Munich Summer Institute (MSI)
Tagung  |  13.06.2022, 09:00

Munich Summer Institute 2022

Das nächste Munich Summer Institute findet vom 13. bis 15. Juni 2022 statt. Der Call for Papers wird Ende 2021 veröffentlicht.

Munich Summer Institute (MSI)

Das Munich Summer Institute (MSI) wird veranstaltet vom Center for Law & Economics der ETH Zürich, dem Lehrstuhl für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement der TUM, dem Lehrstuhl für Innovationsökonomie der TUM, dem Institut für Strategie, Technologie und Organisation der LMU München und dem Max-Planck-Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf der Webseite des MSI.

Workshop  |  06.12.2021, 09:00

RISE – 4th Research on Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship Workshop

Keynote: Catherine Tucker (MIT & NBER)

On 6/7 December 2021, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will host the 4th Research on Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship Workshop, an annual workshop for Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs in Economics and Management.

The goal of the RISE4 Workshop is to stimulate an in-depth discussion of a select number of empirical research papers. It offers Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs an opportunity to present their work and to receive feedback.

Keynote speaker of the RISE4 Workshop is Catherine Tucker (MIT & NBER).

Get the Call for Papers here.
See RISE Workshop.

Seminar  |  10.11.2021, 15:00

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar: Beefing It up for Your Investor? Open Sourcing and Startup Funding – Evidence from Github

Annamaria Conti (HEC Lausanne)

Seminare finden derzeit im Online-Format statt (siehe Seminarseite).

Workshop  |  05.11.2021, 10:00

Intellectual Property Law-Making as Line (Re-)Drawing

Max Planck Law Teaching Session mit Daria Kim
(Registrierung erforderlich)

Die Veranstaltungssprache ist Englisch.

Policy- and law-making in the field of intellectual property (IP) is about drawing a line between excludability and non-excludability of results of creative and innovative activity. The rationales for such boundaries stem from various theories about innovation, creativity, and social well-being.  The question of where to draw a line often becomes a matter of balancing competing interests and policy objectives.

The workshop will explore the challenges of this exercise in the context of EU IP law. It will stimulate the participants to view IP law and policy as a ‘work in progress’ rather than being ‘cast in stone’ and consider how the IP framework could be improved.  

5 November 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Theoretical foundations of IP law
  • Critical perspectives on IP
  • IP policy levers
  • IP law from a law-in-social-context perspective

In-person if possible or hybrid format

Enrollment: Maximum 25 Participants

Please register by 17.00 CEST on 29 October 2021.

Webpage of Daria Kim

Seminar  |  03.11.2021 | 15:00  –  16:30

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar: When Patents Matter

Øivind Nilsen (Norwegian School of Economics)

Seminare finden derzeit im Online-Format statt (siehe Seminarseite).

Abstract folgt.

Ansprechpartner: David Heller

Seminar  |  20.10.2021, 11:00

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar: Current Status and Research Subjects of International Industry-Academia Collaborative Research

Yukiko Murakmi (Waseda University)

Seminare finden derzeit im Online-Format statt (siehe Seminarseite).

International industry-academia collaborative research(IIACR)is a developing form of R&D for creating new knowledge and stimulating innovation. However, it is difficult to pursue because of the substantial institutional distance between industry and academia as well as the significant geographical distances between various countries. This year, we launched a research project on IIACR targeting Germany, Japan, and the United States to discover the factors behind success in IIACR. We will make presentations on the current status of IIACR, research framework, and research methods.

Ansprechpartnerin: Cristina Rujan

Seminar  |  15.09.2021, 09:00

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminare Herbst/Winter 2021

Die Seminare werden bis auf Weiteres online stattfinden. Wir freuen uns auf interessante Gäste und Vorträge. Weitere Vorschauen finden Sie hier im Spätsommer. Mehr Informationen auf der Seminarseite.

Seminar  |  15.07.2021, 15:00

TIME Kolloquium

Joy Wu (ISTO), Ali Samei (TUM)  (auf Einladung)


Privacy-Seeking Behavior in the Personal Data Market
Referentin: Joy Wu (ISTO)

Firms are looking to commercialize, trade, and monetize the personal data they collect and receive from consumers. Internet users regularly choose to disclose and share their personal data in return for goods and services. This study examines whether a data recipient's ability to exploit data in a secondary market can motivate users' privacy behavior. An online experiment elicited individuals' willingness and reservation prices for sharing their personally-identifiable psychometric data when faced with real privacy consequences. I found that individuals' information disclosure behaviors were misaligned with their willingness to allow data recipients to monetize their data and trade with a third party. Individuals behaved more privately---by refusing to share data or by demanding greater benefits in exchange for privacy losses---when they became more aware of a data recipient's ability to sell their data for money. Moreover, when individuals considered allowing access to and exposing their data to many recipients, the privacy responses were weaker than the responses to  just one recipient's exploitation abilities.

