314 events found.

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  |  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  |  10/30/2019  |  12:00 pm

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Susanne Beck (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)

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

More information coming soon.

Seminar  |  10/23/2019  |  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

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Marco van der Leij (University of Amsterdam)

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

More information coming soon.

Seminar  |  09/18/2019  |  12:00 pm

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Mercedes Delgado (MIT)

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

More information coming soon.

Seminar  |  09/11/2019  |  12:00 pm

Preview: Brown Bag Seminar with Martin Watzinger (LMU Munich)

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

More information coming soon.

Seminar  |  07/24/2019  |  12:00 pm

Brown Bag Seminar: Persecution and Escape: The Fate of Skilled Jews in Nazi Germany

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Volker Lindenthal (LMU Munich)

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


Contact person: Michael Rose, Ph.D.

Seminar  |  07/18/2019  |  12:00 pm

Brown Bag Seminar: Leaning in or Not Leaning Out? Opt-out Choice Framing Attenuates Gender Differences in the Decision to Compete

12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Nicola Lacetera (University of Toronto)

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


In most organizations, promotions often requires self-nomination and entry into competition. However, research on gender differences in self-promotion and preference for competition suggests that this “opt-in” process might result in fewer women choosing to compete. We study whether changing promotion schemes from a default where applicants must opt in (i.e., self-nominate) to a default where applicants must opt out (i.e., those who pass a qualification threshold are automatically considered for promotion, but can choose not to be considered) will attenuate gender differences. In our first experiment, although women are less likely than men to choose competitive environments under the traditional opt-in framing, there is no gender difference when the choice to compete is described using opt-out framing. The increase in participation of women into competition is not associated with negative consequences for performance or well-being. Further, in our second experiment we show that opt-out framing does not entail penalties from evaluators making decisions about whom to hire. These results suggest that organizations could make use of “opt-out” promotion schemes as a behavioral intervention to reduce the gender gap in promotion rates and ascension to leadership positions. More generally, our study provides additional support to the promise of choice architecture to reduce disparities in organizations.


Contact person: Dr. Marina Chugunova