Junior IP Scholars Law & Economics Workshop in Munich

International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation & the Professorship for Intellectual Property, ETH Zurich

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

From June 20 to June 22, 2010, the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation and the Professorship for Intellectual Property at ETH Zu-rich will jointly organize their

2010 WORKSHOP FOR JUNIOR RESEARCHERS ON THE LAW AND ECONOMICS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND COMPETITION LAW.

The workshop 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 projects. The workshop will be held in Wildbad Kreuth, a lovely region one hour south of Munich, Germany, from June 20 to June 22, 2010. The organizers will fund travel and hotel expenses for all invited workshop participants.

Excellent junior researchers (doctoral students, post-docs, research fellows and assistant professors) from law and from economics are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, a list of two references as well as an extended abstract of their research project and/or a draft paper by February 15, 2010.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by March 1, 2010. Papers are due for circulation among workshop participants and commentators on May 15, 2010. Please send your submissions to Prof. Stefan Bechtold,
sbechtold@ethz.ch. 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 approach. In order to achieve a good international mix of workshop participants, submissions from researchers
from outside Europe are particularly encouraged.
The International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation
is a joint initiative by the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property,
Competition and Tax Law as well as the Department of Economics, the Munich
School of Management, and the Faculty of Law of the Ludwig Maximilians
University of Munich. Any questions concerning the workshop should be
directed to Prof. Stefan Bechtold, sbechtold@ethz.ch, phone:
+41-44-632-2670.