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Mapping European Competitiveness

MAPCOMPETE Final Conference

Date: May 29 - Topic: Digital economy and innovation

We are pleased to announce that the MapCompete Final Conference will take place on 29 May 2015 in Brussels.

MAPCOMPETE, a support action for the European Commission carried out by a consortium of European research institutes, has been designed to provide a thorough assessment of data opportunities and requirements for the comparative analysis of competitiveness in European countries, both at the macro and the micro level.

The aim of the Final Conference is to present all the research work conducted in the project, with a duration of two and half years, which can be a key handbook for a researcher interested in measuring competiveness, or for policymakers interested in the feasibility and in the quality of alternative competitiveness measures.

More information can be found on the website (www.mapcompete.eu ) which offers in-depth project results, all project publications, as well as information on the research partners.

Online registrations for this event have now closed, but there are still a few spaces available. Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend.

Draft Programme

8.30 – 9.00 Registration and Breakfast

9.00 – 9.30 Welcoming remarks

Chair: László Halpern, Scientific Coordinator of MapCompete, CERS-HAS

  • László Halpern, Scientific Coordinator of MapCompete, CERS-HAS
  • Marianne Paasi, DG RTD, European Commission (MapCompete project officer)
  • Gábor Békés , CERS-HAS

9.30 – 9.45 The MapCompete WebTool for competitiveness analysis

  • Emanuele Forlani, Ld’A

9.45 – 10.45 Towards a better assessment of competitiveness (Blueprint chapter presentations)

Chair Gábor Békés, CERS-HAS

  • Lionel Fontagné, Paris School of Economics
  • Maddalena Ronchi, European Central Bank
  • Gábor Békés, CERS-HAS
  • Katja Neugebauer, LSE (discussant)

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.30 Towards a better assessment of competitiveness (Blueprint chapter presentations)

Chair: Carlo Altomonte, Uni Bocconi and Bruegel

  • Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Ld’A
  • Thierry Mayer, Sciences Po
  • Carlo Altomonte, Uni Bocconi and Bruegel
  • Jo Van Biesebroeck, KU Leuven (discussant)

13.00 – 13.30 Sandwich lunch

POLICY SESSION

13.30 – 15.00 The future potentials of matching data in Europe: prospects, barriers and policy options

Chair: Andreas Koch, IAW

Introduction:

  • Andreas Koch and Angelika Storz (IAW)

Discussion by:

  • Harry Goossens, Statistics Netherlands and ESSNet
  • Jan Hagemejer, Central Bank of Poland

15.00 – 16.00 Policy implications for measuring competitiveness

Chair: Carlo Altomonte, Uni Bocconi and Bruegel

Introduction:

  • Gábor Békés, CERS-HAS

Discussion by:

  • Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven and Bruegel
  • Matteo Bugamelli, National Bank of Italy
  • Isabel Grilo, European Commission

16.00 – 16.20 Closing remarks

  • Carlo Altomonte, Uni Bocconi and Bruegel
  • László Halpern, Scientific Coordinator of MapCompete, CERS-HAS

Practical details

  • Venue: Microsoft Centre, Rue Montoyer 51, Brussels
  • Date: 29 May 2015
  • Time: 8.30-16.20
  • Contact: Matilda Sevón, Events Manager – [email protected]

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