16th Workshop on

The Organisation, Economics and
Policy of Scientific Research

13 – 14 April 2023

The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and TUM are organising the annual workshop “The Organisation, Economics and Policy of Scientific Research” at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.

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 postdoc scholars who obtained their PhD in 2020 or later).

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

  • Organisation of research activities in universities, PROs and private R&D labs
  • The evaluation of science policy
  • Science in the private sector and spillovers from scientific research
  • Role of individual researcher characteristics in scientific research
  • Science research networks and collaboration
  • Scientific careers and mobility

Please submit previously unpublished papers or extended abstracts (min 3 pages) by 15 January 2023.
We strive to notify authors by 27 February 2023.

Up to 18 contributions will be selected by the scientific committee based on novelty, academic quality and relevance. No review or comments will be offered to the authors to supplement the decision. All presentations will have a discussant. Accepted authors are asked to submit full papers by 27 March 2023.

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Scientific Committee

Nicolas Carayol (Université de Bordeaux, GREThA)・Michele Cincera (Université Libre de Bruxelles)・Aldo Geuna (Università di Torino)・Dietmar Harhoff (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)・Hanna Hottenrott (TUM)・Stijn Kelchtermans (KU Leuven)・Cornelia Lawson (University of Manchester)・Jacques Mairesse (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University)・Fabio Montobbio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)・Michele Pezzoni (Université Cote d'Azur)・Henry Sauermann (ESMT Berlin)・Paula Stephan (Georgia State University/NBER)・Valentina Tartari (Copenhagen Business School)・ Reinhilde Veugelers (KU Leuven)・Fabiana Visentin (UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University)・John Walsh (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Local Organising Committee

Hanna Hottenrott (TUM)・Michael Rose (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)・Thomas Schaper (TUM)・Julian Schwierzy (TUM)・Dietmar Harhoff (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)・Elisabeth Hofmeister (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)

Participation and Expenses

Workshop participation is free for one presenting author per selected paper and includes catering during the event. 

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 2020 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.


Please direct any questions concerning the workshop to michael.rose@ip.mpg.de.

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