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2021 MaCCI Annual ConferenceConference
The Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), a joint initiative between the ZEW Mannheim and the University of Mannheim, is pleased to announce its 2021 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. Information on previous editions of the conference.
The conference will comprise plenary as well as parallel sessions. While the plenary sessions will consist of policy-focused panel discussion and two keynote lectures, the parallel sessions will provide an excellent opportunity to learn more on ongoing research in all fields of competition law and economics. The parallel sessions will also include papers on business strategy related to competition, the intersection between competition and innovation, and regulated industries. Theoretical, empirical, as well as case-oriented papers are welcome. In particular, we invite legal scholars to submit papers focusing on EU competition or comparative competition law.
Given the present extraordinary circumstances, it is currently impossible to predict the state the world will be in next year. According to current planning, the 2021 MaCCI Annual Conference will have a hybrid format, with the panel discussion and the keynote presentations taking place in the afternoon (GMT+2) on 11 March. The panel discussion will be held in front of a live audience and streamed on appropriate media at the same time; the keynote presentations, on the other hand, will only be accessible via live stream. All parallel sessions will take place on 12 March exclusively via Zoom. As travel restrictions and crowd limits are likely to remain in place in March 2021, invitations for in-person participation will be issued selectively by the MaCCI organising team.