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Annual workshop for Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs in Economics and Management

6/7 December 2021, online

We strive to stimulate a rigorous in-depth discussion of a select number of research papers. We offer Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs an opportunity to present their work, receive feedback from experienced researchers and connect with peers from other renowned research institutions.

The keynote speaker of this year’s  RISE4 Workshop is Catherine Tucker (MIT & NBER).

Call for Papers (PDF)

Call for Papers

The RISE4 workshop focuses on research in the areas:

  • Science of Science
  • Knowledge Diffusion
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Innovation Motives and Behavior

The RISE4 Workshop will feature a keynote lecture by Catherine Tucker (MIT & NBER) and approximately 10 paper presentations. Each paper will be discussed by a senior researcher with particular emphasis on the research design and the ability to identify a causal relationship.

Each paper will be allocated 40 minutes, as follows: 20 minutes for the presentation by the speaker, 10 minutes discussion by the senior researcher and 10 minutes open discussion with the audience.

Paper Submission Procedure
We invite submissions of full papers or extended abstracts (of at least three pages) from Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs working in the fields of Economics or Management. Please send your submissions as a PDF file until 30 September 2021 to rise_workshop(at)ip.mpg.de.

Acceptance notifications will be announced by the end of October 2021 and the workshop registration will be open until 15 November 2021. Kindly note that registering for the workshop is a firm commitment to attend. Participation for the entire duration of the workshop is expected. The full paper version of your submission is due on 22 November 2021.

There is no workshop fee.

COVID-19 Pandemic

Given the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will hold the workshop in an online format.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce as our keynote speaker:
Catherine Tucker (MIT & NBER)

Catherine Tucker is the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management and a Professor of Marketing at MIT Sloan.

Her research interests lie in how technology allows firms to use digital data and machine learning to improve performance, and in the challenges this poses for regulation. Tucker has particular expertise in online advertising, digital health, social media, and electronic privacy. Her research studies the interface between marketing, the economics of technology, and law. She is a cofounder of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab which studies the applications of blockchain and also a co-organizer of the Economics of Artificial Intelligence initiative sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Personal Website: https://mitmgmtfaculty.mit.edu/cetucker/about/


The program for the RISE4 Workshop can be found here: coming soon

Past Programs

Programs for past workshops can be found here:

Program RISE3 2020

Program RISE2 2019

Program RISE 2018


Ideally, the workshop would take place at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. However, due to the negative developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will fall back on an online format.


Please direct any questions concerning the RISE4 Workshop to rise_workshop(at)ip.mpg.de.


Who is eligible to participate in workshop?
Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs are welcome to present a research paper. Experienced Post-docs are welcome to join as discussant (please approach us by e-mail).

Can I participate solely as an audience member?
A selected number of places will be available available for participants who neither present nor discuss a paper. Please approach us by e-mail.

Are you publishing the final papers?
No, the final papers will be shared only with the discussants. On a voluntary basis, we will provide speakers the opportunity to share their presentation slides and/or papers with other participants after the workshop.

Can I apply with an extended abstract?
Yes, you can apply with an extended abstract. However, your participation is contingent on providing the full paper by 22 November 2021.

Header Photo: Joerg Lutz, courtesy of City of Munich, Munich Tourist Office.