322 events found.

Seminar  |  03/04/2020  |  12:00 pm

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Guido Buenstorf (Universität Kassel)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information coming soon.

Workshop  |  12/16/2019  |  09:00 am

RISE - 2nd Research on Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship Workshop

9 a.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

On 16/17 December 2019, the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will host the 2nd Research on Innovation, Science and Entrepreneurship Workshop, an annual workshop for Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs in Economics and Management.


The goal of the RISE2 Workshop is to stimulate an in-depth discussion of a select number of empirical research papers. It offers Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs an opportunity to present their work and to receive feedback.


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


See RISE Workshop.

Seminar  |  12/11/2019  |  12:00 pm

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Edoardo Ferrucci (LUISS Business School)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information coming soon.

Seminar  |  12/04/2019  |  12:00 pm

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Erina Ystma (Carnegie Mellon University)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information coming soon.

Seminar  |  11/27/2019  |  12:00 pm

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Daniela Sele (ETH Zurich)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information coming soon.

Seminar  |  11/20/2019  |  12:00 pm

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Tom Grad (Copenhagen Business School)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information coming soon.

Seminar  |  11/06/2019  |  12:00 pm

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Pere Arque-Castells (University of Groningen)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information coming soon.

Seminar  |  10/30/2019  |  12:00 pm

Brown Bag Seminar: What’s the Problem? How Crowdsourcing Contributes to Identifying Scientific Research Questions

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Susanne Beck (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313


An increasing number of research projects successfully involves the general public (the crowd) in tasks such as collecting observational data or classifying images to answer scientists’ research questions. Although such crowd science projects have generated great hopes among scientists and policy makers, it is not clear whether the crowd can also meaningfully contribute to other stages of the research process, in particular the identification of research questions that should be studied. We first develop a conceptual framework that ties different aspects of “good” research questions to different types of knowledge. We then discuss potential strengths and weaknesses of the crowd compared to professional scientists in developing research questions, while also considering important heterogeneity among crowd members. Data from a series of online and field experiments has been gathered and is currently analyzed to test individual- and crowd-level hypotheses focusing on the underlying mechanisms that influence a crowd’s performance in generating research questions. Our results aim for advancing the literatures on crowd and citizen science as well as the broader literature on crowdsourcing and the organization of open and distributed knowledge production. Our findings have important implications for scientists and policy makers.


Contact Person: Michael E. Rose, Ph.D.

Seminar  |  10/25/2019  |  12:00 pm

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Aldo Geuna (University of Turin)

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information coming soon.

Seminar  |  10/16/2019  |  12:00 pm

Brown Bag Seminar: On the Influence of Top Journals

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Marco van der Leij (University of Amsterdam)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information coming soon.

Contact Person: Michael E. Rose, Ph.D.