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Annual workshop for Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs in Economics and Management

19/20 December 2022

We strive to stimulate a rigorous in-depth discussion of a select number of research papers. We offer Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs an opportunity to present their work, receive feedback from experienced researchers and connect with peers from other renowned research institutions.

The keynote speaker of this year’s  RISE5 Workshop is Robert Seamans (NYU Stern).

Program RISE5

Call for Papers

The RISE5 workshop focuses on research in the areas:

  • Science of Science
  • Knowledge Diffusion
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Innovation Motives and Behavior
  • Artificial Intelligence

The RISE5 Workshop will feature a keynote lecture by Robert Seamans (NYU Stern) and approximately 10 paper presentations. Each paper will be discussed by a senior researcher with particular emphasis on the research design and the ability to identify a causal relationship. The workshop venue will be the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.

Each paper will be allocated 40 minutes, as follows: 20 minutes for the presentation by the speaker, 10 minutes discussion by the senior researcher and 10 minutes open discussion with the audience.

Paper Submission Procedure
We invite submissions of full papers or extended abstracts (of at least three pages) from Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs working in the fields of Economics or Management. Please send your submissions as a PDF file until Thursday, 15 September 2022 via the submission tool:

Submission Tool

Acceptance notifications will be announced by the mid of October 2022 and the workshop registration will be open until 01 November 2022. Kindly note that registering for the workshop is a firm commitment to attend. Participation for the entire duration of the workshop is expected. The full paper version of your submission is due on 15 November 2022.

There is no workshop fee. Meals during the workshop as well as the workshop dinner are included. A limited number of travel grants will be offered for researchers who do not receive financial conference assistance from their home institution. Please indicate in your application whether the participation is contingent on receiving a travel grant.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce as our keynote speaker:
Robert Seamans (NYU Stern)

Robert Seamans (PhD, UC Berkeley) is an Associate Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business where he teaches courses in game theory and strategy. Professor Seamans’ research focuses on how firms use technology in their strategic interactions with each other, and also focuses on the economic consequences of AI, robotics and other advanced technologies. His research has been published in leading academic journals and been cited in numerous outlets including The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and others. In 2015, Professor Seamans was appointed as the Senior Economist for technology and innovation on President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers.

Personal Website Robert Seamans


Past Programs

Programs for past workshops can be found here:

Program RISE4 2021

Program RISE3 2020

Program RISE2 2019

Program RISE 2018


The workshop venue will be the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.


Please direct any questions concerning the RISE5 Workshop to rise_workshop(at)ip.mpg.de.


Who is eligible to participate in workshop?
Ph.D. students and Junior Post-docs are welcome to present a research paper. Experienced Post-docs are welcome to join as discussant (please approach us by e-mail).

Can I participate solely as an audience member?
A selected number of places will be available available for participants who neither present nor discuss a paper. Please approach us by e-mail.

Are you publishing the final papers?
No, the final papers will be shared only with the discussants. On a voluntary basis, we will provide speakers the opportunity to share their presentation slides and/or papers with other participants after the workshop.

Can I apply with an extended abstract?
Yes, you can apply with an extended abstract. However, your participation is contingent on providing the full paper by 15 November 2022.

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