This summer school 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.


Dirk Czarnitzki

Catholic University Leuven, Belgium and ZEW

Gaétan de Rassenfosse

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Paul Heidhues

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

Adam B. Jaffe

Brandeis University, USA

Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim, MaCCI and ZEW

Orion Penner

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Helena Perrone

University of Mannheim and MaCCI

Cédric Schneider

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Jo Seldeslachts

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

Joel Stiebale

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

Andrew Toole

United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, USA and ZEW

Reinhilde Veugelers

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

The programme of 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.

The registration fee is 500 euros and 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, 26 May) and departure (Saturday, 1 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.

Further information on the workshop location Ulcinj

8 March 2019

Acceptance of Application: 18 March 2019

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

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27.05.2019 - 31.05.2019

Event Location

Ulcinj, Montenegro

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