Seminar  |  07/08/2020 | 2:00 p.m.  –  3:15 p.m.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar: Large Scale Experiments on Networks – A New Platform With Applications

Sanjeev Goyal (University of Cambridge)


Seminars currently take place in online format. Information will be sent out via the invitation distribution list (see seminar page).

We present a new platform for large scale networks experiments in continuous time and conduct three experiments on it: groups range from 8 all the way to 100 subjects. These experiments involve pure linking games as well as games with linking and public goods provision.

The major finding is that subjects create sparse networks that are almost always highly efficient. In some cases networks have a very unequal distribution of connections and exhibit small average distances, while in others subjects create equal and dispersed large distance networks. In some cases highly connected nodes earn vastly more while in other cases they earn significantly less than their less connected cohort. Informational overload helps in explaining why highly connected nodes make excessive investments but earn less than the spokes. (Joint work with Syngjoo Choi and Frédéric Moisan)


Contact Person: Michael E. Rose

Workshop  |  07/09/2020, 11:00 a.m.  –  07/10/2020, 4:30 p.m.

14th Workshop on the Organisation, Economics and Policy of Scientific Research

Due to the current situation, the event will take place via web conferencing. The program is now available.

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


Download Program here.


Participation is open to all and free of charge: Please send an email to woepsr2020(at)ip.mpg.de.


For more information, see Workshop Website.

Conference  |  06/07/2021, 9:00 a.m.  –  06/09/2021, 6:00 p.m.

Munich Summer Institute 2021

The Munich Summer Institute 2021 will take place from 7 to 9 June 2021. The call for papers will be released in late 2020. The program will be available in the spring of 2021. More information on the MSI website.