The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the kick-off conference of its recently launched research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies (SEEK)". The purpose of the conference is twofold: First, the conference aims at bringing together politicians and academia to discuss the challenges of knowledge and innovation-based growth for the European economies. Secondly, scholars from various economic disciplines are invited to present their research.

  • Philippe Aghion, Harvard University
  • Bronwyn Hall, University of California at Berkeley and University of Maastricht

  • Stefan Mappus, Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg
  • Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU-Commissioner Research, Innovation and Science (tbc)
  • Georg Schütte, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Please submit your full paper including an abstract of 100-200 words to Nicole Gürtzgen ( PDFs are preferred, the deadline is November 30, 2010. Notifications will be sent by the end of December 2010.

  • Daron Acemoglu (MIT)
  • Bronwyn Hall (University of California, Berkeley and Maastricht University)
  • Kai Konrad (MPI Munich)
  • Josh Lerner (Harvard Business School)
  • Steve Machin (University College London)
  • Pierre Mohnen (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University)
  • Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich)
  • Wolfgang Franz (ZEW)

Additional information will be made available at the conference website:

Participation will be free of charge.


04.03.2011 - 05.03.2011

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim