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 Annual Conference 2013. The annual conference aims to provide a platform for competition and innovation-related research and discussion between academic researchers and practitioners in public authorities, legal counsel, and economic consultancies. Information on last year’s conference.

In 2013, the first day of the conference is devoted to policy shifts in the law on vertical restraints of competition and underlying economic insights. The list of speakers and panelists include Albrecht Bach, Roman Inderst, Alison Jones, Pierre Larouche, Giorgio Monti, Jorge Padilla, Patrick Rey, and Thibaud Vergé. The second day covers original research papers from all fields of competition law and economics, broadly defined. It includes 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. We especially encourage the submission of papers by lawyers focusing on EU competition and/or comparative competition law. The second day will also include invited talks by Luis Cabral and Volker Nocke.

Scientific Committee

  • Luis Cabral (New York University)
  • Thomas Fetzer (University of Mannheim and MaCCI
  • Kai Hüschelrath (ZEW, MaCCI, and WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management)
  • 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 (University of Toulouse)
  • Philipp Schmidt-Dengler (University of Mannheim, ZEW, and MaCCI)
  • Heike Schweitzer (University of Mannheim and MaCCI)

Local Organising Committee

  • Kai Hüschelrath
  • Georg Licht
  • Martin Peitz
  • Heike Schweitzer
  • Florian Smuda


Programme (as PDF file, 208 KB)

Submission of Papers or Abstracts

Full papers as well as extended abstracts (3 page 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 via as pdf file no later than December 1, 2012. Proposals must be in English. Authors of accepted papers or abstracts will be notified no later than December 20, 2012. 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, 226 KB)


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. Please note that participation in the conference dinner is by invitation only. The deadline was January 31, 2013.


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