Training is essential in order to provide the new generation of researches with the right tools to study the topic of competitiveness. CompNet aims at providing summer schools on a regular basis and at supporting similar initiatives organised by other institutions.


Forthcoming Training events

Past Training Events


Tinbergen Summer School on Productivity, Trade and Growth: Theory and Practice

2nd-6th July, 2018, Amsterdam

The Tinbergen summer school is now open for application. The event takes place at the tinbergen institute located in Amsterdam and lasts for a whole week (Monday-Friday). The course provides a set of self-contained lectures as well as hands-on practical sessions every day bringing participants up to speed in the area of empirical research using firm-level data. The course covers topics ranging from models of firm dynamics to estimation of productivity and finally discussing recent empirical work on structural modeling of productivity, trade and growth.


For further information on how to enroll and the requirements please visit this link.


CompNet training course; "Firm-level applied econometrics"

15th & 16th of November 2017, European Commission, Brussels

CompNet is organizing a two-day course at the European Commission focussing on firm performance and allocative innefficiency estimation. The aim is to give an accessible overview of current literature and hands-on tools to work with the CompNet dataset. 

See the Syllabus here for additional information. 

As always, organized courses are open for all CompNet members and participating institutions, given the capacity constraints of course. If you have any questions regarding participation, or regarding the contents of the training course do not hesitate to contact the CompNet secretariat.



CompNet training and summer school participation is open to all CompNet members and Participating institutions.