Forthcoming Events

Forthcoming CompNet Events

Joint Bank of Italy - CEPR - EIEF Workshop on Firm dynamics, innovation and growth

Rome, 15 December 2022 - 16 December 2022

The Bank of Italy is organising the workshop on "Firms in a period of turmoil", in collaboration with the CEPR and the EIEF. The event will take place in Rome from 15 to 16 December 2022, health conditions and travel restrictions permitting. The meeting aims at bringing together lead economists to discuss how the productive structure is reacting to the recent pandemic, energy and trade shocks, and the growing relevance of micro-macro interactions between public policies, firm choices, and aggregate productivity. The keynote lecture will be given by Kalina Manova (University College London). Interested authors should submit their work by September 30, 2022, according to the Call for papers.

Call for papers

Conference on innovation and productivity in the aftermath of the pandemic

15 November 2022

Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo - Japan

In the last few years, the ADBI has provided support and hosted conferences (see for instance the last on September 2020), aimed at fostering an adequate micro data infrastructure in Asia for research and policy use on productivity enhancement. The COVID-19 epidemic and the associated acceleration in the pace of digitalization and innovation, had provided further motivation for analysing granular information at the firm level. Firms are required to adapt to the new standards and procedures in order to survive. Now that we are entering a post-pandemic world, business models and working environment may not be the same as they were before COVID-19. How do the changes and innovation affect productivity in this new setting? What are the advantages and disadvantages associated with R&D-intensive firms? How different is the pace of innovation among countries and regions? This conference aims at providing responses to such issues relying on innovative firm level datasets both for Asia and Europe. 


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:

October 4th, 2022

Register here.

The program will be published soon.



11th CompNet-EIB-ENRI Annual Conference

This year CompNet celebrates its 11th Annual Conference, together with EIB and ENRI as co-host, which will take place at the Headquarters of the EIB in Luxembourg on September 14 - 15, 2022.

The topic of the conference is "Productivity growth, climate change, and digitalization at times of repeated shocks"

Register here if you like to participate.

Here is the Program.