CALL FOR PAPERS
From June 23 to June 25, 2014, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation
and Competition (www.ip.mpg.de) and the Center for Law & Economics
at ETH Zurich (www.lawecon.ethz.ch) will jointly organize their
MUNICH CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION AND COMPETITION (MCIC 2014)
(formerly known as “Workshop for Junior Researchers on the Law and
Economics of Intellectual Property and Competition Law”). The conference
will enable a small number of junior researchers from law and from economics
to engage in an intensive, rigorous discussion of their own scholarly work.
Several senior professors from law and from economics departments in
Europe and the United States will provide feedback on the research
Keynote speakers & commentators include faculty of the hosting
institutions as well as Professors Robert Bone (University of Texas),
Petra Moser (Stanford University), Geertrui Van Overwalle (Universities
of Leuven & Tilburg), and Jerry Thursby (Georgia Tech). The conference
will be held at Castle Ringberg (http://www.schloss-ringberg.mpg.de/home),
which is located in a lovely region one hour south of Munich, Germany.
The organizers will fund travel and hotel expenses for all invited
Excellent junior researchers (doctoral students, postdocs, research
fellows and assistant professors) from law and from economics are
invited to submit their application online at
After registering a user account, please fill out the “New submission”
form. You must attach an extended abstract or a draft paper (“Upload
Paper”, draft paper is preferred, PDF or Word) as well as a curriculum
vitae with a list of two references (“Attachment”, reference letters are
not required at submission time).
Papers may not be published by the conference date; papers already
accepted for publication must be in a stage where substantial feedback
is still helpful. The submission deadline is March 31, 2014. Notifications
of acceptance will be sent out by April 9, 2014. Papers are due for
circulation among conference participants and commentators on May
For junior researchers from economics, research projects should relate
to industrial organization, competition, innovation and/or intellectual
property and may include formal models as well as empirical or
experimental approaches. For junior scholars from law, research projects
should relate to intellectual property and/or competition law and must
use law and economics as a research methodology. In order to achieve
a good international mix of workshop participants, submissions from
researchers from outside Europe are particularly encouraged. Any
questions concerning the workshop should be directed to Prof.
Stefan Bechtold, email@example.com.