The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is pleased to announce its 3rd conference on the economics of innovation and patenting. We aim at stimulating the discussion between international researchers conducting related empirical and theoretical analysis. In addition, the conference will focus on policy implications of recent research.

Topics of Interest:

Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions from all areas of the economics of innovation and patenting are welcome. A non-exhaustive list of topics is:

Knowledge Generation and Diffusion

  • Sources of Knowledge and R&D Spillovers
  • Inventors and R&D Collaborations
  • Corporate Governance of Innovative Firms
  • Academic Patenting and Technology Transfer

Impacts of Innovation

  • Productivity and Firm Performance
  • Returns to R&D and Innovation
  • Globalisation and Innovation
  • Innovation and Competition

Financing of Innovation

  • Public vs. Private Funding of Innovation
  • VC, Equity and Debt Funding
  • Evaluation of Technology Policy
  • Tax Incentives for R&D

Patents, Trademarks & Secrecy

  • IPR Strategies
  • IPRs and Diffusion of Technologies
  • Welfare Effects of IPRs
  • Patent Litigation

Invited Speakers:

Ashish Arora, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Paul David, Telecom-ParisTech and l'Ecole Polytechnique; Stanford University

Dominique Foray, EPF Lausanne

Aldo Geuna, SPRU University of Sussex, Brighton

Dietmar Harhoff, LMU Munich

Bruno van Pottelsberghe, Université Libre de Bruxelles and ECARES, Bruegel

John van Reenen, London School of Economics

Frederic M. Scherer, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven

Manuel Trajtenberg, Tel-Aviv University

Scientific Committee:

Uwe Cantner, University of Jena

Dirk Czarnitzki, KU Leuven

Irwin Feller, Penn State University, PA

Stuart Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Bronwyn H. Hall, University of California at Berkeley and University of Maastricht

Jordi Jaumandreu, Carlos III University of Madrid

Ulrich Kaiser, University of Southern Denmark, Odense

Georg Licht, ZEW, Mannheim

Francesco Lissoni, CESPRI, Bocconi University, Milano

Pierre Mohnen, University of Maastricht

Thomas Roende, University of Copenhagen

Attila Varga, University of Pécs

Call for Papers, PDF file, 761 KB

The final program (including links to the papers), PDF File, 579 KB


Interested researchers are invited to submit a paper or at least an extended abstract to Electronic submission is encouraged.


Submission deadline: March 14, 2008.
Notifications on acceptance not later than April 7, 2008.
Participants presenting a paper are asked to submit a full text version not later than May 9, 2008.
Registration deadline: May 9, 2008.

The conference fee is € 140. For participants who present a paper, the conference fee and accommodation will be covered by the ZEW. For presenters a limited number of travel grants is available upon request. More information is available from the organising committee. Presenters may be kindly asked to discuss another paper. Papers and further information on the conference will be made available on this conference web page.


Please register using following PDF file: Registration form, PDF file, 54 KB


ZEW, Centre for European Economic Research
Georg Licht · Bettina Peters · Anja Schmiele · Christian Köhler
Department of Industrial Economics and International Management
P.O. Box 10 34 43 · D-68034 Mannheim · Germany
Phone: +49 621 1235-194; -197 · Fax: +49 621 1235-170

For information about the 2nd conference please visit the 2005 conference web page.


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13. - 14.06.2008

Event Location
ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim
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