Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming CompNet Events

CAED Online Seminar

CAED 2020 Seminar: "Patents to Products: Product Innovation and Firm Dynamics"

The CAED 2020 conference has not taken place. Instead, while waiting for CAED 2021, we will have a seminar on every last Friday of the month.

On January 29, 2021, we are proud to present:

Speaker: Salomé Baslandze (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)

Title: Patents to Products: Product Innovation and Firm Dynamics

Discussant: Richard Bräuer (IWH) Date/Time: January 29, 2021, 14:00 CET

Zoom meeting:

Passcode: CAED2020

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

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 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.

Papers should be submitted to by August 15, 2021. Decisions will be mailed to authors by September 15, 2021. Please find more details here.

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 3 / 3h30pm CET. Register here to save your seat!

For past ProdTalk events please click here.

Coming up next:

2nd February 2021