Senior Economist in the Department of Structural Change and Productivity at the IWH.


Research Analysts

Tommaso Bighelli is a PhD student at the IWH.

Jonathan Deist is a PhD student at the IWH.

Marcel Lang is a Master Student at the Leipzig University.

Eugenia Macari is a Bachelor Student at the MLU.

Cormac Pujals is a Master Student at the Leipzig University.

Ahmed Elhefnawy is a Bachelor Student at the Martin Luther University.



External Junior Consultants

Marco Matani is a student at University of Bocconi, Milan, Italy.

Sergio Inferrera is a student at University of Bocconi, Milan, Italy.

Jing Chen is a PhD student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Alessandro Zona Mattioli is a student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.