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Understanding the roots of productivity dynamics

The workshop “Understanding the roots of productivity dynamics” will be held at the Bank of Italy headquarters in Rome (Italy) on December 19-20, 2016.

Thie workshop will focus on theoretical, empirical and methodological papers that can contribute to the understanding of the microeconomic channels affecting productivity dynamics, and hence growth, with a particular attention to policy implications.

We welcome papers related to the following topics:
- Productivity growth and measurement issues
- Misallocation of inputs and allocative efficiency
- Microeconomic frictions
- Firm level heterogeneity

Keynote speakers: Jan de Loecker (Princeton, KU Leuven & NBER), Gianmarco Ottaviano (LSE & CEPR).

Please submit your paper (drafts or extended abstract) through Conference Maker® no later than September 15, 2016 (http://editorialexpress.com/conference/BI16PROD).
When submitting the paper, please indicate whether you are willing to act as a discussant. Decisions will be notified by October, 3rd.

The organizers
Matteo Bugamelli and Francesca Lotti (Bank of Italy)
Mark Roberts (PSU & NBER)
Fabiano Schivardi (Bocconi, CEPR & EIEF)
John Van Reenen (LSE & CEPR)

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