Due to ongoing distance rules and travel restrictions, the CISS Summer School will not take place in 2020.

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.

Further information on the Competition and Innovation Summer School (CISS)


Dirk Czarnitzki

Catholic University Leuven, Belgium and ZEW

Gaétan de Rassenfosse

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Justus Haucap

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

Paul Heidhues

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)

Paul Hünermund

Maastricht University, Netherlands

Margaret Kyle

Mines ParisTech, France

Ulrich Laitenberger

Télécom Paris, France and ZEW

Georg Licht

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), DE

Alan Marco

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

Mark Roberts

Pennsylvania State University

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)

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.

18 March 2020

Acceptance of Application: 28 March 2020

Please submit an extended abstract of the paper you wish to present, a letter of recommendation from your PhD supervisor and your CV to: registration@euro-ciss.eu

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 (Lovac B&B). The venue can be reached via Podgorica or Tivat airport.


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25.05.2020 - 29.05.2020

Event Location

Ulcinj, Montenegro

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