Mission Statement

The Research Department “Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics” investigates the behaviour of firms under dynamic market conditions. It identifies the challenges faced by firms and by economic policy-makers as a consequence of European unification, global integration of markets, and technological development. It also analyses and assesses government economic policy and business strategies, and proposes new courses of action. The Research Department particularly focuses on firm innovation, market entries and exits, business growth and decline, and on company transformation. Relying on approaches from economics and business management, the Research Department pursues cooperation with other researchers in fields such as law and social sciences.


  1. 28.10.2021 · Scientific Events Mannheim Competition Policy Forum

    Speaker: Ana Sofia Rodrigues (Competition Policy International, Chicago, USA)

  2. 18. - 19.11.2021 · Scientific Events Conference

    Keynote Speakers: Jan Ceyssens (DG Fisma, Brussels, and Publications Office of the European Union, Brussels), Martin Hellwig (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn), Robert Townsend (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA)

  3. 29.11.2021 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: QUEST

    Speaker: Bastian Krieger (ZEW)

  4. 02.12.2021 · Scientific Events Mannheim Competition Policy Forum

    Speaker: Christian Miege (Thyssenkrupp AG, Essen)

  5. 24. - 25.03.2022 · Scientific Events Conference