Forthcoming CompNet Events

1st FINPRO - Finance and Productivity Conference

The Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Finance department at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), invite submission for the 1st FINPRO Conference on the intersection of two significant research fields: productivity and finance. In line with the mission of CompNet to act as a hub to connect researchers and (micro) data providers from both the realm of policy making and academia, we seek to attract papers of the highest academic quality that include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  •  Productivity measurement at the micro level
  • Micro productivity and aggregate real activity
  • Credit constraints and investment
  • Inefficient lending
  • Funding innovation and entrepreneurs
  • Financial repression, factor accumulation, and reallocation
  • Macroprudential and monetary policy effects on productivity
  • Transmission and interaction of financial and factor market policies
  • Feedback loops between financial and non-financial agents
  • FinTech and Venture Capital

The FINPRO conference will take place at the EBRD, London on December 2nd and 3rd, 2019. Papers should be submitted to by July 31, 2019 and will be reviewed by a scientific committee. We welcome both empirical and theoretical contributions. Whereas we are particularly interested in studies that utilize CompNet data, this feature is not a prerequisite.

Further information for submitting a paper can be found on this link.




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.


Joint CompNet - EIB - IMF - ENRI - IWH Conference : From Micro to Macro: Market Power, Firms' Heterogeneity and Investment

EIB, March 18 - 19 2019, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Please find details at the following link: 8th CompNet Annual Conference.


CompNet-EBRD Workshop - Localisation and Productivity

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, October 8-9 2018, London, United Kingdom

Please find details at the following link: CompNet-EBRD Workshop.


7th CompNet Annual Conference - Economic Growth, Trade and Productivity Dispersion

Leopoldina, June 21-22 2018, Halle (Saale), Germany

Please find details at the following link: 7th CompNet Annual Conference.


Workshop on 6th CompNet data vintage

European Central Bank (Main Building), April 26 2018, Frankfurt, Germany

Please find the Summary at the following link: Summary.


Second Workshop - Empirical research on productivity and innovation

ABDI, January 11-12 2018, Tokyo, Japan

Link to previous events: Previous Events.

1st CompNet Data User Conference