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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)


Bank of Italy

The Bank of Italy is the central bank of the Republic of Italy and part of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Eurosystem. It is a public-law institution and pursues aims of general interest in monetary and financial matters: price stability, the primary objective of the...

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