1st Conference of the Research Network on Innovation and Competition Policy: Modern Approaches in Competition Policy


The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) organises the 1st Conference of the Research Network on Innovation and Competition Policy. It aims to bring together scholars from different disciplines, namely economics, competition law, and management, to discuss current competition policy matters. The network promotes a better understanding of the interplay between firms' innovative activities, competition, and the role of governmental intervention in national and international markets.

Topics of Interest

  • Competition law and economics
  • Efficiency in competition policy
  • Impact of competition policy on innovation
  • Intellectual property rights in competition policy
  • US vs. EU antitrust law
  • Institutional aspects of competition policy
  • Political economy of antitrust
  • Quantitative methods in antitrust
  • Private vs. public antitrust enforcement

Theoretical, empirical and policy oriented contributions are welcome.

Keynote Speaker

Joseph Harrington, Jr. (Johns Hopkins University)<br/ >Lars-Hendrik Röller (ESMT and CEPR)

Scientific Committee

Patrick Beschorner (ZEW)
Jacques Crémer (University of Toulouse, IDEI and CEPR)
Tomaso Duso (Humboldt University Berlin and WZB)
Klaus Gugler (University of Vienna)
Dietmar Harhoff (LMU Munich and CEPR)
Jordi Jaumandreu (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR)
Pierre Mohnen (UNU-MERIT and University of Maastricht)
Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim and CEPR)
Thomas Roende (University of Copenhagen and CEPR)
Giancarlo Spagnolo (Stockholm School of Economics, Consip SpA and CEPR)
Konrad Stahl (University of Mannheim and CEPR)
Frank Verboven (KU Leuven and CEPR)
Florian Wagner-von Papp (UCL and University of Tübingen)

Organizing Committee

Patrick Beschorner (ZEW)
Georg Licht (ZEW)
Hannes Ullrich (ZEW)

Call for Papers





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