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Seminar  |  21.11.2016  |  12:00

Brown Bag-Seminar: Benefiting Colleagues but not the City: Localized Spillovers from the Relocation of Superstar Inventors

12:00 - 13:30 Uhr, Paolo Zacchia (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca), Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313


In this paper I analyze spillover effects on the production of patents following episodes in which superstar inventors relocate to a new city. In particular, in order to distinguish whether local externalities have a restricted network dimension or a wider spatial breadth, I estimate changes in patterns of patenting activity for two different groups of inventors: the restricted group of coauthors of the superstar, and all other inventors in one urban area.

The analysis is performed for both the locality where the superstar moves and the one that is left. I restrict the attention to patent outputs that exclude any joint work with the superstar, so to isolate spillovers from complementarity effects.

The results from the event study evidence a large and persistent positive effect on the coauthors of the superstar who reside in the city of destination (averaging about 0.1 more patents per inventor each year), and a negative trend affecting those who live in the locality of departure. Conversely, no city-wide spillover effect can be attested, offering little support to place-based policies aimed at generating a positive local brain drain.

Ansprechpartner: Dr. Fabian Gaessler

Seminar  |  09.11.2016  |  18:00

Institutsseminar: Neighbouring Rights and the Protection of Parts

18:00 - 19:30 Uhr, Sebastian Benz, Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum E10

Seminar  |  08.11.2016  |  12:00

Brown Bag-Seminar: The "Entrepreneurial Boss" Effect on Employees' Future Entrepreneurship Choices: A Role Model Story?

12:00 - 13.30 Uhr, Mirjam van Praag, Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313

Both organizational and sociological approaches in entrepreneurship research highlight the importance of social context ins haping individual preferences for entrepreneurship. An influential contextual factor that has not been studied in entrepreneurship research is one's boss at work. Do entrepreneurial bosses contribute to their employees' decisions to become entrepreneurs themselves? Using Danish register data of newly founded firms and their entrepreneurs and employees between 2003 and 2012, and employing methods that allow causal inferences, we show that entrepreneurial bosses indeed affect their employees' future entrepenruship choices, especially if both boss and employees are female. We investigate two alternative underlying mechanisms that may shape the (female) boss' influence on (female) workers' entrepreneurship decisions. Our resuls consistently suggest that entrepreneurial bosses may act as role models for the entrepreneurship activities of their employees, especially between pairs of female bosses and female employees. We do no find any evidence on female bosses acting as "queen bees" at the workplace. Female entrepreneurial bosses may, thus, act as a lever to reducing the gender gaps in entrepreneurship rates.

Kartellrechtszyklus  |  07.11.2016  |  19:00

Kartellrechtsvortrag: Wettbewerbsfolgen von Beschränkungen des Internetvertriebs – ökonomische Grundlagen

19:00 - 21:00 Uhr, Thilo Klein, Executive Vice President bei Compass Lexecon, Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum E10

Nachdem im Kartellrechts-Zyklus Vertikalthemen und insbesondere der Online-Handel zuletzt aus rechtlicher Sicht beleuchtet wurden, soll die Diskussion mit der ökonomischen Perspektive zu dem Thema abgerundet werden. Wir laden herzlich zum nächsten Kartellrechtsvortrag vom Referenten Thilo Kraus, Executive Vice President bei Compass Lexecon in London und Düsseldorf, zum Thema "Wettbewerbsfolgen von Beschränkungen des Internetvertriebs – ökonomische Grundlagen" ein.

Die Aktuelle Viertelstunde wird Dr. Andreas Boos, Special Counsel by Milbank in München, zum Thema “ ‘Fair Trial’ in Bundeskartellamtsverfahren? – Aktuelle Rechtsfragen zu einem transparenten, objektiven und fairen Verfahren vor dem Bundeskartellamt” bestreiten.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Kommen und bitten um Anmeldung bis 2. November 2016 bei Frau Delia Zirilli unter delia.zirilli(at)ip.mpg.de.

Tagung  |  04.11.2016  |  09:00

4th Crowdinvesting Symposium “Financial Decision Making and the Internet”

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

Am Freitag, den 4. November 2016, findet am Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb das 4. Crowdinvesting Symposium statt.

2016 lautet der Schwerpunkt des Symposiums ”Financial Decision Making and the Internet“. Es werden folgende Forschungsfelder behandelt: Entrepreneurial Finance, Reward-Based and Equity Crowdfunding, Social Trading, Personal Financial Management, Robo Advice, Block Chain and Virtual Currencies.

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.


