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I am an economist interested in empirical analysis and research. I have more than ten years of experience working with large scale longitudinal company-level databases, with the aim to better understand firms, to provide a more granular picture for macroeconomic analysis and to formulate public policy advice.

I have been working at the OECD, in Paris, since 2011. I'm currently Senior Economist for its Global Forum on Productivity. My previous work experience includes the research departments of the International Monetary Fund and the Central Bank of Hungary.

I obtained my PhD and MPhil degrees in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and an MSc in Economics from Corvinus University (Budapest, Hungary).

For details, please see my CV, LinkedIn or Google Scholar page.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Productivity, labor- and capital market frictions at the micro and macro level; structural policies

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, RESEARCH AND POLICY PAPERS

Productivity, innovation, trade

  • Like it or not? The impact of online platforms on the productivity of service providers (with Alberto Bailin Rivares, Valentine Millot and Stéphane Sorbe)
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1548, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2019. VoxEU column
  • Digitalisation and productivity: In search of the Holy Grail – Firm-level empirical evidence from EU countries (with Giuseppe Nicoletti, Theodore Renault, Stéphane Sorbe and Christina Timiliotis)
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1533, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2019. OECD EcoScope Blog column: Are digital technologies the new Holy Grail?
  • Can productivity still grow in service-based economies? Literature overview and preliminary evidence from OECD countries (with Stéphane Sorbe and Valentine Millot)
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1531, December 2018.
  • A genie in a bottle? Globalisation, competition and inflation (with Dan Andrews and William Witheridge),
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1462, 2018.VoxEU column and OECD EcoScope Blog column: A genie in a bottle: Inflation, globalisation, and competition
  • The Best versus the Rest: the Global Productivity Slowdown, Divergence across Firms and the Role of Public Policy (with Dan Andrews and Chiara Criscuolo)
OECD Productivity Working Papers No. 5, November 2016Brookings Institution Hutchins Center Working Papers No. 24, September 2016 (previous version)VoxEU and OECD ECOSOPE Blog: The Best vs. the Rest: The Global Productivity Slowdown Hides an Increasing Performance Gap across FirmsCited and discussed in The Economist's Schumpeter column ("The Great Divergence") and in the Free Exchange colum ("Superstar cities have a big advantage in attracting high-paying jobs").and in Les Echos: "A la recherche de la croissance perdue"
  • The Global Productivity Frontier and the Role of Public Policies: Micro Level Evidence (with Dan Andrews and Chiara Criscuolo)
OECD Productivity Working Papers No. 2, July 2015Cited in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, FED Vice President Stanley Fischer's speechRecommended reading by Marginal Revolution blog editor Prof. Tyler Cowen
  • Sectoral and regional distribution of export shocks (with Rafal Kierzenkowski, Gabor Fulop, Dorothee Flaig and Frank van Tongeren )
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1501, Aug 2018
  • Where to get the best bang for the buck in the United Kingdom?: Industrial strategy, investment and lagging regions (with Rafal Kierzenkowski and Gabor Fulop)
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1426, Nov 2017.EcoScope Blog
  • Measuring Productivity at the Firm Level Using ORBIS,
OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 1049, May 2013

Employment, firm dynamics, entrepreneurship

  • Do Micro Start-Ups Fuel Job Creation? Cross-Country Evidence from the DynEmp Express Database (with Chiara Criscuolo and Carlo Menon)
Published in Small Business Economics (2017), 48(2), 393-412
  • DynEmp: a Stata routine for distributed micro-data analysis of business dynamics (with Chiara Criscuolo and Carlo Menon)
Published in The Stata Journal, Volume 15 Number 1: pp. 247-274, 2015
  • The Dynamics of Employment Growth: New Evidence from 18 Countries (with Chiara Criscuolo and Carlo Menon)
OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers no. 14, May 2014VoxEU: "DynEmp: New cross-country evidence on the role of young firms in job creation, growth, and innovation"Blog post and recommended reading by Journal of Economic Perspectives managing editor Timothy Taylor
  • Firm Dynamics and Public Policy: Evidence from OECD Countries (with Dan Andrews, Chiara Criscuolo and Carlo Menon)
published in Small Business Conditions and Finance, Proceedings of a Conference, Reserve Bank of Australia, Sydney, 19-20 March 2015

Capital, financial constraints

Structural reforms and policy reports

  • Digital dividend: Policies to harness the productivity potential of digital technologies (with Stéphane Sorbe, Giuseppe Nicoletti and Chiristina Timiliotis)
OECD Economic Policy Paper No. 26, 2019, OECD Publishing, Paris.
  • The short-term impact of product market reforms: a cross-country firm-level analysis (with Alexander Hijzen)
IMF Working Paper No. 16/116, 2016 andOECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1311, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2016OECD Blog: ECOSCOPE and VoxEU: "Product market reforms under the microscope"
  • The Quantification of Structural Reforms in the OECD: A New Framework (with Balázs Égert)
OECD Economic Studies, No. 4, Volume 2016, Issue: 1, andCESifo Working Paper No. 6420, and Published in Chapter 3 in "Structural Reforms: Moving the Economy Forward" (ed. by Jakob de Haan and Jante Parlevliet), Springer Publishing, 2018LSE Business Review blog column
  • Structural policy indicators database for economic research (SPIDER) (with Balázs Égert and Isabelle Wanner)
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1429, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2017.
  • Reducing regional disparities in productivity in the United Kingdom (with Jagoda Egeland)
OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1456, Jan 2018.OECD Economics Department Working Papers, No. 1271, OECD Publishing, Paris, 2015.OECD Blog ECOSCOPE: "Revisiting policy options for more jobs" (with Alain De Serres)
  • What Makes Labour Markets Resilient During Recessions?
in OECD Employment Outlook 2012, Chapter 2, OECD Publishing (with Alexander Hijzen and Zoltan Wolf)