The Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), a joint initiative of ZEW and the University of Mannheim, is pleased to announce its 2020 Annual Conference. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for exchange and discussion on topics in competition- and innovation-related research between academic researchers and practitioners in public authorities, legal counsel, and economic consultancies.

The conference will primarily consist of parallel sessions in which original research papers from all fields of competition law and economics may be presented. The parallel sessions will also include papers on business strategy related to competition, on the intersection between competition and innovation, and on regulated industries. Theoretical, empirical, as well as case-oriented papers are welcome. In particular, we invite lawyers to submit papers focusing on EU competition or comparative competition law. In addition to contributed sessions, there will be two keynote lectures, a policy panel, and several invited sessions.

Keynote Speakers

Cristina Caffarra

Charles River Associates, Boston, USA

Tommaso Valletti

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Scientific Committee

Thomas Fetzer

University of Mannheim and MaCCI

Jens-Uwe Franck

University of Mannheim

Laura Grigolon

University of Mannheim and MaCCI

Bruno Jullien

Toulouse School of Economics, France

Volker Nocke

University of Mannheim and MaCCI

Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim, MaCCI and ZEW

Helena Perrone

University of Mannheim and MaCCI

Nicolas Schutz

University of Mannheim and MaCCI

Michelle Sovinsky

University of Mannheim and MaCCI

Emanuele Tarantino

University of Mannheim, LUISS, and MaCCI

Full papers as well as extended abstracts (three pages minimum) may be submitted; paper submissions are preferred. All proposals must include the following information: an abstract of up to 200 words, the author’s full name and affiliation as well as contact details. All papers or abstracts should be submitted to the organising committee via as a PDF file no later than 15 November 2019. Proposals must be in English. Authors of accepted papers or abstracts will be notified no later than 15 December 2019. Presenters must register by 10 January 2020, and may be asked to discuss another paper. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to submit papers.

The conference fee is 225 euros. It covers conference materials, coffee breaks, and lunch. The conference fee will be waived for presenters.

Scientific Organisation

Thomas Fetzer

University of Mannheim and MaCCI

Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim, MaCCI and ZEW

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05.03.2020 - 06.03.2020

Event Location

ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim

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