Forthcoming CompNet Events

Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data (CAED) Conference - November 19-21, 2021 - University of Coimbra (Portugal)

The 17th CAED conference on research using enterprise microdata to be held in Coimbra, Portugal. The event promotes scientific research using enterprise microdata on a variety of topics and from different (and inter) disciplinary approaches. It is a unique meeting point for producers and users of these data, including as statisticians, survey methodologists, data scientists, econometricians, economists, business researchers, and sociologists and other social scientists. It is also an opportunity for policymakers to acquaint themselves with the newest research results and policy evidence and evaluation in this rapidly expanding field.

The conference will feature keynote presentations by Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University) and John T. Addison (University of South Carolina)

We will welcome papers related to the following but non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • Productivity
  • Firm dynamics
  • Resource reallocation and adjustment costs
  • International trade
  • Information and communication technology
  • R&D
  • Digital Marketing
  • Competition
  • Transition and development
  • Labour and industrial relations
  • Linked employer-employee analysis
  • Environment
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate finance
  • Healthcare industry

Deadline for paper submission: September 10, 2021 Authors chosen to present papers at this conference will be notified on October 1st

cientific Committee:
• Paulino Teixeira, University of Coimbra
• Eric Bartelsman, Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam
• Mark Roberts, Pennsylvania State University
• John T. Addison, University of South Carolina
 Shawn D. Klimek, US Census Bureau
• Carlos Carreira, University of Coimbra
• Chiara Criscuolo, OECD
 Dirk Czarnitzki, KU Leuven
 Peter N. Gal, OECD
• Paulo Guimarães, Bank of Portugal
• Yoonsoo Lee, Sogang University
• Shaun McRae, Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM)
• Hannah Rubinton, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
 Dominic Smith, US Bureau of Labor Statistics
• Kensuke Teshima, Hitotsubashi University
• Andre Trindade, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
• Hongsong Zhang, University of Hong Kong
• Nikolas Zolas, US Census Bureau

Local Organizing Committee:
• Carlos Carreira, University of Coimbra
• Paulino Teixeira, University of Coimbra
• Ernesto Nieto Carrillo, CeBER, University of Coimbra
• Ronize Cruz, CeBER, University of Coimbra

The final schedule will be available on October: SCHEDULE

For any questions, send your email to (Sofia Antunes):

CompNet ProdTalks

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

The ProdTalks will take place every 1st Tuesday of the month at 15h00 CET. Register here to save your seat!

Coming up next:

7 December 2021


2nd Finance and Productivity (FINPRO) Conference

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 originally planned 2nd Finance and Productivity (FINPRO) Conference on 02/03. December in the premises of the Leopoldina in Halle will be postponed to 28/29. April 2022.

You can submit a paper until January 14, 2022 to We are looking forward to your submission.

2021 CompNet & Banque de France Annual Conference

This year CompNet celebrates its 10th Annual Conference, together with Banque de France as co-host, which will take place in Paris. The topic of the conference is "Firm-dynamics, factors reallocation and organization of production in the context of COVID-19"

Please find the official program here

Other Forthcoming Events of Interest

CAED Seminar: 'Market Power and Innovation'


CAED Seminar: 'Market Power and Innovation'

On May 28, 2021, we are proud to present:

Speaker: Maarten de Ridder (London School of Economics)
Title: Market Power and Innovation in the Intangible Economy

Date/Time: May 28, 2021, 14:00 CEST

Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 976 7997 5303
Passcode: CAED2020

(Zoom opens at 13.45. If you have trouble with the Zoom meeting link, use Meeting ID and Passcode)

Keep up to date for upcoming seminars on

For any questions, send your email to:

CAED is happy to cross-post information for the Tinbergen Institute Summer School course on productivity, trade, and growth from July 12--16, 2021 (online).

Sponsored by: The Tinbergen Institute and the program in Business Data Science.



Past Events

2020 Annual Conference of the OECD Global Forum of Productivity

Market Dynamics, Competition and the Role of Industrial Policy in the Context of the Covid-19 Crisis.

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 

Since its inception, CompNet has hosted and organized several events, conferences and workshops that have seen the participation of prominent scholars and policy-makers.


CompNet ProdTalks - a continuous series of virtual monthly events.

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, Trade, Finance and Labour.

Please find details at the following link: CompNet ProdTalks.


CompNet Annual Event - Jointly organised by CompNet and ECB. 

A short online event took place on 22nd September 2020. 

Please find details at the following link: 9th CompNet Annual Conference (will be published soon).


Conference on Sustainable development, firm performance and competitiveness policies in small open economies

Video Conference, June 22 - 24, 2020

Please find details at the following link: Conference


3rd CompNet Data Provider Forum

Video Conference, April 22, 2020

Please find details at the following link: 3rd CompNet Data Provider Forum


First FINPRO - Finance and Productivity Conference

EBRD, December 2 - 3 2019, London, UK

Please find details at the following link: 1st FINPRO - Finance and Productivity Conference


First CompNet Data User Conference

France Stratègie, October 8 - 9 2019, Paris, France

Please find details at the following link: 1st CompNet Data User Conference


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.


2nd CompNet Data Provider Forum 

IWH, 6th - 7th May 2019, Halle (Saale), Germany

Please find details at the following link: 2nd CompNet Data Provider Forum.


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.

9th Annual CompNet Conference - jointly organised with ECB

On 22 September 2020, a short online event took place. Please find all material below to be downloaded from the online conference.

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

15:55    Break

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


General information

Language English

Local organisers

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