Seminar  |  07/06/2022 | 03:00 PM  –  04:15 PM

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar: Why Are Connections to Editorial Board Members of Economics Journals Valuable?

Lorenzo Ductor (Universidad de Granada)


Hybrid (E10/online) (on invitation)

Using novel and large-scale data, we reassess two claims on the effect of a connection to the editorial board of an economics journal and propose a new mechanism. Rather than editors helping departmental colleagues, the connection is particularly beneficial for the joining board members themselves; the impact on departmental colleagues who are not coauthors of the editor is comparatively small. Rather than a marked increase in quality thanks to connections, we find no such increase, if any, there is evidence of favouritism among journals with little editorial board rotation.


Contact: Michael E. Rose

Seminar  |  07/13/2022 | 02:00 PM  –  04:00 PM

TIME Colloquium

Lucia Baur (TUM), David Heller (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition) (on invitation)


Hybrid (LMU/online)

Seminar  |  09/14/2022 | 03:00 PM  –  04:15 PM

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar: The Big Reveal – Human Capital Shortage and Firm-level Publications Strategy in Artificial Intelligence Research

Nur Ahmad (MIT)

Different kinds of literature have suggested inconsistent answers to motivations behind a firm’s publications strategy, which, unlike patents, does not afford property rights but rather increases the chances of expropriation. A key unanswered question in the literature is: do firms use publications as an instrument to recruit scientists?  Drawing on the innovation literature, I argue that when a labor market shortage affords scientists higher bargaining power, firms tend to disclose more internal R&D via publications. To test this hypothesis, I use a novel dataset of 200 million job posts and 1.7 million firm-level publications. For identification strategy, I exploit the unanticipated rise of deep learning in AI, which resulted in a shortage of AI talents, and thus, increased scientists’ bargaining power. I demonstrate how human capital bargaining power increases firm-level R&D disclosure. This relationship is particularly salient when firms need highly trained scientists (e.g., PhD holders). Further, I document that AI job posts increase the number of AI publications, but only in the same fields of increased demands. Finally, using a novel methodology, I document that labor shortage did not increase the number of patent-paper pairs or simultaneous disclosure of the same research projects in both patents and papers.


Contact: Michael E. Rose

Seminar  |  10/06/2022, 02:00 PM  –  10/07/2022, 06:00 PM

Florence Seminar on Standard-Essential Patents

In cooperation with the European University Institute - Badia Fiesolana

The Florence Seminar on Standard-Essential Patents aims at stimulating an in-depth discussion of approximately 14-16  selected academic papers focusing on the licensing and litigation of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), with particular emphasis on the societal impact of the research findings.


Call for Papers

Please submit extended abstracts or full papers by 31 May 2022.

Acceptance notifications will be sent by mid-June 2022.

Final paper versions of the selected submissions are due by 18 September 2022.


Further information: Website of EUI

Seminar  |  10/19/2022 | 03:00 PM  –  04:15 PM

Preview: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar with Paul Momtaz

Paul Momtaz (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.)

Abstract will follow soon.


Contact: David Heller

Seminar  |  11/09/2022 | 03:00 PM  –  04:15 PM

Preview: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar with Jeffrey A. Lefstin

Jeffrey A. Lefstin (UC Hastings)

Abstract will follow soon.


Contact: Marina Chugunova

Seminar  |  02/15/2023 | 03:00 PM  –  04:15 PM

Preview: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar with Markus Nagler

Markus Nagler (FAU)

Abstract will follow soon.


Contact: Michael Rose

Seminar  |  05/10/2023 | 03:00 PM  –  04:15 PM

Preview: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Seminar with Reddi Rayalu Kotha

Reddi Rayalu Kotha (Singapore Management University)

Abstract will follow soon.


Contact: Marina Chugunova