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MICROPROD 2nd Policy Dialogue – The impact of COVID-19 on productivity: preliminary firm evidence

The second MICROPROD Policy Dialogue was held virtually on March 18, 2021. This policy dialogue was framed broadly around the first preliminary evidence of how COVID-19 has affected productivity at the firm level, with a focus on country data from Germany, France and...

MICROPROD’s 2nd Policy dialogue

MICROPROD’s 2nd policy dialogue has taken place and was livestreamed by Bruegel on March 18th, 2021. During this lunch event, MICROPROD results have been presented to a wide audience online and discussed by Maria Demertzis (Bruegel), Filippo di Mauro (IWH, CompNet),...

A bankruptcy update from IWH: “Bankruptcies Tick Upward in December”

"In December 2020 the number of corporate bankruptcies in Germany experienced a noticeable uptick reaching pre-COVID levels. According to the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), which monitors corporate bankruptcies in Germany, similar bankruptcy figures can...

MICROPROD cited as best practice example in newly released report on the integration of SSH in the H2020 programme

MICROPROD partners are delighted and honoured to be featured as a best practice example in the newly published edition of the report on the integration of social sciences and humanities (SSH) in the Horizon 2020 programme, which is considered as a "cross-cutting...

Policy brief on the first joint workshop of the Horizon 2020 projects Globalinto and Microprod

On Thursday 29th of October, Horizon 2020 projects MICROPROD and GLOBALINTO have held their very first joint workshop, on the subject of the role of intangible assets for productivity growth and the implications of Covid-19. To be read on GLOBALINTO's website: "Both...

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MICROPROD’s 2nd Policy dialogue

MICROPROD’s 2nd policy dialogue has taken place and was livestreamed by Bruegel on March 18th, 2021. During this lunch event, MICROPROD results have been presented to a wide audience online and discussed by Maria Demertzis (Bruegel), Filippo di Mauro (IWH, CompNet), Agnès Bénassy-Quéré (EEP PSE), Carlo Altomonte (UB) and Steffen Mueller (IWH). 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 contrast, the number of jobs impacted by corpo­rate bankruptcies remained elevated in September; monthly layoff figures have increased significantly since the beginning of the year.”

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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 Haelbig and Dana Urban-Thielicke (IWH), Carlo Altomonte (UB), Eric Bartelsman (STICHTING VU), Márta Bisztray (MTA KRTK), Niclas Frederic Poitiers, Zsolt Darvas and Emanuela Dimonte (BRUEGEL), Markus Zimmermann and Wolfhard Kaus (DESTATIS), Camille Voirin (UCL).

Many thanks to all our experts for the valuable and interesting discussions.

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 Research, Finance, Trade and Labour.

Kindly submit your papers to secretariat@comp-net.org, and do not forget to register and save your seat!

Coming up next: 6th October 2020, 3rd November 2020 and 1st December 2020.

MICROPROD’s 1st Policy dialogue

MICROPROD’s 1st policy dialogue will take place in early December in Brussels, and will be hosted by Bruegel. During this lunch event, first MICROPROD results will be presented to the policy makers. The Consortium looks forward to discussing the advancement of the research and to receiving some valuable feedback from various stakeholders.

MICROPROD Kick-off meeting

The MICROPROD consortium held its kick-off meeting on 5th-6th February 2019. During this 2-day event the partners got the opportunity to get to know each other, to present the plan of work for their respective work-packages, to elect the governing bodies of the consortium and to agree to the overall internal organisation of the project.

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