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Innovation and Productivity Workshop

Friday, 22 September 2017
10:00 to 18:00
Durham University Business School

Sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, and Durham University Business School with the Centre for Economic Growth and Policy.

10:40–11:10 Registration, Tea & Coffee
11:10–11:20 Introduction
11:20–11:45 Mehmet Ugur and Eshref Trushin, “UK subsidies and private R&D investment: Variations in input additionality by firm type and over time”, presenter – Professor Mehmet Ugur, Greenwich University
11:45–12:00 Questions, answers and discussion
12:00–12:25 Richard Harris and John Moffat, “The decline of British manufacturing, 1973-2012: The role of total factor productivity”, presenter – Dr John Moffat, Durham University Business School
12:25–12:40 Questions, answers and discussion
12:45–14:00 Lunch
14:00–14:25 Eshref Trushin and Mehmet Ugur “Firm-size diversity and R&D investment: effects of ecosystem complexity on company survival in UK data”, presenter – Dr Eshref Trushin, Durham University
14:25–14:40 Questions, answers and discussion
14:40–15:05 Junhong Yang and Bo Pan, “Industry competition and firm innovation: Evidence from China”, presenter – Bo Pan, Management School, University of Sheffield
15:05–15:20 Questions, answers and discussion
15:20–15:40 Tea & Coffee
15:40–16:05 Sebastian Aparicio, Juan Muñoz-Mora, David Urbano “Historical roots, institutions, and entrepreneurial culture: A regional case in Colombia”, presenter - Sebastian Aparicio, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
15:05–16:15 Questions, answers and discussion
16:15–16:40 Fernando Aguirre, “Effects of innovative effort on different components of productivity and impacts of financial support for innovations: Evidence for the Colombian manufacturing industry”, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
16:40–16:50 Questions, answers and discussion
16:50–17:00 Closing remarks.
17:00–18:00 Dinner and departures
18:00 After dinner optional walks at Durham Castle and Cathedral.

NB: PhD students registered in the UK who are accepted to present a paper can apply for assistance with travel/accommodation up to a total of £200 per student by supplying the expected travel costs when they email their paper.

Attendance at the conference is free but booking is essential. Please email to register your attendance.

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