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:
6th April 2021
Program to follow soon.l
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.
This year CompNet celebrates its 10th Annual Conference, together with Banque de France as co-host, which will (hopefully) take place in Paris. The topic of the conference is "Firm-dynamics, factors reallocation and organization of production in the context of COVID-19"
The goal of this conference is to enhance academic and policy discussion on the effects of Covid on productivity, and to provide a forum for new policy-oriented research. Of great interest is the impact of the pandemic on productivity growth through within-firm dynamics, factors reallocation within and across sectors, the organization of production including through the internationalization of firms, and the role of policies. We seek to attract high-quality papers that include, but are not limited to the following topics in relation with the Covid-19 crisis:
• Innovation and knowledge diffusion
• Firm dynamics, entry and exit
• Production factors’ reallocation within and across sectors
• Market concentration
• Government support to firms and misallocation
• Internationalization of firms, organization of production, the role of global value chains.
We welcome both empirical and theoretical contributions.
Please find the official Call for Papers here. Submissions to be sent please to email@example.com
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