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Verschiedenes  |  20.07.2018  |  09:00

6th Crowdinvesting Symposium "Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings"

9:00 Uhr, Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum E10

Am Freitag, den 20. Juli 2018, findet am Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb das 6. Crowdinvesting Symposium statt. Die jährliche Veranstaltung wurde von Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, und Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf, Universität Bremen, initiiert und erstmals im Februar 2013 an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München ausgerichtet.


Lars Hornuf ist seit April 2016 im Rahmen des DFG-geförderten Forschungsprojekts "Crowdinvesting in Deutschland, England und den USA: Regulierungsperspektiven und Wohlfahrtseffekte einer neuen Finanzierungsform" Affiliated Research Fellow am Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb.


Das Crowdinvesting Symposium bietet Akademikern und Praktikern eine Plattform, sich über die neuesten Entwicklungen im diesem Bereich auszutauschen sowie sich untereinander zu vernetzen. Darüber hinaus wurde ein Forum geschaffen, welches den europäischen sowie die nationalen Gesetzgeber bei zukünftigen Gesetzesvorhaben und Gesetzesreformvorhaben auf wissenschaftlicher Basis informiert. Dafür wird jährlich ein Schwerpunkt definiert, der aus wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher und juristischer Perspektive aktuelle Fragen des Crowdinvesting untersucht. Die Erkenntnisse aus den Symposien werden in den relevanten hochrangigen Fachzeitschriften publiziert.


Zum Call for Papers

Workshop  |  04.06.2018  —  06.06.2018

Munich Summer Institute 2018

9:00 Uhr, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften

From June 4 to 6, 2018, the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich, the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management at TUM, the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization at LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will jointly organize the third Munich Summer Institute.


The Summer Institute will focus on three areas:

The goal of the Munich Summer Institute is to stimulate a rigorous in-depth discussion of a select number of research papers and to strengthen the interdisciplinary international research community in these areas. Researchers in economics, law, management and related fields at all stages of their career (from Ph.D. students to full professors) may attend the Munich Summer Institute as presenters in a plenary or a poster session, as discussants or as attendants. The Munich Summer Institute will feature three keynote lectures, 18 plenary presentations and a daily poster session (including a poster slam). Paper presentations will be grouped by topics, not discipline or method. The Munich Summer Institute will be held at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in the heart of Munich. Participation is by invitation only. The organizers will fund travel and hotel expenses for all plenary speakers and hotel expenses for all poster presenters and invited discussants.


Keynote speakers are:

Paper submission procedure

Researchers who would like to present a paper are invited to submit their paper online until February 15, 2018, at the MSI website. The Munich Summer Institute only considers papers which have not been published or accepted for publication at the date of submission. Paper selections will be announced in March 2018. The program of the Munich Summer Institute will be available on April 1, 2018. Final papers will be made available to conference participants on a protected website, and are due on May 1, 2018. Researchers who would like to attend the Munich Summer Institute without giving a presentation should contact one of the organizers by May 1, 2018.


Further information

Any questions concerning the Munich Summer Institute should be directed to Stefan Bechtold, Jörg Claussen, Dietmar Harhoff, Joachim Henkel or Tobias Kretschmer.

Tagung  |  23.02.2018  —  24.02.2018

MIPLC 15th Anniversary and 6th Annual Alumni Conference

23.02. - 24.02.18 (auf Einladung)
verschiedene Veranstaltungsorte

Details zur Veranstaltung auf der Webseite des MIPLC

Seminar  |  20.02.2018  |  18:00

Institutsseminar: Contextual Efficacy and Functional Change of Patents in Public Basic Science

18:00 Uhr, Michael Neumann (auf Einladung)

Moderation: Heiko Richter
Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum E10

Seminar  |  20.02.2018  |  12:00

Brown Bag-Seminar: Guilt by Association: How Scientific Misconduct Harms Prior Collaborators

12:00 - 13:30 Uhr, Maikel Pellens (ZEW Mannheim, KU Leuven)

Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313


Recent highly publicized cases of scientific misconduct have raised concerns about its consequences for academic careers. Previous and anecdotal evidence suggests that these reach far beyond the fraudulent scientist and (his or) her career, affecting coauthors and institutions. Here we show that the negative effects of scientific misconduct spill over to uninvolved prior collaborators: compared to a control group, prior collaborators of misconducting scientists, who have no connection to the misconduct case, are cited 8 to 9% less often afterwards. We suggest that the mechanism underlying this phenomenon is stigmatization by mere association. The result suggests that scientific misconduct generates large indirect costs in the form of mistrust towards a wider range of research findings than was previously assumed. The far-reaching fallout of misconduct implies that potential whistleblowers might be disinclined to make their concerns public in order to protect their own reputation and career.


Ansprechpartner: Dr. Fabian Gaessler

Seminar  |  13.02.2018  |  10:30

Brown Bag-Seminar: Patenting Strategies in the European Patent System

10:30 - 12:00 Uhr, Georg von Graevenitz (Queen Mary University, London) 

Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313


The European patent system consists of national offices and the European Patent Office (EPO), which cooperate on legal questions, while competing on fees and service quality. This competition could result in differentiation of the service offered by offices and in market segmentation, which might benefit patent applicants. To date there is little evidence on whether firms regularly choose between EPO and national offices, nor which parameters influence this choice. Such evidence is needed, if the functioning of the EPS as a whole is to be assessed. We provide the first analysis of competition between patent offices within the EPS. The paper provides a recursive model of the two principal choices made by patent applicants in the EPS: the selection of examining offices and of jurisdictions in which patent protection is obtained. We then derive and estimate instrumental variables models to establish the relative importance of fees, grant rates, examination duration and firm and patent characteristics in these choices. We identify sectors and types of firms that predominantly rely on the national offices or the EPO, but we also identify significant levels of switching, driven by variation in grant rates across offices and by fee changes as well as variation in the duration of examination. We discuss implications of our work for theoretical and empirical analyses of patent systems, and we discuss how the likely introduction of a Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court will affect the system and its governance mechanisms.


