Annual Conference of the Leibniz ScienceCampus MaCCI - Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation


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 2014 Annual Conference. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for competition- and innovation-related research and debate between academic researchers and practitioners in public authorities, legal counsel, and economic consultancies. Information on last year’s conference is available at

In 2014, the first day of the conference is devoted to the law and economics of horizontal merger control with special sessions on mergers in narrow oligopolies and minority shareholdings. The list of speakers and panelists includes Luis Cabral, William E. Kovacic, Luigi Malferrari, Massimo Motta, Jorge Padilla, Ulrich von Koppenfels, and Christine Zulehner.

The second day is dedicated to original research papers from all fields of competition law and economics. Sessions on this day feature papers on business strategy related to competition, on the intersection between competition and innovation, and on regulated industries. Theoretical and empirical papers as well as case studies are welcome. We especially invite papers by lawyers focusing on EU competition law and/or comparative competition law.

Scientific Committee

  • Luis Cabral (New York University)
  • Thomas Fetzer (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)
  • Kai Hüschelrath (ZEW, University of Mannheim, and MaCCI)
  • Massimo Motta (ICREA Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)
  • Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)
  • Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim, CERRE, ZEW, and MaCCI)
  • Patrick Rey (Toulouse School of Economics)
  • Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (University of Mannheim, ZEW, and MaCCI)
  • Heike Schweitzer (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)

Local Organising Committee

  • Stefan Frübing
  • Kai Hüschelrath
  • Georg Licht
  • Martin Peitz
  • Heike Schweitzer

Submission of Papers or Abstracts

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, authors’ full name and affiliation as well as contact details. All papers or abstracts should be submitted to the organising committee ( as PDF file no later than January 1, 2014. Proposals must be in English. Authors of accepted papers or abstracts will be notified no later than January 20, 2014. Presenters may kindly be asked to discuss another paper. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers (as PDF, 214 KB)


Programme (as PDF, 212 KB)

Registration Fee

Participation on the first day of the conference is free of charge. For the full conference, the conference fee is EUR 110. It covers conference materials, coffee breaks, and lunch. For presenters, the conference fee will be waived.


Registration for paying participants.



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