Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming CompNet Events

Annual Research Conference 2021

Organised since 2004, the 2021 edition of the Annual Research Conference (ARC) is co-organised by DG ECFIN and the JRC. The ARC is the forum of excellence where European Institutions exchange knowledge and engage in dialogue with researchers at academic institutions and think tanks, practitioners at civil society organisations and citizens.


This year, DG ECFIN and the JRC invite the European Central Bank (ECB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), Eurofound and Conference participants to chart the European economy post COVID-19, recognising unusual times require unconventional policies. The Conference welcomes the findings of the High-Level Group convened by Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni discussing on the challenges posed to Europe by the post-pandemic economy and society.


Conference participants shall listen to speakers discuss diverse topics such as the unequal effects of the pandemic for citizens, firms and governments, the consequences of the pandemic for value chains, and the pronounced effect it had on school-age children and women. Academic researchers and EU officials shall discuss how the Recovery and Resilience Facility helps the EU emerge stronger and more resilient from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Join us in this year’s knowledge exchange, be informed. Be part of the ARC2021.

For the Conference Program, please click here. For more information, kindly contact

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):

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.

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:

7th September 2021

Program coming soon.

2021 Annual CompNet & Banque de France Conference in Paris

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