Past Event

Productivity in transformative times

This Microprod policy conference will discuss how productivity is affected by globalisation and digitisation.

Date: Feb 22 - 23, 2022 Topic: Digital economy and innovation

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Bruegel · Productivity in transformative times | Day 1

Bruegel · Productivity in transformative times | Day 2

At this event, researchers presented work from the Microprod project. The goal of the project is to contribute to a greater understanding of the challenges brought about in Europe by the fourth industrial revolution and the associated ‘productivity puzzle’ in a context of globalisation and digitisation, and to provide alternative policy options to better address these challenges.

This event was held over two days, across 5 sessions, each presenting aspects of the work.

Schedule

Feb 22, 2022

15:00-15:45

Knowledge flows and global value chains

Chair: Niclas Poitiers, Research Fellow

Marta Bisztray, Research Fellow, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies

Ronald Davies, Professor of Economics, University College Dublin

Alexander Jaax, Trade Policy Analyst, OECD

15:45-16:30

Factor allocation: how to improve European dynamism

Chair: Eric Bartelsman, Professor, VU University Amsterdam

Niklas Garnadt, Deputy Secretary General, German Council of Economic Experts

Giovanni Sgaravatti, Research Assistant

16:30-17:15

Distributional Consequences of Globalisation and Technical Progress

Chair: Zsolt Darvas, Senior Fellow

Carlo Altomonte, Non-Resident Fellow

Alessandro Turrini, Head of Unit, Structural reforms, European Commission, DG ECFIN

Feb 23, 2022

15:00-15:45

How does R&D and ICT affect firm performance?

Chair: Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow

Ufuk Akcigit, Arnold C. Harberger Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Chicago

Frederic Warzynski, Professor, Aarhus University

Bart van Ark, Professor of Productivity Studies & Managing Director of The Productivity Institute, The University of Manchester

15:45-16:30

Measuring the intangible economy to address policy challenges

Chair: Filippo di Mauro, Work Package Leader in MICROPROD and Chairman of CompNet

Erik Canton, Deputy chief economist, deputy head of unit, European Commission, DG RTD

Carol Corrado, Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program, The Conference Board

Marie Le Mouel, Affiliate Fellow

Speakers

Carlo Altomonte

Non-Resident Fellow

Ufuk Akcigit

Arnold C. Harberger Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Chicago

Eric Bartelsman

Professor, VU University Amsterdam

Marta Bisztray

Research Fellow, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies

Erik Canton

Deputy chief economist, deputy head of unit, European Commission, DG RTD

Carol Corrado

Senior Advisor and Research Director, Economics Program, The Conference Board

Zsolt Darvas

Senior Fellow

Ronald Davies

Professor of Economics, University College Dublin

Niklas Garnadt

Deputy Secretary General, German Council of Economic Experts

Alexander Jaax

Trade Policy Analyst, OECD

Filippo di Mauro

Work Package Leader in MICROPROD and Chairman of CompNet

Marie Le Mouel

Affiliate Fellow

Niclas Poitiers

Research Fellow

Giovanni Sgaravatti

Research Assistant

Alessandro Turrini

Head of Unit, Structural reforms, European Commission, DG ECFIN

Bart van Ark

Professor of Productivity Studies & Managing Director of The Productivity Institute, The University of Manchester

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Frederic Warzynski

Professor, Aarhus University

Location & Contact

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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