Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation 2012

The ZEW Centre for European Economic Research and the University of Mannheim are pleased to announce the inaugural conference of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI). The major objective of the MaCCI is to stimulate and disseminate research in the area of competition, regulation and innovation policy. The inaugural conference shall provide a platform for research and discussion between academic researchers and practitioners in state authorities, legal counsel and economic consultancies in the aforementioned fields. Theoretical, empirical as well as case study-oriented articles are welcome. We especially encourage the submission of papers by lawyers focusing on EU competition and/or comparative competition law.

Submission of Papers or Abstracts
Full papers as well as extended abstracts may be submitted. All proposals must include the following information:
An abstract of up to 200 words, authors’ full name and affiliation, contact details for corresponding author such as address, phone, and e-mail. All papers or abstracts should be submitted electronically to the organising committee via the e-mail address as doc or pdf files (preferably pdf) no later than 1 February 2012. Proposals must be in English. Authors of accepted papers or abstracts will be notified no later than 15 February 2012. Presenters may kindly be asked to discuss another paper. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Registration Fee Participation on the first day of the conference is free of charge. For the second day, the conference fee is € 120. It covers conference materials, coffee breaks and lunch. For participants who present a paper, the conference fee is waived.


About timpohlmann

Tim Pohlmann is a post-doctoral researcher in economics at Mines ParisTech and Berlin Institute of Technology. He specializes in the economic analysis of markets for technology. He earned his doctoral degree with the highest distinctions in August 2012 from the Berlin Institute of Technology with a dissertation on patenting and coordination in ICT standardization. Tim’s research covers the empirical analysis of the trade of patents, patent trolls, standardization consortia and patent pools. He has presented his work at a large number of international conferences. Tim has been actively involved in preparing studies for the European Commission and the German Federal Government on the role of patents in technological standardization and business models in Open Source Software. Doctoral Thesis SSRN author page
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