Download the draft programme: EWEPA-2019-Draft-Programme-v1

Keynote Sessions:

Peter Bogetoft (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
‘Benchmarking – from academic studies to managerial advice’

Finn Førsund (University of Oslo, Norway)
‘Environmental performance measurement: The rise and fall of Shephard-inspired approaches’

Feature session: Current Topics in Productivity Analysis

Session Chairs: Emili Grifell-Tatjé, Knox Lovell and Robin Sickles


  • Peter Bogetoft, Copenhagen Business School
  • Finn Førsund , University of Oslo
  • Sergio Perelman,  Université de Liège

This session will include three prominent speakers who contributed to the recently published Oxford Handbook of Productivity Analysis. The purpose of this session is to highlight and discuss recent developments in different areas of productivity analysis and outline promising areas for future research.


Panel Session: Weather, Climate and Agricultural Productivity Growth

Session Chair: Boris E. Bravo-Ureta, University of Connecticut, USA; University of Talca, Chile


  • Christopher O’Donnell, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Sun Ling Wang, ERS-USDA
  • Eric Njuki, University of Connecticut, USA
  • David Roibas and Alan Wall, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Emanuele Massetti, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Madhur Gautam, World Bank, Washington D.C., will serve as discussant.

The session will present current methodological approaches and empirical analyses drawing from recent and ongoing work conducted by the panelists using different econometric approaches and data from the United States and Europe. 


Feature Session: Management Practices, Resource Misallocation and Productivity

Session Chair: Melissa Carson, Research Director, Be the Business

The UK has experienced a persistent productivity gap compared to most of the major Group of 7 (G7) advanced economies, and along with some of these economies has also seen relatively stagnant productivity growth since the Great Recession of 2008 – the ‘productivity puzzle’.  Using similar data on management practices across various countries, the relationship between management practices and productivity is documented and could partly explain these cross-country productivity gaps. There is also a growing literature on the mechanisms through which these management practices deliver productivity gains. In the current socio-political climate, the relationship between uncertainty and resource misallocation is important in understanding firm performance in the years to come. Our three papers cover these aspects of firm behaviour.


  • Management Practices and Productivity in UK Production and Services Industries – Gaganan Awano, ONS; Nicholas Bloom, ESCoE, Stanford University; Ted Dolby, ONS; Paul Mizen, ESCoE, University of Nottingham; Rebecca Riley, ESCoE, NIESR; Tatsuro Senga, ESCoE, Queen Mary University of London, RIETI; Jenny Vyas, ONS; Philip Wales, ONS
  • Managing for a Rainy Day? Precautionary Savings and Managerial Quality – Isabelle Roland, University of Oxford
  • Brexit and Uncertainty: Insights from the Decision Maker Panel – Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University; Philip BunnBoE; Scarlet Chen, Stanford University; Paul Mizen, ESCoE, University of NottinghamPawel Smietanka, BoE; Greg Thwaites, LSE Centre for Macroeconomics

More programme items will appear here as they are confirmed, so please check back.