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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 ZEW Summer Workshop for Young Economists 24-28 July 2017

19th ZEW Summer Workshop for Young Economists - Designing Institutions: Regulation and Markets


June 2017: 15th ICT Conference with Hal Varian and Steve Tadelis

On June 23-24, 2017, the 15th ZEW Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Communication Technologies took place. Being one the earliest ICT conferences still held, the event again attracted a number of high-profile attendees, including keynote speakers Hal Varian (University of California, Berkeley and Chief Economist at Google) and Steve Tadelis (University of California, Berkeley and VP Economist of Amazon Inc.).


June 2017: MaCCI Researchers Active at Summer Workshops

From June 12-16, 2017, the 7th MaCCI Summer Institute on Competition Policy took place in Romrod Castle, Germany. The workshop hosted a small group of leading competition economists and discussed recent advances in the academic literature. MaCCI was represented by eight of its most experienced members.

One week earlier, many of MaCCI’s doctoral students took the opportunity to participate in the Competition Innovation Summer School (CISS) that was held in Orosei, Italy. CISS is organized by the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics, EPFL Lausanne, KU Leuven, University of Luxemburg and ZEW.

Programme MaCCI Summer Institute

CISS Homepage

May 2017: Prof. Dr. Ralf Müller-Terpitz confirmed as KEK expert once again

At their meeting on 16 March 2017, the prime ministers of the States (Länder) confirmed Prof. Dr. Ralf Müller-Terpitz as an expert for the Kommission zur Ermittlung der Konzentration im Medienbereich (KEK) for five more years. Professor Müller-Terpitz is a member of the commission since 2009, inter alia as chairman and deputy chairman.

As a body of the state media authorities in Germany, the KEK has the task to ensure diversity in the media. Therefore, the commission monitors concentration developments within the national TV market and adjacent media-related markets. For a better integration of its media related expertise and due to its close contact to competition law, the federal legislator also envisages a closer cooperation between the KEK and the Federal Cartel Office in its 9th GWB-Amendment that will soon come into force. In the future, the KEK shall also be heard before granting a ministerial approval for mergers in the TV market.

The KEK consists of six independent experts and six directors of the state media authorities. The body of experts comprises professors for media law and media economics, two lawyers and one auditor.

May 2017: Special Issue in Review of Network Economics on the Economics of Energy Markets

The Review of Network Economics together with the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) announces a Call for Papers for a Special Issue on the Economics of Energy Markets.

The special issue will cover a broad range of topics which are fundamental to the energy industry. The non-exhaustive list of topics includes competition and regulation in electricity markets, investment in energy infrastructures, instruments to achieve environmental policy goals, energy demand, energy efficiency, and energy innovation.

The call for papers is linked to the Sixth Mannheim Energy Conference (11–12 May 2017) but is also open to other researchers. The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2017.

Call for Papers