Jun 2020

Jun 2020
Workshops and conferences

Virtual Conference on Sustainable Development, Firm Performance and Competitiveness Policies in Small Open Economies

The Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet) and the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) are jointly inviting papers addressing one or more of the topics mentioned below from either micro and macro level perspectives.

Keynote Speaker: Robert B. Koopman  (World Trade Organization (WTO))
National Bank of Slovakia
Keynote Speaker: Robert B. Koopman

Personal details

Robert B. Koopman is Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Research and Statistics Division at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

We are particularly interested in academic work with strong policy relevance on the following topics:

  • Competitiveness policies in small open economies
  • Structural transformation and distributional consequences
  • Industrial policies facing inequality and political populism
  • Transition to low-carbon economies from firm-level perspective
  • The interaction between monetary and competitiveness policies
  • Factor reallocation and growth
  • Sustainable development and middle-income trap
  • New drivers of firm performance

The deadline for submission is January 15, 2020.

Papers should be emailed to


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Whom to contact

Dr Peter Haug
Dr Peter Haug

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