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Filippo di Mauro

Work Package Leader in MICROPROD and Chairman of CompNet

Filippo di Mauro is Senior Adviser in the Research Department of the European Central Bank (ECB). He has published in academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Econometrics and Economic Policy and currently works on two main research areas:

1) Competitiveness assessment via firm level data;

2) Global linkages and business cycle forecast, including firm level information extraction. Previous research includes Computable General Equilibrium models for Developing countries, Global VAR Modelling, Impacts of the external dimensions of the Euro area, Commodity prices and monetary policy, Fiscal policy indicators.

Filippo has 27 years of applied economic experience as economist in Central Banks (Bank of Italy (1984-1990, 1996-98) and European Central Bank (1998-present)) and International Development organizations (Asian Development Bank (1990-94) and IMF (1994-96).

Over the period 1998-2010 he has directed international economic analysis and forecast in the Department of Economics at the ECB. An economics graduate of University of Rome, he holds an MA and a PhD in Economics, from the University of Chicago and the American University, respectively.

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Policy Contribution

Assessing competitiveness: how firm-level data can help

As policymakers refocus on growth, the ability to take a firm-level view is key to disentangling the various factors at the root of competitiveness, and thus to designing appropriate policies.
This Policy Contribution builds on ongoing research within EFIGE (www.efige.org), a project to help identify the internal policies needed to improve the external competitiveness of the European Union

By: Carlo Altomonte, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Filippo di Mauro and Gianmarco Ottaviano Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: November 16, 2011