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

17/18 December 2020, Munich

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 the RISE3 Workshop is Rosemarie Ziedonis (Boston University & NBER).

Call for Papers

The RISE3 workshop focuses on research in the areas:

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

The RISE3 Workshop will feature a keynote lecture by Rosemarie Ziedonis (Boston University & NBER) 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.

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 30 August 2020 to rise_workshop(at)ip.mpg.de.

Acceptance notifications will be announced by the end of September 2020 and the workshop registration will be open until 15 October 2020. 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 1 December 2020.

Travel Grants
A limited number of travel grants will be offered for researchers who do not receive financial conference assistance from their home institution. The travel grant amounts to maximum 300 Euro (within EU) and 800 Euro (outside EU).

Please indicate in your application whether the participation is contingent on receiving a travel grant.

There is no workshop fee. Meals during the workshop as well as the workshop dinner are included.

COVID-19 Pandemic

Given the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will hold the workshop in an online format.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce as our keynote speaker:
Rosemarie Ziedonis (Boston University & NBER)

Rosemarie Ziedonis is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Boston University and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Her research examines the value and strategic use of intellectual property, and broader aspects of innovation policy and management. Findings from her studies have been published in a wide range of journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Organization Science, Management Science, the Rand Journal of Economics, Research Policy, Science and the Strategic Management Journal.

Personal Website: https://www.bu.edu/questrom/profile/rosemarie-ziedonis


The program for the RISE3 Workshop can be found here.

Past Programs

Programs for past workshops can be found here:

Program RISE2 2019

Program RISE 2018


Given the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will hold the workshop in an online format.


Please direct any questions concerning the RISE3 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 1 December 2020.

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