Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming CompNet Events

3rd Finance and Productivity (FINPRO) Conference

8-9 June 2023 at the Bank of Italy in Rome

This conference aims to enhance our understanding of how the financial system can play a key role, together with the right policy mix, in the transformation of production processes towards sustainable technologies in response to climate change.

The Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet), the Bank of Italy, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Centre for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), and the Finance department at the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (IWH), invite to paper submission for the 3nd FINPRO conference on the intersection of the research fields of financial economics, sustainable technologies and energy markets.

Please find the program of the conference here.

CEPR European Micro data Workshop in Paris 15-16th June 2023

While micro-data are becoming more and more important, there are several challenges related to access to such data. The most important are: 

·       Administrative data are often available only to a small set of researchers who have been able to establish direct contact with the data providers. Often microdata access stops at the national boundary. 

·       Micro-level data, even when made available, are often not comparable across countries.  

·       Data assembled by private providers are often extremely expensive.   

The outcome of the meeting will be a white paper which will be both a call of action for improving access to microdata in Europe but also a catalogue of what is already available. The idea is to centralize information which, so far, is dispersed across fields and researchers. 

Please find the program here.


2nd TSI Workshop & 6th Data Provider Forum

The 2nd TSI Workshop will be held jointly with our 6th CompNet Data Provider Forum on 22 - 23 June 2023 at the IWH in Halle (Saale), Germany.

The forum on Thursday will provide an opportunity to engage with other data providers, CompNet team members, and researchers, and to share insights, ideas, and feedback. 

On Friday, CompNet will host the TSI workshop, which aims to further strengthen the European network of National Productivity Boards and create a space where recent and future developments of the TSI project, including joint research projects, can be discussed.

Tinbergen Institute Summer School 2023

12th CompNet Annual Conference - co-organised with the European Commission

October 19-20th, 2023 at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium

CompNet and the European Commission are organising the 12th CompNet Annual Conference on "Firms’ performance in challenging times: Input costs, Technology, Productivity, and Market Power."

Two keynote speakers of the conference will be Jan De Loecker (KU Leuven) and Jan Eeckhout (KU Leuven).

Please find the Call for Papers. Submissions to be emailed to

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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

ProdTalks - An Initiative by CompNet

Continuous call for Papers & Discussion every 1st Tuesday of the month at 15h00 CET.

More information

Next ProdTalk is scheduled for:

17 January 2023 with our special guest Professor Thomas Philippon

Register here.

The program will be published soon.