This workshop offers young researchers in the fields of innovation and competition economics the opportunity to discuss their dissertation projects in great detail within a group of experienced and renowned scholars, as well as other PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in an inspiring environment.

Additional information about CISS - Competition and Innovation Summer School


Albert Banal-Estanol

Pompeu Fabra University

Dirk Czarnitzki

Catholic University Leuven, Belgium and ZEW

Gaétan de Rassenfosse

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Ulrich Heimeshoff

DICE, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Paul Hünermund

Maastricht University, Netherlands

Katrin Hussinger

University of Luxemburg and ZEW

Ulrich Laitenberger

Télécom Paris, France and ZEW

Cédric Schneider

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Jo Seldeslachts

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (DIW Berlin)

Michael Sinkinson

Yale School of Management (New Haven)

Joel Stiebale

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

Reinhilde Veugelers

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Arvids A. Ziedonis

Boston University

Rosemarie Ziedonis

Boston University

The summer school features lectures that provide students with a detailed understanding of current topics of innovation, the economics of science and intellectual property rights, empirical competition analysis, and contemporary issues surrounding theories of industrial organisation. Students’ presentations as well as workshops on research methodologies will take place in the afternoon.

31 March 2018
Acceptance of Application: 6 April 2018

Please submit an extended abstract of the paper you wish to present, a letter of recommendation from your PhD supervisor and your CV to:

For more information please visit our website.

EUR 500. This fee covers accommodation (single or double room), lunch and dinner expenses, access to lectures and workshops, and materials distributed to participants. Travel and other expenses are not included. Complimentary transportation from/to the airport to/from the venue will be provided on arrival (Sunday, 27 May) and departure (Saturday, 2 June) days.

CISS will take place at Velika Plaža (Long Beach) in Ulcinj, Montenegro. This sandy beach is 12 kilometres long, making it the longest beach in Montenegro and one of the longest in Europe. Lectures will take place at Otrant Hotel – Beach Resort; students are accommodated directly next to the venue (Panorama Hotel). The venue can be reached via Podgorica or Tivat airport. For further information on the workshop location please visit:


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28.05.2018 - 01.06.2018

Event Location

Ulcinj, Montenegro

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