Saturday, December 25, 2010

Workshop on Law & Economics and IPR by International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation

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From June 5 to June 7, 2011,  the International Max Planck Research School for Competition
and Innovation  (www.ip.mpg.de/go/ipmrs-ci)  and the Professorship for  Intellectual Property at
ETH Zurich (www.ip.ethz.ch) will jointly organize their
Second Workshop for Junior Researchers
on the Law and Economics
of Intellectual Property and Competition Law.
The workshop will enable a small number of junior researchers from law and from economics to engage in an intensive, rigorous discussion of their own scholarly work. Several senior professors from law and from economics departments in Europe and the United States will provide feedback on the research projects. Commentators include faculty of both hosting institutions as well as Professors Dan L. Burk (University of California at Irvine), Michael Meurer (Boston University), and Timothy Simcoe (Boston University). The workshop will be held in Wildbad Kreuth, a lovely region one hour south of Munich, Germany. The organizers will fund travel and hotel expenses for all invited workshop participants.
Excellent junior  researchers (doctoral students, postdocs, research fellows and assistant professors) from law and from economics are invited to submit  their application online at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ipcomp_2011. After registering a user account, please fill out  the “New submission” form. You must attach an extended abstract or a draft paper (“Upload Paper”, PDF or Word) as well as a curriculum vitae with a list of two references (“Attachment”, PDF or Word) in order to complete the submission. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted; reference letters are not required at the  time of submission. The submission
deadline is February 28, 2011. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by March 21, 2011.
Papers are due for circulation among workshop participants and commentators on May 15, 2011. For junior researchers from economics, research projects should relate to industrial organization, competition, innovation and/or intellectual property and may include formal models as well as empirical or experimental approaches. For junior scholars from law, research projects should relate to intellectual property and/or competition law and must use law and economics as a research methodology. In order to achieve a good international mix of workshop participants, submissions from researchers from outside Europe are particularly encouraged.
The International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation is a joint initiative
by the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law as well as the Department of Economics, the Munich School of Management, and the Faculty of Law of the Ludwig
Maximilians University of Munich. Any questions concerning the workshop should be directed to
Prof. Stefan Bechtold,  sbechtold@ethz.ch, phone: +41-44-632-2670
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