Munich Summer Institute 2021

Conference dates

07 Jun 2021 - 09 Jun 2021




From June 7 to 9, 2021, the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich, the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management at TUM, the Chair for Economics of Innovation at TUM, the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition will jointly organize the fifth

Munich Summer Institute 2021 (online)

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Munich Summer Institute 2021 will be held online via Zoom from 3:00pm to 7:00pm Munich time (CEST) over three days from June 7 to 9, 2021.

The Summer Institute will focus on three areas:
* Digitization, Strategy and Organization (chairs: Jörg Claussen and Tobias Kretschmer),
* Innovation and Entrepreneurship (chairs: Dietmar Harhoff, Joachim Henkel and Hanna Hottenrott),
* Law & Economics of Intellectual Property, Innovation & Digitization (chair: Stefan Bechtold)

The goal of the Munich Summer Institute is to stimulate a rigorous in-depth discussion of a select number of research papers and to strengthen the interdisciplinary international research community in these areas. Researchers in economics, law, management and related fields at all stages of their career (from Ph.D. students to full professors) may attend the Munich Summer Institute as presenters in a plenary or a poster session, as discussants or as attendants. The Munich Summer Institute will feature three keynote lectures, 12 plenary presentations and a daily poster session (including a poster slam). The Munich Summer Institute focuses on quantitative empirical research. Participation in the Munich Summer Institute is by invitation only.

Keynote speakers:
* Pierre Regibeau (European Commission)
* Christopher Sprigman (NYU)
* Reinhilde Veugelers (KU Leuven)

Paper submission procedure
Researchers who would like to present a paper are invited to submit their paper online until March 15, 2021, at The Munich Summer Institute only considers papers which have not been published or accepted for publication at the date of submission. Paper selections will be announced in late April 2021. The program of the Munich Summer Institute will be available in early May 2021. Final papers will be made available to conference participants on a public website, and are due on May 15, 2021. Researchers who would like to attend the Munich Summer Institute without giving a presentation should contact one of the organizers by May 15, 2021.

Further information
More information is available at Any questions concerning the Munich Summer Institute should be directed to Stefan Bechtold (, Jörg Claussen (, Dietmar Harhoff (, Joachim Henkel (, Hanna Hottenrott (, or Tobias Kretschmer (

Additional Information

The call for papers is also online at