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Firms Level Data Analysis Reconsidered: A Novel Data Basis and a Few Applications for Policy and Research
February 23, 2017DECRG Kuala Lumpur Seminar Series

Firm-level data are becoming increasingly available and are of better quality. An important European project called CompNet has produced a new database with increasingly accurate data for cross-country comparisons. This makes the new dataset highly relevant for systematic policy analysis in addition to research.

The seminar will provide a rationale for the use of firm-level data, a short description of the dataset, and its relevance for policy. In addition, one research application will be presented aimed at analyzing the interaction between bank credit and firm productivity, under two financial market regimes, both theoretically and empirically.

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Filippo di Mauro

Visiting Fellow at the Business School of the National University of Singapore

Filippo di Mauro is Visiting Fellow at the Business School of the National University of Singapore, where he is teaching two macro-modules in the Winter semester. Professor di Mauro is Chairperson and Director of CompNet, a large research network on competitiveness and productivity among central banks, major international organizations and academic institutes. His present research and teaching agenda includes: 1) Productivity and resource reallocation using firm level data; and 2) Modelling global linkages and business cycle forecast, including global value chains.

Filippo di Mauro has more than 30 years of applied economic experience as economist and research manager in Central Banks (Bank of Italy (1984-1990, 1996-98), US Federal Reserve Board (May-September 2010), European Central Bank (1998-2016)) and International Development organisations (Asian Development Bank (1990-94), IMF (1986-88, 1994-96)). He joined the ECB since the start of its operations in 1998 where he directed for more than a decade the international economic analysis and the global economy forecast in its Economics department to then move to the management of its Research department.

Professor di Mauro has a wide record of publications, including in academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Economic Policy. An economics graduate of University of Rome, di Mauro holds an MA and a PhD in Economics, from the University of Chicago and the American University, respectively.

  • WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2017; 12:30-2:00PM
  • WHERE: World Bank Malaysia Office, Level 3, Sasana Kijang, No. 2, Jalan Dato’ Onn
  • RSVP: Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, February 22, 2017