Ansprechpartner: Dr. Fabian Gaessler

Seminar  |  08.02.2018  |  12:00

Brown Bag-Seminar: Macro Psychological Characteristics Predict the Creation and Adoption of Radical Innovations in American Cities

12:00 - 13:00 Uhr, Lars Mewes (Universität Hannover) und Tobias Ebert (ZEW Mannheim)

Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313


Knowledge is substantial for modern economies and new knowledge a crucial driver for long-term regional growth. This holds especially true for radical innovations that are associated with high returns to investment and have the potential to initiate societal transformations. Recent contributions in Economic Geography emphasized that such radical innovations occur even more concentrated in space than incremental innovations. Thereby, to sustain growth, it is not only essential for regions to generate radical innovations (creation), but also to exploit arising potentials by quickly adopting radical innovations generated elsewhere (adoption). To date, the regional determinants shaping the creation and adoption of radical innovations remain largely unknown. In the present research, we take an interdisciplinary approach and suggest that macro psychological characteristics of the region affect the creation and adoption of radical innovations. To capture differences in macro psychological characteristics among regions, we aggregated Big Five personality trait data (Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism) from more than three Million US residents to the level of 381 Metropolitan Statistical Areas. We then conducted two studies to examine the extent to which aggregated personality scores can predict the creation and adoption of radical innovations across US cities. First, to examine creation, we linked personality data with USPTO patent data. We show that highly influential patents – i.e. radical innovations – more likely emerge in regions with an open, supposedly innovation-friendly culture. To control for endogeneity in our model specification, we also applied instrumental variable regressions using distance to sea as a reliable instrument for openness. Second, to examine adoption, we turned towards two illustrative examples of radical innovations - Uber and Airbnb - that are currently deeply reshaping conventional industries. To this end, we gathered annual data on the number of non-employer businesses in taxi and accommodation services. Within this data structure, we then exploited the foundation of Uber and Airbnb as a quasi-experimental setting. That is, we applied panel regressions with time fixed effects before and after the foundation of the respective company. Thereby, we show that the same psychological characteristics that facilitated the emergence of radical innovations also predicted how quickly Uber and Airbnb gain traction in US cities. Importantly, in all our model conditions macro psychological characteristics predicted unique variance above and beyond standard economic control variables. Feeding into the emerging literature on Geographical Psychology, we conclude that linking aggregated personality scores to economic outcomes promises valuable insights for both disciplines. For psychologists, the correlates of aggregate personality scores have implications for understanding the formation and expression of personality. For economists, hidden regional culture differences may serve as a crucial factor that is missing from conventional economic analyses and public policy strategies.


Ansprechpartner: Dr. Fabian Gaessler

Seminar  |  06.02.2018  |  12:00

Brown Bag-Seminar: Bridging the Gap: Network Activation and Mobilization of Boundary-Spanners Across the Industry-Academia Divide

12:00 - 13:30 Uhr, Anne ter Wal (Imperial College Business School, ETH Zürich)

Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313


Boundary-spanners in networks have been shown to be in a privileged position to generate innovation outcomes, yet it is unclear how individuals seeking to leverage that position decide which contacts to rely on and when. This paper analyzes how individuals with dedicated boundary-spanning roles between industry and academia draw on their network resources to perform their jobs. Using an experiment-based setup we test how personality and cognition inform boundary-spanners’ decisions whether to rely on academic or industry contacts in their network in different situations. We predict that individual identification as an academic (industry) researcher will generally lead them to rely on academic (industry) contacts regardless of whether the input sought is of academic or industry nature, whereas individuals with high self-monitoring orientation would be more likely to match reliance on academic (industry) contacts to academic (industry) problems. The experimental design seeks to disentangle to what extent differences in network choices are rooted in individual cognitive ability to recall – i.e. “activate” – the full breadth of potential contacts or more deliberate behavioural preferences to “mobilize” certain contacts over others.


Ansprechpartner: Felix Poege

Vortrag  |  05.02.2018  |  19:00

MIPLC Lecture Series: IP Considerations for Industry 4.0 and Artificial Intelligence

19:00 Uhr, Sonia Cooper (Microsoft), Nicolas Schifano (Microsoft)

Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum E10


Falls Sie teilnehmen möchten, melden Sie sich bitte bis Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018 an bei Frau Rosanna Würf (rosanna.wuerf(at)miplc.de).


Weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltung entnehmen Sie bitte der Einladung.

Seminar  |  29.01.2018  |  14:00

Brown Bag-Seminar: Acquisitions, Markups, Efficiency, and Product Quality: Evidence from India

14:00 - 15:30 Uhr, Joel Stiebale (DICE, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313


This paper uses a rich panel data set of Indian manufacturing firms to analyze the effects of domestic and international acquisitions on various outcomes at target firm and product level. We apply recent methodological advances in the estimation of production functions together with information on prices and quantities to estimate physical productivity, markups, marginal costs and proxies for product quality.

Using a propensity score reweighting estimator, we find that acquisitions are associated with increases in quantities and markups and lower marginal costs on average. These changes are most pronounced if acquirers are located in technologically advanced countries. We also provide evidence that the quality of products increases while quality-adjusted prices fall upon acquisitions. Our results indicate that technology transfer from foreign acquirers to domestic firms, predicted by theories of multinational firms, can materialize in both cost- and quality-based gains and benefit both firms and consumers.


Ansprechpartner: Felix Poege