Past Event

Measuring competitiveness in Europe

Understanding firm performance is crucial when analysing competitiveness. How can we better identify competitiveness with the help of firm-level data?

Date: January 28, 2016, 12:30 pm Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy

VIDEO RECORDING

Any sound debate on competitiveness requires access and availability of reliable, updated and refined data and indicators. As such, the continuous development of new data sources and analytical methodologies, as well as technological improvements in data gathering and accessibility, remain key issues for both policymaking and research.

On 28 January Bruegel is launching its latest Blueprint: Measuring competitiveness in Europe: resource allocation, granularity and trade, edited by Carlo Altomonte and Gábor Békés. This Blueprint stems from research made in the frame of the MAPCOMPETE project that assessed the data availability and requirements for the analysis of competitiveness in the EU.

The chapters of the Blueprint provide some concrete examples from recent advances in the analysis of competitiveness relying on either novel datasets, or novel analytical methodologies, or both. The book’s methodology and findings also make it clear that there is a need for an improved institutional setup / data infrastructure able to regularly measure cross-developments in competitiveness within the euro area also exploiting firm-level data, an infrastructure without which any serious debate on competitiveness is hampered.

Event materials

Measuring competitiveness in Europe: resource allocation, granularity and trade, edited by Carlo Altomonte and Gábor Békés.

Schedule

Jan 28, 2016

12:00-12:30

Check-in and lunch

12:30-12:35

Welcome and introduction

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

12:35-13:00

Keynote presentation

Carlo Altomonte, Non-Resident Fellow

Gábor Békés, Senior research fellow, Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungary

13:00-13:30

Panel discussion

Chair: Eric Bartelsman, Professor, VU University Amsterdam

Dorothee Arns, Executive Director, Petrochemicals Europe

Eliana Garces-Tolon, Chief Economist, European Commission, DG GROW

Ettore Dorrucci, Head of the Convergence and Competitiveness Division, Directorate General Economics, ECB

13:30-14:00

Audience Q&A

14:00

End

Speakers

Carlo Altomonte

Non-Resident Fellow

Gábor Békés

Senior research fellow, Center for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungary

Dorothee Arns

Executive Director, Petrochemicals Europe

Ettore Dorrucci

Head of the Convergence and Competitiveness Division, Directorate General Economics, ECB

Eliana Garces-Tolon

Chief Economist, European Commission, DG GROW

Eric Bartelsman

Professor, VU University Amsterdam

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Matilda Sevón

matilda.sevon@bruegel.org +32 2 227 4212

Read article

Parliamentary Testimony

European Parliament

The role of independent expertise in legislative process

Testimony before the European Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).

By: Zsolt Darvas and J. Scott Marcus Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, European Parliament, Testimonies Date: July 18, 2018
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

Should we revisit the patent system for pharmaceutical products?

Analysis of the legal issues with the current IP system for regulated market authorisations for pharmaceutical products, as well as its economic effects.

Speakers: Arno Hartmann, Christian Jervelund, Margaret K. Kyle, Roberto Romandini, Bruno van Pottelsberghe, Amaryllis Verhoeven and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: July 9, 2018
Read article More on this topic More by this author

Blog Post

World Cup Economics

As we approach the final rounds of the tournament, here are some recent contributions about the economics and economic impact of the World Cup.

By: Silvia Merler Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: July 9, 2018
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

Trade war trinity: analysis of global consequences

Analysis of the long-term impact of the trade war and its three key players: EU, US, and China.

Speakers: Alicia García-Herrero, Ignasi Guardans and Carl B Hamilton Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 28, 2018
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

Euro tragedy: a drama in nine acts

This event featured a presentation by Ashoka Mody of his new book, which argues that the Euro is at the root of the problems the European Union faces today.

Speakers: Maria Demertzis, Ashoka Mody and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 27, 2018
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

EU-LAC Economic Forum 2018

The second edition of the EU-LAC Economic Forum, a high level gathering for in-depth research-based exchanges on economic issues between European, Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) policy makers and experts.

Speakers: Angel Badillo, Federico Bonaglia, Maria Demertzis, Sylvie Durán, Guillermo Fernández de Soto, Alicia García-Herrero, Elisa Grafulla, Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Bert Hoffmann, Juan Jung, Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, Carlos Malamud, J. Scott Marcus, Neven Mimica, Fabio Nasarre de Letosa, Detlef Nolte, Anne Sperschneider and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 26, 2018
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

For a stronger and more integrated Europe

This event will feature the presentation of the Economic Survey of the European Union 2018 and Economic Survey of the Euro Area 2018.

Speakers: Angel Gurría, Zsolt Darvas, Pierre Beynet and Aida Caldera-Sanchez Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 19, 2018
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

What next for banking union?

This event will discuss the future of Banking Union.

Speakers: Maria Demertzis, Philipp Hildebrand and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 8, 2018
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

News from the South. Proposal to strengthen the European Monetary Union: Combining fiscal discipline with risk sharing

On 4 June Bruegel, as in previous years, will host the presentation of the Euro Yearbook, a collection of experts’ insights on the construction of the European Monetary Union through 2017.

Speakers: Cristina Cabrera, Maria Demertzis, Fernando Fernandez, Massimo Giuliodori, Javier Méndez Llera and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: June 4, 2018
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

Making trade work for all – the Danish case

This event discussed how we can make trade work for all, focusing on the example of Denmark.

Speakers: Maria Åsenius, Sofia Bournou, Brian Mikkelsen, André Sapir, Eva Rytter Sunesen, Guntram B. Wolff and Casper Arnsbo Poulsen Topic: Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: May 28, 2018
Read about event

Past Event

Past Event

Where is China’s financial system heading? Implications for Europe

How ready is China for the transformation of its financial system and how will this effect Europe?

Speakers: Elena Flores, Alicia García-Herrero, Gene Ma, Hu Yuwei and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation, Global Economics & Governance Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: May 25, 2018
Read about event More on this topic

Past Event

Past Event

Solving the productivity puzzle

This event featured the presentation of new research by the McKinsey Global Institute.

Speakers: Maria Demertzis, Janet Henry, Jan Mischke, Dirk Pilat and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: May 23, 2018
Load more posts