We are excited to have launched our new series of virtual monthly events - CompNet ProdTalks.
In a 1.5 hour virtual event, two selected papers will be presented including presentation, discussion and Q&A. The topic will be general, such as: Productivity Research, Finance, Trade and Labour.
The papers that are being presented at the event are selected from the hosting institution as well as chosen from an open call for papers. You are herewith kindly invited to submit your papers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ProdTalks will take place every 1st Tuesday of the month at 15h00 CET. Register here to save your seat!
Coming up next:
2nd March 2021 hosted by Bank of Finland
This conference seeks to enhance our understanding of how to facilitate a sustainable allocation of economic resources in a post-lockdown world.
The Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Finance department at the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (IWH), invite submission for the 2nd FINPRO conference on the intersection of the two research fields of financial economics and productivity research.
The pandemic situation permitting, the IWH will host the 2nd FINPRO conference as an in-presence event to take place at the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle (Saale) on December 2/3, 2021.
Digital technologies and business models drive productivity growth and are key to job creation and prosperity. However, they can also create “winner takes most” dynamics, market concentration and rising productivity gaps across firms. How do these developments affect market dynamics and competition in interconnected economies and what role can modern industrial policy play to promote structural change while maintaining a “level playing field” to ensure fair competition in global markets? The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have an accelerating effect on these already ongoing structural changes. Against this background, government action becomes even more important and policy dialogue around these topics is more timely than ever.
The Chairman Filippo di Mauro introduced the session „ Market power, digital transformation and the COVID-19 catalys”
See here his presentation
More information on the conference can be found here
The coronavirus (COVID-19) may have lasting effects on the global and the European economies. This online event features a keynote lecture on the environment in which European firms operate and how it may be affected by the pandemic. A high-level panel discussed how COVID-19 may be reshaping international trade and capital flows.
14:30 Registration (Webex)
15:00 Welcome address
Frank Smets, Director General, Directorate General Economics, European Central Bank
Filippo di Mauro, Chairman, CompNet
15:10 Keynote Speech:
"Firms concentration, trade and productivity – recent trends in EU countries and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic"
Marc Melitz, Harvard University
16:00 Policy panel "How is COVID-19 reshaping international trade and capital flows?"
Chair: Philip R. Lane, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
Caroline Freund, Global Director of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness, World Bank
Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, Deputy Director of the Research Department, International Monetary Fund
17:15 End of event
Ettore Dorrucci, Roberta Serafini, Philipp Meinen (all European Central Bank, Directorate General Economics, Euro Area External Sector and Euro Adoption Division)
Contacts Simone Suckfüll +49 69 1344 6952 Saskia Schwägermann +49 69 1344 6402 CompNet_2020_Annual_Conference@ecb.europa.eu