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2nd Research on Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship Workshop

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

16/17 December 2019, Munich

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 research institutions.

The keynote speaker of the RISE2 Workshop is Pierre Azoulay (MIT & NBER).

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The RISE2 workshop focuses on the following areas:

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

The RISE2 Workshop will feature a keynote lecture by Pierre Azoulay (MIT & NBER) and approximately 14 paper presentations. Each paper is discussed by a senior researcher  with  particular  emphasis  on  the  research  design  and  the  ability  to identify  causal  relationships.

The papers will be presented 20 minutes each by the speaker, followed by a 20 minutes discussion and open debate.

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 28 July 2019 to rise_workshop(at)ip.mpg.de.

Acceptance notifications will be announced by mid of August, 2019. Workshop registration will be until 30 September 2019. 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 1 November 2019.

There is no workshop fee. Meals during the workshop as well as the workshop dinner are included.

A limited number of scholarships will be offered for researchers who do not receive financial conference assistance from their home institution. Please indicate in your application whether the participation is contingent on receiving a travel grant.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce as our keynote speaker:
Pierre Azoulay (MIT Sloan & NBER)

Pierre Azoulay is the International Programs Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests lie at the intersection of several subfields of economics: technical change, labor, health, and organizational economics. Most of Pierre Azoulay’s work deals with the organization of the “ideas sector” of the economy, and the consequences of different institutional arrangements for innovation, and ultimately economic growth. He has published in top journals like Science, Nature, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, or Management Science.

Personal Website: http://mitmgmtfaculty.mit.edu/pazoulay/


The program for the RISE2 Workshop can be found here.

Past Program

Programs for past workshops can be found here.


The workshop will take place at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, room E10 (ground floor), Marstallplatz 1, 80539 Munich.

You can get to the venue in various ways, but as Munich has an excellent public transportation system that consists of trains, subways, trams, and buses, we would recommend to make use of public transports. Most locations within the inner city can be conveniently reached within less than 30 minutes. 

  • The underground station Odeonsplatz is located directly next to the venue and is frequented by underground lines U3, U4, U5 and U6.
  • Tickets can be bought at automatic vending machines at underground and train stations or inside buses and trams.
  • For specific information on public transportation schedules, please check at Munich's public transporation company MVV, Google Maps or download the mobile journey planner of MVV.


From Munich Airport
From the airport, you can take the S1 or the S8 train into the city and get off at “Marienplatz”. From there, it is a 10 minute walk. We recommend booking your flight tickets as early as possible since the workshop takes place shortly before Christmas.

From Munich Central Station
From the central station, you can take any S-Bahn in the direction of Ostbahnhof and get off at Marienplatz. From there, it is a 10 minute walk. Another possibility is to take the subway U4 and U5 and get off at Odeonsplatz.

We recommend you to book your accommodation as early as possible due to the workshops temporal proximity to Christmas. A list of hotel recommendations will follow.


Please direct any questions concerning the RISE2 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).

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

Will you be publishing the final papers?
No, the final papers will be shared only with the discussants. We will provide the opportunity that speakers can voluntarily share their presentation slides and/or papers with other participants afterwards.

May 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 1 November.

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