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 IWH.

Jonathan Deist is a PhD student at IWH.

Verena Plümpe is an Economist at IWH.

Dieu Hong Le is a Master Student in Economics, Data science and Policy at Martin Luther University, Halle.

Adnan Shaikh is a Master Student in Economics, Data science and Policy at Martin Luther University, Halle.


External Junior Consultants

Sara Azzarito is a Master Graduate at University of Bocconi, Milan, Italy and team member of the TSI project.

Daniele Aglio is a PhD student at Koç University, Turkey and team member of the TSI project.

Leonardo Indraccolo is a PhD student at European University Institute, Florence, Italy and team member of the TSI project.

Marcelo Piemonte Ribeiro is a PhD student at Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland and team member of the TSI project.

Marco Miorandi is a Master's graduate in Economics from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and team member of the TSI project.

Elliott Weder is a PhD student at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Tinbergen Insitute and team member of the TSI project.

Elena Sponga is a Master's graduate in Economics and Finance from Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy, and team member of the TSI project.

Marco Matani is a Master's graduate in Economics from Bocconi University and team member of the TSI project.

Reetuparna Vishwanath is an intern at the WTO.

Hossein Tohidimehr is a PhD candidate in Development Economics at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

Chengzi Yi is a PhD student at European University Institute, Florence, Italy.