Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming CompNet Events

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:

6th April 2021


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 (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