14th Workshop on

The Organisation, Economics and
Policy of Scientific Research

[Event postponed until further notice]

The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, the Technical University of Munich and BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto, are organising the annual workshop “The Organisation, Economics and Policy of Scientific Research” at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.

[Due to the current situation, all events are postoned until further notice and will be rescheduled for a later date!]

Call for Papers & Submissions

We aim to attract contributions from both junior and senior scholars on topics related to the organisation, economics and policy of scientific research. A minimum number of slots are reserved for junior researchers (PhD students or Postdocs who obtained their PhD since 2017).

Contributions are invited on (but not limited to) one or more of the following topics:

  • Evaluation of science policy
  • Role of gender and family in scientific research
  • Organising research activities in universities, PROs and private R&D labs
  • Spillovers from scientific research
  • Collaboration and research networks
  • Scientific careers and mobility
  • Role of ethics, trust and replicability in science

Please submit unpublished papers or extended abstracts (min 3 pages) by 15 January 2020 via
https://easychair.org/cfp/woepsr2020. We strive to notify submitters by 29 February 2020.

Up to 18 contributions will be selected by a scientific committee based on novelty, academic quality and relevance. All presentations will have a discussant.

Download Call for Papers here.


Scientific Committee

Cristiano Antonelli (Università di Torino, Brick-CCA)・Nicolas Carayol (Université de Bordeaux, GREThA)・Michele Cincera (Université Libre de Bruxelles)・Paul David (Stanford University)・Aldo Geuna (Università di Torino/Brick-CCA)・Dietmar Harhoff (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)・Hanna Hottenrott (Technical University of Munich, TUM)・Cornelia Lawson (University of Manchester)・Jacques Mairesse (Maastricht University)・Fabio Montobbio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)・Paula Stephan (Georgia State University/NBER)・Reinhilde Veugelers (KU Leuven)・Fabian Waldinger (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, LMU Munich)・John Walsh (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Programme Committee

Michael Rose (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)・Hanna Hottenrott (Technical University of Munich, TUM)・Fabian Gaessler (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)・Stefano Baruffaldi (University of Bath/Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)・Rainer Widmann (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)・Felix Pöge (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)

Conference Programme

The programme will we available as of March 2020.

Participation and Expenses

Workshop participation is free for one presenting author per selected paper and includes catering during the event. For those attending the workshop without presenting a paper, a registration fee of €150 is charged, which includes access to the conference and the dinner.

We offer a limited number of travel and accommodation support grants to junior scholars (PhD students or post-doc researchers who obtained their PhD in 2017 or later) without local funds. To be considered for such grants, please state your need and your eligibility when submitting your paper.


The workshop will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, 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, undergrounds, 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.

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.


Rooms are held at the two following hotels and can be booked with reference to the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition as well as the keyword WOEPSR2020. Since there is limited capacity, please book as early as possible.

Carlton Astoria
2020/04/22 – 2020/04/25
Double rooms at 119 €, incl. breakfast.
Reserve before 2020/03/15.
service@carlton-astoria.de · www.carlton-astoria.de

Motel One
2020/04/22 – 2020/04/24
Single rooms at 79 €, double rooms at 94 €; breakfast is extra at 11,50 €.
Reserve before 2020/03/11 by using the following form: Download pdf
muenchen-sendlingertor@motel-one.com · www.motel-one.com


Please direct any questions concerning the workshop to woepsr2020(at)ip.mpg.de.

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