Performance-related CEO Dismissal and Innovation Performance
Referent: Ali Samei (TUM)

Among different types of CEO turnovers, performance-related CEO dismissals are usually a response to the request by unhappy shareholders to turn around a troubled firm. This may have negative long-term consequences for firms if the pressure to deliver short-term returns disincentivizes newly appointed CEOs from pursuing relatively risky and uncertain, but important, long-term growth strategies. In this study, using a sample of CEO turnover events among S&P 1500 firms over 18 years, we find that (only) performance-related CEO dismissals have a long-lasting negative effect on the amount of innovation a firm produces starting from the year immediately following a dismissal. Our results also show that the higher percentage of informed institutional investors, higher voting power of board directors, and the existence of a family relative of the CEO among the board of directors, will reverse or weaken the negative effect of performance-related CEO dismissal on innovation. We provide several robustness tests to rule out alternative explanations. The paper thus provides important insights into the potential negative long-term consequences of the CEO dismissals for firms and how these consequences can be mitigated.

Seminar  |  14.07.2021, 15:00

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar: The Role of Telemedicine During the COVID19 Pandemic

Jeffrey McCullough (University of Michigan) präsentiert zwei Forschungsprojekte zum Thema.

Seminare finden derzeit im Online-Format statt (siehe Seminarseite).

Gender Bias in Remote Service Delivery – Evidence from Healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a massive shift to the remote delivery of services. In this paper, we examine if the gender of the service provider moderates this transition. Specifically, we utilize data on in-person and virtual primary healthcare to study if the gender of the physician affects the shift to virtual healthcare. We find that female physicians experienced a 5.7% larger reduction in the delivery of services via conventional methods during the pandemic. Although female providers delivered a greater extent of their services digitally (2.2%), they suffered a net decrease in the services they provided (3.4%). For female physicians, the likelihood of having a child in the household was correlated with the amount of virtual services provided. However, correlations between being a parent and digital delivery of service were absent for male physicians.  Relative to their male colleagues, female healthcare providers with lower autonomy (such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants) did not use a significantly higher amount of telemedicine. Their digital service provision was also uncorrelated with being a parent. Finally, women’s presence in firms increased remote service delivery – physicians of both genders in majority-female clinics provided significantly more telemedicine. Overall, female physicians experienced a 2.36 percentage point lower reimbursement relative to male physicians during the initial period of the COVID-19 pandemic. These results underscore the gendered difference of the shift to remote services, implications for mothers, low autonomy workers, and institutions.

Does Telemedicine Transcend Disparities or Create a Digital Divide? Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic

We examine telemedicine utilization during the COVID-19 pandemic. Advocates have argued that telemedicine can overcome barriers in accessing healthcare and protect patients from contracting COVID-19. Rural and poor patients, for example, would not need to make expensive and time-consuming trips to healthcare facilitates when using telemedicine. Conversely, telemedicine adoption may depend on broadband access and technology skills, which could create a digital divide and exacerbate disparities. We study these questions using data on virtual and conventional care from a large commercial insurer. Telemedicine utilization soared during the pandemic. We further find that telemedicine utilization was concentrated in urban and affluent markets. We attribute this to two factors. First, telemedicine use was correlated with broadband penetration. Second, telemedicine adoption was much higher for patients with an established healthcare provider relationship (i.e., received care in the same health system in the previous year). We also find that telemedicine utilization was lower among older patients and comorbidities; cohorts with the greatest risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Without further intervention, telemedicine could exacerbate existing health care disparities.

Ansprechpartnerin: Lucy Xiaolu Wang

Tagung  |  09.07.2021, 14:00

New Directions in the European Union’s Innovation Policy?

Tagung des Instituts in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Alumni-Verein


Das Programm der Tagung finden Sie hier.

Falls Sie Fragen haben, wenden Sie sich bitte an das Alumni-Büro am MPI alumni(at)