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. MaCCI strengthens the exchange between researchers of law and economics and, thus, gives impetus in terms of competition policy, regulation, and innovation.

Please visit our YouTube channel to watch the recordings of some of our past events.




New Research on Self-Preferencing by Platforms Presented at a MaCCI/EPoS Seminar

On 25 April, Chiara Farronato (Harvard Business School) presented new empirical work documenting that Amazon engages in self-preferencing on its marketplace by systematically favoring its own brands in search results.

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Workshop on Competition and Corporate Law

On 27 and 28 March 2023, MaCCI, in cooperation with Lund University and the University of Strasbourg, hosted a workshop at ZEW on the relationship between competition law and corporate law.

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New Research on Price Competition and Consumers’ Perception of Product Differentiation Presented at a MaCCI/EPoS Seminar

On April 18, Gary Biglaiser (University of Northern Carolina) presented new theoretical work on the interplay between price competition and consumers' perception of product differentiation, with applications to the optimal choice of business model by a dominant platform.

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Twelfth MaCCI Annual Conference with a Focus on Antitrust and Digital Platforms

MaCCI hosted its twelfth annual conference on 23–24 March 2023 at ZEW Mannheim. This year’s conference programme consisted of approximately 80 presentations in parallel sessions, two keynote speeches, and a panel discussion. With over 120 participants, this was the largest in-person MaCCI Annual…

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MaCCI Member Joins the Board of the Journal of Industrial Economics as Associate Editor

MaCCI member Nicolas Schutz has become associate editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics.

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MaCCI Member Lei Li Appointed as CESifo Research Fellow

Our MaCCI member Lei Li has been appointed CESifo Research Fellow in the Global Economy Area.

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MaCCI Board Member Bernhard Ganglmair on Expert Panel at FRC

MaCCI board member Bernhard Ganglmair participated in a panel discussion at the Financial Reporting Council, UK's regulator of auditors, accountants, and actuaries. The panel was part of the Workshop on Competition and Innovation in the UK Audit Market, organised by the Centre of Competition Policy…

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