News & Events IWH Robot Research Agenda The rise of robots has been attracted a lot of attention in recent years because of robots’ capacity to boost productivity and to replace and relocate labor, both aspects being at the heart of MICROPROD’s research agenda. So far, studies mostly had to rely on rather... Read More A Bankruptcy Update from IWH From the latest IWH Press Release: "Bankruptcies Stabilise at a Low Level; Number of Affected Jobs Remains High" "The number of companies declaring bankruptcy in Germany was very low in September, and no significant increase is expected in the coming months. By... Read More A fruitful policy discussion Last week, MICROPROD experts, led by Grégory Claeys and Maria Demertzis from BRUEGEL, discussed about the major interim outcomes and findings of the project in terms of policy recommendations. Were present at this discussion Steffen Mueller, Victor Slavtchev, Mirjia... Read More CompNet ProdTalks MICROPROD's partner CompNet is launching a new series of virtual monthly events - CompNet ProdTalks. In a 1.5 hour virtual event every 1st Tuesday of the month, two selected papers will be presented and discussed. The topics will be general, such as: Productivity... Read More More from Steffen Mueller on zombie firms Steffen Mueller speaks about structural change in German car industry in various German media. Click here to find out more (German readers only). Read More View all our latest news and upcoming events below. News View our latest news here. Events View our upcoming events here.