Competitiveness Research Network (CompNet)
The network’s objective is to develop a consistent analytical framework for assessing competitiveness, one which allows for a good correspondence between determinants and outcomes. To do so, the network will function as a unique forum in which different approaches and measures of competitiveness can be discussed, researched and developed, and eventually reconciled.
Developing a framework which includes a complementary use of micro and macro data can lead to improved analyses of competitiveness issues. The framework will aim to factor in the advantages and to harmonise the disadvantages of the differing views on competitiveness.
CompNet is organised into three workstreams:
- Aggregate Measures of Competitiveness;
- Firm Level;
- Global Value Chains.
Contributions by the Economics and Research department
The Economics and Research department's contributions to the CompNet can be consulted using the following links:
- Micro-based evidence of EU competitiveness : The CompNet database
- European competitiveness: A semi-parametric stochastic metafrontier analysis at the firm level
- How do exporters react to changes in cost competitiveness?
- Assessing European competitiveness: The new CompNet micro-based database
- Assessing European firms’ exports and productivity distributions: The CompNet trade module
- Crisis-proof services: Why trade in services did not suffer during the 2008-2009 collapse
- Main CompNet research results