  • 8:30 bis 16:00 Uhr – Wissenschaftlicher Workshop (auf Einladung)
  • 16 bis 16:30 Uhr – Ankunft und Registrierung
  • 16:30 bis 16:40 Uhr – Neueste Erkenntnisse der DFG-Gruppe Crowdinvesting – Lars Hornuf (Universität Trier und Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb)
  • 16:40 bis 17:15 Uhr – Keynote – Ethan Mollick (Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania)
  • 17:15 bis 19:00 Uhr – Podiumsdiskussion – u.a. mit Claas Ludwig (Federal Ministry of Finance), Ethan Mollick (Wharton School), Daniel Halmer (raisin), Erik Podzuweit (Scalable Capital), Andrea Rexer (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
  • 19:00 bis 19:30 Uhr – Get-Together

Das Symposium wird in englischer Sprache abgehalten.

Anmeldung für den öffentlichen Teil des Symposiums ab 16 Uhr

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Rückfragen richten Sie bitte an Matthias Schmitt.

Seminar  |  25.10.2016  |  12:00

Brown Bag-Seminar: Taxing Royalty Payments

12:00 - 13:30 Uhr, Steffen Juranek (Norwegian School of Economics), Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313


The digital economy is characterized by the use of intellectual property such as software, patents and trademarks. The pricing of such intangibles is widely used to shift profits to low-tax countries. We analyze the role of a source tax on royalty payments for abusive transfer pricing, and optimal tax policy. First, we show that mispricing of royalty payments does not affect investment behavior by multinationals.

Second, it is in the vast majority of cases not optimal for a government to set the source tax equal to the corporate tax rate. The reason is that shutting down abusive transfer pricing activities needs to be traded off against mitigating the corporate tax distortion in capital investment. The latter can be achieved by some tax deductibility of royalty payments. If the true arm’s length transfer price equals zero or for special corporate tax systems that treat debt and equity alike (i.e., for ACE and CBIT), it will be optimal to equate both tax rates.

Paper can be accessed at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2839756

Tagung  |  21.10.2016  |  09:00

Personal Data in Competition, Consumer Protection and IP Law: Towards a Holistic Approach?

9:00 Uhr, Post-Doc-Konferenz 2016, Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum E10

The Max Planck Institute Post-Doc Conference 2016 seeks to advance the discussion on the challenges and future approaches of the law relating to personal data, in particular as regards competition law (including unfair competition law), consumer protection and general civil law as well as IP law. It provides young scholars (professors, assistant professors, lecturers and advanced PhD students) with an opportunity to present, discuss and publish their research.

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Seminar  |  19.10.2016  |  12:00

Brown Bag-Seminar: Creativity Under Fire: The Effects of Competition on Creative Production

12:00 - 13:30 Uhr, Daniel Gross (Harvard Business School), Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313


Though fundamental to innovation and essential to many industries and occupations, the creative act has received limited attention as an economic behavior and has historically proven difficult to study. This paper studies the incentive effects of competition on individuals' creative production. Using a sample of commercial logo design competitions, and a novel, content-based measure of originality, I find that intensifying competition induces agents to explore novel, untested ideas over tweaking their earlier work, but heavy competition drives them to stop investing altogether. The results yield lessons for the management of creative workers and for the implementation of competitive procurement mechanisms for innovation.

Seminar  |  12.10.2016  |  12:00

Brown Bag-Seminar: Prepublication Information Sharing and Research Productivity: The Case of Academic Scientists

12:00 - 13:30 Uhr, Marie Thursby (Georgia Institute of Technology/NBER), Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum 313

We present preliminary results from a survey of 7,611 academic researchers across multiple fields in the US, Germany and Switzerland. The survey covers pre-publication sharing of research results, competition, norms of science, commercial orientation and size of research group. Results are presented across two related topics. Part I: We report the extent to which researchers report public (general) sharing of results prior to publication, and at what stage they share. Depending on their willingness to generally share and their propensity to withhold crucial parts respondents are divided into three types: sharers, ambivalent sharers and non-sharers. These are, respectively, 23.9%, 38.9%, and 37.2% of respondents. We estimate a probability model to examine the extent to which a belief that the norms of science hold in one’s area, competition and commercial orientation explain these field differences.

Part II: Recent research has considered the effect of team size on research productivity (citations, publications and patents). That work has typically focused on a single measure of team size (e.g., number of coauthors) and has failed to account for the endogeneity that exists between measures of research productivity and team size. We measure team size by number of coauthors, number in one’s research group, and number of groups worldwide in which there are collaborators. All three team size measures are found to be endogenous and instrumental variables estimation is used.

Seminar  |  11.10.2016  |  18:00

Institutsseminar: Big Data and Profiling in the Digital Age: Is there a Need for Legislative Changes?

18:00 - 19:30 Uhr, Klaus Wiedemann, Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb, München, Raum E10