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 Master Student at the MLU.

Marcel Lang is a Master Student at the Leipzig University.

Roman Blyzniuk is a Bachelor Student at the MLU.

Tshepang Mogwera is a Bachelor Student at the MLU.


Technical Support

Mirja Hälbig is a PhD student at the IWH.

Verena Plümpe is a PhD student at the IWH.


ECB Staff


Senior Researchers

Roberta Serafini is a Principal Economist at the Euro Area External Sector & Euro Adoption Division of the European Central Bank.

Philipp Meinen is a Senior Economist at the ECB.

Annalisa Ferrando is a Senior Economist at the ECB.


Research Analysts

Ottavia Papagalli is a trainee at the ECB.

Pier Luigi Cingolani is a trainee at the ECB.