Joint CompNet-ENRI-IMF-EIB-IWH Conference
The IMF Research Department, the EIB Economics Department, CompNet, ENRI and IWH jointly organise a conference on the rising market power of firms, firms’ heterogeneity, competition among firms and investment.
The 8th annual conference of the Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet) was jointly organized with the IMF, the EIB, ENRI and the IWH and took place at the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg.
The objective of the conference was to bring together policymakers and academic researchers for a sound discussion on the role of micro-data in the analysis of the determinants of the development of market power. The presented research has shown that micro-aggregated and firm-level data is fundamental in understanding the drivers of the discussed phenomena.
The work presented in the five sessions faced the main topic of the conference from a broad range of perspectives, providing an excellent and heterogeneous group of works in the field. The works were focused on subjects such as financial constraints and investment, market power in both product and labour markets, globalization and the decline in competition across the world, providing both cross-country and single-country evidence.
For more details, photos, and presentations please check the conference page on the CompNet website.