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The Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) is a research association of ZEW and the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Mannheim. It receives funding from the State of Baden-Württemberg and the Leibniz Association. MaCCI strengthens the exchange between researchers of law and economics and, thus, gives impetus in terms of competition policy, regulation, and innovation.

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June 2016: MaCCI Summer Institute

In its 2016 edition the MaCCI Summer Institute provided opportunities for MaCCI researchers and international scholars to interact on various competition policy issues. These included business practices such as exclusive dealing, non-linear pricing, and minimum advertised price, competition in two-sided markets, and competition policy regarding patent pools.

Programme

June 2016: MaCCI Senior Member Thomas Fetzer Provides Expert Opinion in German Parliament

On June 8, 2016, the transport board of the German Bundestag discussed a proposed new law that intends to facilitate the expansion of digital high-speed networks in Germany. As MaCCI conducted extensive research on the subject, Professor Thomas Fetzer was asked to provide an expert opinion and thus help policymakers to implement effective new provisions. The public hearing took place at the seat of the German parliament in Berlin.

More information (in German)

June 2016: 3rd International Conference on the Dynamics of Entrepreneurship

On June 6 and 7, the third International Conference on the Dynamics of Entrepreneurship took place at ZEW. About 90 participants enjoyed 39 paper presentations, one panel discussion and four keynote speeches. The two-day conference was the most important MaCCI event for our researchers in the field of innovation.

Conference Website

June 2016: 14th ICT Conference

On June 3 and 4, 2016, ZEW hold its 14th Conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies. As in the previous years, the objective of the conference is to discuss recent scientific contributions to the economics of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the economics of ICT industries. The conference is supported by MaCCI.

The programme is now available. It features keynote speeches by Christopher Forman (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Joshua S. Gans (University of Toronto) as well as 37 presentations in parallel sessions.