Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have become an integral part of decision-making. Would people prefer to have moral decisions that affect them made by a human or an algorithm? In a new study, this and other questions were investigated in a laboratory experiment.
The various European Union bodies came to a preliminary agreement on the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) on the 24 March 2022. The EU is planning to limit the market power of tech giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook/Meta, Amazon, and Microsoft in order to safeguard competition in the European market. In the following interview, Heiko Richter, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute, explains the purpose of the new legislation and some of its potential weaknesses.
In a new comparative study, Valentina Moscon and Marco Bellia examine the copyright regulations for academic publishing in Italy, Germany and the USA. In their work, they introduce well-known approaches and arrive at a proposal to make the scientific publication system fairer and more efficient.
On 16 and 17 March 2022, the inaugural event for the formation of the Max Planck Partner Group at the Université Virtuelle du Sénégal, or UVS of the Max Planck Partner Group with the Université Virtuelle du Sénégal, or UVS, took place in Dakar, Senegal. To launch its scientific activities, the research group held a kick-off workshop on “Access, Data Sharing and Sustainable Development Goals: An Overview from the Senegal's Point of View.”
Dr. Daria Kim and Dr. Felix Pöge, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition who both completed their doctoral theses in 2021, have been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society in recognition of their outstanding scientific achievements.
Both the legal and economic departments of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition offer to support Ukrainian researchers fleeing from war in their home country. We also invite Ukrainian researchers to turn to us whose stipend or employment abroad ended recently and who are now looking for a way to continue their research outside Ukraine. The Institute provides office space, access to the library, a stipend for at least six months (extendable), and support for searching accommodation.
Kim, DariaCRISPR/Cas Technology and Innovation: Mapping Patent Law Issues (Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper, No. 22-06), 2022, 49 S. (gemeinsam mit Reto M. Hilty et al.).
Blasetti, Roxana CarmenSignos Distintivos Colectivos en Latinoamérica: Fomento del Desarrollo Valorando Origen y Calidad (Distinctive Signs for Collective Use in Latin America: Development Promotion by Valuing Origin and Quality) (Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Discussion Paper, No. 21), 2022, 144 S. (gemeinsam mit Suelen Carls, Pedro Henrique D. Batista).
Ullrich, HannsKlimawandel im EU-Kartellrecht (Climate Change in Competition Law) (Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Discussion Paper, No. 20), 2022, 60 S.
Mickeler, Maren; Khashabi, Pooyan; Kleine, Marco; Kretschmer, Tobias (2022). The Perks of Being Unknown: Implied Costs of Knowledge Seeking on Organizational Platforms, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 19-17.
Chugunova, Marina; Luhan, Wolfgang J. (2022). Ruled by Robots: Preference for Algorithmic Decision Makers and Perceptions of Their Choices, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 22-04.
Fritz, Cornelius; De Nicola, Giacomo; Kevork, Sevag; Harhoff, Dietmar; Kauermann, Göran (2022). Modelling the Large and Dynamically Growing Bipartite Network of German Patents and Inventors, arXiv preprint 2201.09744.