The Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), a joint initiative of the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the University of Mannheim, is pleased to announce its 2019 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 is available at

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 legal experts to submit papers focusing on EU competition and/or comparative competition law. In addition to contributed sessions, there will also be two keynote lectures and several invited sessions.

Keynote Speakers

Howard Shelanski

Georgetown Law, USA

Andreas Mundt

President of the Federal Cartel Office

Scientific Committee

Thomas Fetzer

University of Mannheim and MaCCI

Jens-Uwe Franck

University of Mannheim

Bruno Jullien

Toulouse School of Economics, France

Volker Nocke

University of Mannheim and MaCCI

Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim, MaCCI and ZEW

Fiona M. Scott Morton

Yale School of Management, New Haven, USA

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, 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 December 2018. Proposals must be in English. Authors of accepted papers or abstracts will be notified no later than 25 January 2019. Presenters must register by 08 February 2019, and may be asked to discuss another paper. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

The conference fee is EUR 225. 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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28.03.2019 - 29.03.2019

Event Location

ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim

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