Professor Filippo di Mauro, PhD

Current Position

since 3/18

Research Affiliate

Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) - Member of the Leibniz Association

since 08/16

Visiting Professor

National University of Singapore (NUS)

since 01/12

Chairman

The Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet)

Research Interests

  • productivity reallocation
  • resource reallocation

Filippo di Mauro joined the institute as a Research Affiliate in March 2018. His present research focuses on productivity and resource reallocation using firm level data and modelling global linkages, including global value chains.

Filippo di Mauro currently serves at IWH as chairman of CompNet and as a major contributor to the IWH-led Horizon 2020 Project MICROPROD. He holds the positions of Visiting Professor at the Business School (BIZ) of the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he teaches macro and international trade, and Consultant of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He is also the Coordinator of the Productivity Research Network (PRN), based at NUS Singapore, specialising on productivity research for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Publications

Working Papers

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European Firm Concentration and Aggregate Productivity

Tommaso Bighelli Filippo di Mauro Marc Melitz Matthias Mertens

in: IWH Discussion Papers, No. 5, 2021

Abstract

This article derives a European Herfindahl-Hirschman concentration index from 15 micro-aggregated country datasets. In the last decade, European concentration rose due to a reallocation of economic activity towards large and concentrated industries. Over the same period, productivity gains from reallocation accounted for 50% of European productivity growth and markups stayed constant. Using country-industry variation, we show that changes in concentration are positively associated with changes in productivity and allocative efficiency. This holds across most sectors and countries and supports the notion that rising concentration in Europe reflects a more efficient market environment rather than weak competition and rising market power.

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