Mannheim Competition Policy Forum (MCPF)

The last couple of years have seen a remarkable increase in the application of economic insights to competition problems. In order to further promote and refine this development, practitioners need to understand how microeconomics can help to shed light on particular aspects of competition problems. At the same time, academics benefit from a better understanding of real-world challenges and institutional details.

The forum aims at providing a platform for the discussion of recent cases, general competition policy issues, and relevant academic research in the field. Renowned practitioners and academics will be invited to present their views on cases and general policy questions, followed by a discussion of the economic implications with the audience.

Starting from the autumn semester 2017, the MCPF is an official part of two master's programmes at the University of Mannheim. Participation is compulsory for economics students in the competition and regulation track and for law students in the master on competition and regulation law.


The series typically takes place on about six Thursdays during term. Presentations start at 5.15 p.m. and last for up to one hour including questions. Afterwards, most participants stay for further informal discussions. Presenters, dates, locations and topics are provided in the schedule below.

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17 February 2022

24 February 2022
Andrew Sweeting (University of Maryland and former Chief Economist of the Federal Trade Commission)

3 March 2022
Patricia Sakowski (Brazilian Competition Authority CADE)

10 March 2022

24 March 2022
MaCCI Annual Keynote Lecture at ZEW

7 April 2022

28 April 2022
(in person)

5 May 2022
Oliver Latham (CRA)

12 May 2022
(in person)

2 June 2022
(in person)