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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.

Upcoming MaCCI Annual Conference 2017

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MaCCI Annual Conference 2017


October 2016: MaCCI Director Thomas Fetzer Joins International Project on Antitrust Law in China, Europe, and the U.S.

International businesses often face a bewildering variety of laws that vary widely from country to country. With fines in the area of antitrust law sometimes approaching or exceeding $1 billion, global companies are calling for more research into what constitutes good antitrust enforcement practices.

To address these challenges, MaCCI has joined a project led by Penn Law’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC), with Penn Law professors Christopher Yoo and Jonathan Klick, and Wharton professor Joseph Harrington to launch a three-year study comparing antitrust law in China, Europe, and the United States. MaCCI director Professor Thomas Fetzer will examine competition law in the EU. Professor Huang Yong, the Director of the Competition Law Centre of the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), and Professor Guobin Cui, Director of the Center for Intellectual Property at the Tsinghua University School of Law, will evaluate Chinese anti-monopoly law.

The first year will focus on whether current administrative enforcement practices satisfy the demands of procedural fairness and the rule of law. Financial support for the project is being provided by Google, Microsoft, and Qualcomm.

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September 2016: Programme for MaCCI Law and Economics Conference Available

MaCCI is pleased to announce the upcoming Law and Economics Conference on “Cartel Damages in Europe: The New Framework after the Directive” on November 10 and 11, 2016, in Mannheim. The conference will provide an international platform for exchange and discussion between academic researchers and practitioners in public authorities, legal counsel, and economic consultancies.

Internationally recognized experts in the fields will address recent developments with regard to the law on cartel damages in the EU. The scheduled topics include:

  • The Impact of the Directive – The Big Picture
  • Quantification of Damages
  • Reconciling Leniency and Cartel Damages Actions
  • Passing-on Defence and Standing of Indirect Purchasers
  • Making Cartel Damages Law in Europe: Between Centralized and Decentralized Rulemaking

We are particularly delighted to announce keynote speeches by Professor Margaret Levenstein (University of Michigan) and Professor Wouter Wils (EU Commission and King's College London).

Download the detailed programme (as PDF, 351 KB)

The MaCCI Law and Economics Conference is organized for the sixth time since the inaugural edition in 2011. It is our ambition to stimulate and disseminate research in the field of competition, regulation, and innovation policy. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from Gleiss Lutz for this year’s annual law and economics conference.

The registration deadline is October 25, 2016. Please register via our XING registration.

August 2016: MaCCI Participates with Large Delegation at EARIE

As every year, the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) held its annual conference in the end of August. This year, it took place in Lisbon (Portugal) from 26-28 August with Nova School of Business and Economics being the host. MaCCI members successfully applied for 15 presentation slots at this important conference. Our speakers were Kai Hüschelrath, Martin Peitz, Michelle Sovinsky, Konrad Stahl (all MaCCI Senior Members), Sven Heim, Ulrich Laitenberger, Kathleen Nosal, Bettina Peters, Dominik Schober, Nicolas Schutz, Chengsi Wang (all MaCCI Junior Members), Johannes Dittrich, Niklas Dürr, Michael Hellwig and Christoph Wolf (all MaCCI Doctoral Students). MaCCI is looking forward to send many of its researchers to the 2017 edition of EARIE in Maastricht as well. MaCCI Senior Member Volker Nocke was elected to be the scientific chair for that year. He is becoming a successor of fellow MaCCI Senior Member Michelle Sovinsky, who had the honor of being the scientific chair in 2015.