Past Event

The impact of COVID-19 on productivity: preliminary firm evidence

Online event organised in the framework of MICROPROD, a research project to improve our understanding of productivity, its drivers and the way we measure it.

Date: March 18, 2021, 1:00 pm Topic: Macroeconomic policy

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Bruegel · The impact of COVID-19 on productivity: preliminary firm evidence | 18 March 2021

This online event was organised in the framework of MICROPROD, a research project that aims to improve our understanding of productivity, its drivers and the way we measure it. Panellists presented preliminary evidence based on firm level data on France, Germany and Italy on how the pandemic and subsequent aid given has affected their level of productivity.

The event aimed to contribute to better understanding of the so-called ‘cleansing’ effects, the role of loans and grants provided, heterogenous effects across industries, and geographical regions and impacts on industries’ new registrations and defaults.

Presentation by Carlo Altomonte

Presentation by Filippo Di Mauro

Presentation by Steffen Mueller

Schedule

Mar 18, 2021

13:00-13:10

Introduction

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

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

13:10-13:15

Evidence from France

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Member of the board

13:15-13:20

Evidence from Italy

Carlo Altomonte, Non-Resident Fellow

13:20-13:25

Evidence from Germany

Steffen Müller, Professor, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and Head, Department of Structural Change and Productivity at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

13:25-13:45

Open discussion

13:45-13:55

Q&A

13:55-14:00

Wrap up

Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Speakers

Carlo Altomonte

Non-Resident Fellow

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré

Member of the board

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Filippo di Mauro

Work Package Leader in MICROPROD and Chairman of CompNet

Steffen Müller

Professor, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg and Head, Department of Structural Change and Productivity at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

Location & Contact

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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