7th CompNet Annual Conference

Economic Growth, Trade and Productivity Dispersion

7th CompNet Annual Conference, June 21-22, 2018, Leopoldina, Halle (Saale), Germany

The main target of this conference was to present the current state of research on international developments in productivity dispersion across countries and its determinants. It also aimed at bringing together researchers and policy makers on the subject. 

For more details, please check the conference program and the conference summary. Follows the presentations and materials discussed during the conference.


Introductory Remarks 

Keynote Speech

Appropriability of Intellectual Assets and the Organization of Global Supply Chains
Gianmarco Ottaviano (Bocconi University)

Session 1: Productivity

Session 2: Misallocation, Frictions

  • Resource Misallocation in European Firms: The Role of Constraints, Firm Characteristics and Managerial Decisions
    Christoph Weiss (EIB); Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkeley);
    Debora Revoltella (EIB); Jan Svejnar (Columbia University)
  • Loss-Offset Provisions in the Corporate Tax Code and Misallocation of Capital
    Immo Schott (University of Montreal); Baris Kaymak (University of Montreal)
  • Do Marginal Products Differ from User Costs? Micro-Level Evidence from Italian Firms
    Francesco Manaresi (Bank of Italy), Simone Lenzu (University of Chicago)
  • Firm-level Adjustments to Financial Shocks: The Case of Mark-ups
    Philipp Meinen (Deutsche Bundesbank; Aarhus University); Sven Blank (Deutsche

Keynote Address

Declining Business Dynamism: Some Lessons from Modern Growth Theory and Patent Data
Ufuk Akcigit (University of Chicago)

Session 3: Trade, Internationalisation, Globalisation

  • Non-tariff measures, competitiveness and the population of exporters
    Emanuele Forlani* (University of Bologna); Giorgio Barba Navaretti (University
    Milan); Giulia Felice (Politecnico di Milano); Paolo G. Garella (University of Milan)
  • The Real Exchange Rate, Innovation and Productivity: Regional Heterogeneity, Asymmetries and Hysteresis (link to the paper)
    Harald Fadinger (University of Mannheim; CEPR); Laura Alfaro (Harvard Business
    School; NBER); Alejandro Cunat* (University of Vienna; CES-ifo); Yanping Liu
    (University of Mannheim)

Session 4: Intangibles 

Poster presentations: