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 2017 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 be devoted to 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 and/or comparative competition law. In addition to contributed sessions, there will also be two keynote lectures and several invited sessions.

  • Luis Cabral (New York University)
  • Thomas Fetzer (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)
  • Jens-Uwe Franck (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)
  • Kai Hüschelrath (ZEW, University of Mannheim and MaCCI)
  • Massimo Motta (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and European Commission)
  • Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)
  • Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim, CERRE, ZEW and MaCCI)
  • Heike Schweitzer (Free University of Berlin)
  • Michelle Sovinsky (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)
  • Achim Wambach (ZEW, University of Mannheim and MaCCI)

Please submit a full paper or an extended abstracts (three page minimum) in English to
Valid submissions should include:

  • an abstract of up to 200 words
  • author's full name and affiliation as well as contact details

Young researchers are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Submission deadline: December 21,2016
Notification of Acceptance: January 14, 2017

Presenters must register by February 15, 2017, and may be asked to discuss another paper.
Registration for Non-Presenters.

The conference fee is EUR 180. It covers conference materials, coffee breaks, and lunch. The conference fee will be waived for presenters.

  • Thomas Fetzer
  • Stefan Frübing
  • Michael Hellwig
  • Kai Hüschelrath
  • Martin Peitz

Selected Articles


16.03.2017 - 17.03.2017

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim

  • Competition and Regulation