Ninth ZEW/MaCCI Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting
After a two-year COVID break, the 9th Conference on the Economics of Innovation and Patenting took place on 3 and 4 November at ZEW Mannheim. The conference covered a wide range of topics in the economics of innovation, digitalization, firm performance, technology transfer, and intellectual property rights. Over 80 participants attended 51 presentations in contributed sessions over two days. The first keynote presentation on Thursday from Dietmar Harhoff (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition) covered financial market reactions to international patent disclosures. Next, Gaétan de Rassenfosse (EPFL École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) studied how to link products to patents in his keynote presentation. Aija Leiponen (Cornell University) discussed decentralized innovation platforms in the last keynote presentation on Friday.