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243 events found.

Seminar  |  11/21/2018  |  12:00 PM

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Olena Izhak (Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics)

12.00 - 1.30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information after the summer break.

Seminar  |  11/06/2018  |  12:00 PM

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Myra Mohnen (University of Essex)

12.00 - 1.30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information after the summer break.

Seminar  |  10/15/2018  |  12:00 PM

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Valerio Sterzi (Université de Bordeaux)

12.00 - 1.30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information after the summer break.

Seminar  |  09/26/2018  |  12:00 PM

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Robin Stitzing (Nokia Technologies)

12.00 - 1.30 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room 313

More information after the summer break.

Miscellaneous  |  09/14/2018  |  11:00 AM

Open house with speed dating and experiment in econlab

11.00 a.m. - 03:00 p.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

On this day, visitors can ask the researchers questions, can be explained what patent, trademark, copyright and antitrust law or innovation and entrepreneurship is, can live research in the laboratory experience, have a look at the impressive architecture of the house or

visit the unique library.

Link to the program

Seminar  |  09/13/2018  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Same, but Different? Birth Order, Family Size, and Sibling Sex Composition Effects in Entrepreneurship

12.00 - 1.30 p.m., Theodor Vladasel (Copenhagen Business School)

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


Family background matters for entrepreneurship; however, the focus on factors making siblings similar rather than different may hide important sources of heterogeneity and understate the total importance of families. In a set of causal exercises using Swedish register data, I assess the differential effects of birth order, family size, and sibling sex composition on entrepreneurship. These factors appear to have a negligible impact. While later born men are more likely to become unincorporated entrepreneurs, this effect is largely explained by their lower education, pointing towards the subsistence nature of this type of entrepreneurship. I find no evidence of causal family size effects in linear and non-linear instrumental variable approaches, although there is a small negative effect of having a brother on the father-daughter association in unincorporated entrepreneurship. Finally, neither source of within-family heterogeneity exhibits a clear relationship with incorporated entrepreneurship. The results are consistent with the absence of adult sibling peer effects in entrepreneurship and confirm the role of families in generating sibling similarities, not differences. The importance of family background for entrepreneurship is therefore only marginally understated, and accounting for within-family differences increases previously estimated sibling correlations by little.


Contact Person: Laura Rosendahl Huber, Ph.D.

Seminar  |  09/04/2018  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Incorporation Decisions and Job Creation in New Firms

12.00 - 1.30 p.m., Susanne Prantl (University of Cologne)

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


In this paper, we study the influences on incorporation decisions and job creation in new firms that follow from the law-induced costs associated with entry as incorporated firm. To identify these influences empirically, we exploit a natural experiment in regulation that accompanied the German reunification shock and take potentially endogenous choices of the legal form of organization into account. We show that an increase in the costs of incorporated entry reduces the emergence of incorporated firms in a population of new firms and expands the gap in average initial job creation between incorporated and unincorporated entrants. The latter result is particularly driven by reduced mass in the intermediate range of the entry size distribution among incorporated entrants compared to the one among unincorporated entrants. Our empirical findings are in line with predictions derived from a theoretical model in which legal form-specific entry size distributions result from the profit expectations of entrepreneurs who observe their entrepreneurial type after entry.


Contact Person: Laura Rosendahl Huber, Ph.D.

Conference  |  07/20/2018  |  09:00 AM

6th Crowdinvesting Symposium "Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings"

9:00 a.m., Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Room E10

On Friday, 20 July 2018, the 6th Crowdinvesting Symposium „Blockchain and Initial Coin Offerings“ takes place at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. The annual event was initiated by Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn, Humboldt University Berlin, and Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf, University of Bremen. It was first organized in February 2013 at the Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich.


Since April 2016, Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf is Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition within the scope of the research project "Crowdinvesting in Germany, England and the USA: Regulatory Perspectives and Welfare Implications of a New Financing Scheme" which is funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).


The symposium offers academics and practitioners a platform to exchange ideas about the latest developments in this field as well as for networking. Moreover, it is a forum for the information of legislators on the European and national level on a scientific basis and with regard to new legislative proposals or legal reform projects. For this purposes, each year a priority topic is defined which covers current issues of crowdinvesting from an economic and legal perspective. The findings of the symposia are published in high-ranking scientific journals.


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Seminar  |  07/18/2018  |  12:00 PM

Brown Bag Seminar: Digital Markets, Mobile Payments Systems and Development – Competition Policy Implications in Developing Countries in Light of the EU Experience

12:00 - 01:30 p.m., Jörg Hoffmann and Francisco Beneke (joint work with Mor Bakhoum) - on invitation

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


Abstract:

The digitization of economic activity has important socio-economic development implications and at the same time creates challenges for antitrust analysis. These implications and challenges have been met differently in jurisdictions around the world.  We analyze the different experiences in the EU and developing countries, focusing on mobile payments. We find that this market exhibits special characteristics that need to be taken into account in the analysis of competition conditions. First, it is enabled by mobile telecommunications infrastructure and is offered by network operators, which causes competition in both markets to be closely linked. Second, there is still regulatory arbitrage which potentially favors mobile payments. Third, there are factors, such as the lack of interoperability and geographical reach, that make network effects in this industry different from those present in other platforms. Fourth, since mobile payments in developing countries serve a niche—the population underserved by mainstream banking—the definition of the relevant market is not straightforward. We propose the criteria to be applied when making such definition. Finally, since mobile payments have associated financial services, there is an interaction between competition and financial stability that needs to be considered.


Note: This seminar will be of interdisciplinary character and follow a novel format – following a 30min introductory presentation by Jörg and Paco, we will focus on the economic aspects of the project during the discussion.


Contact: Zhaoxin Pu

Seminar  |  07/17/2018  |  06:00 PM

Institute Seminar: Legal concept and protection of the commercial idea in the open market for ideas

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Maria Alejandra Echavarría-Arcila (on invitation)

Moderation: Dr. Natale Rampazzo