Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data (CAED)

Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data (CAED)


Comparative Analysis of Enterprise Data (CAED) Conference

The 18th CAED Conference will be held at The Pennsylvania State University on May 17-19, 2024.

The conference provides a venue for research using firm and plant-level data on a wide range of topics, disciplines and countries.  It is unique meeting place for producers and users of these data including statisticians, survey methodologists, economists, sociologists, and other social scientists working in academic institutions and statistical agencies.  It also provides an opportunity for policymakers to interact with researchers and learn about the newest results in their fields. 

The conference is *in person only* and there will not be any zoom or internet presentations.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Productivity
  • Firm and Plant Dynamics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • R&D Investment and Innovation
  • Employment Dynamics
  • Labor Market Outcomes
  • Market Competition in Output and Labor Markets
  • Investment Decisions – Advertising, Capital, Product Development, New Technology
  • Digital and Information Technology
  • Energy and Environment
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Trade
  • Macro Implications and Economic Growth
  • Measurement and Data Construction
  • Survey Methodology
  • Econometric Methods for Enterprise Micro Data

The conference will feature two keynote speakers.  Peter Schott, Yale School of Management, will speak on “Trade Liberalization and Labor-Market Outcomes,” and William Kerr, Harvard Business School, will speak on “Immigration, Innovation, and Firm Dynamics.”

Conference Program


The registration fee for the conference is $150. It will include lunch and coffee breaks each day and a conference dinner one evening.

Registration for all presenters with accepted papers must be completed by May 1 or the paper will be withdrawn from the conference.

You will be taken to the payment page after hitting the “Submit Registration” button.


The venue for the conference is The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.   The hotel is having some temporary problems with their online reservation system, so if this button does not work, please call the hotel directly to make your reservation.   Their phone is 814-863-5050 – +1 800 233-7505 and use conference code COMP24A  to get the conference rate. 

The Pennsylvania State University is located in State College, Pennsylvania.  We are serviced by the State College Regional Airport (SCE) with directs flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Newark NJ (EWR), and Philadelphia (PHL).  

State College is also within driving distance of some major east coast airports.  They are:

  • Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).  155 miles, approximately 3 hours via US-22 and I-99.
  • Washington Dulles Airport (IAD).  208 miles, approximately 3.5 hours via VA-267, US-15, I-70, I-76, and I-99.
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).  200 miles, approximately hours 3.25 hours via I-76 and US-322.
  • Baltimore International Airport (BWI).  180 miles, approximately 3 hours via I-695, I-83 and US-322.


The conference website is

Please send all questions or updates to your contact information to

Mark J. Roberts
Pennsylvania State University
Conference Chairman


Maarten de RidderLondon School of Economics
Emmanuel DhyneNational Bank of Belgium
Sabien DobbelaereVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Yoonsoo LeeSogang University
Shaun McRaeITAM
Javier MirandaHalle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
Elisabeth PerlmanU.S. Census Bureau
Benjamin PugsleyUniversity of Notre Dame
Dominic SmithU.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Valerie Smeets – Aarhus University
Hale Utar Grinnell College
Van Anh VuongMaastricht University

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