Munich Summer Institute 2021: Program

Due to Covid-19, the Munich Summer Institute 2021 will be held online on Gathertown. Registered participants will receive information on how to access the Munich Summer Institute 2021 via email.

Monday to Wednesday, June 7-9, 2021

Munich time (CEST) New York time (EDT) Singapore time (SGT) Session
14:45 – 15:00 08:45am – 09:00am 20:45 – 21:00 Technical Introduction
15:00 – 15:45 09:00am – 09:45am 21:00 – 21:45 Keynote
15:45 – 16:15 09:45am – 10:15am 21:45 – 22:15 Plenary Presentation
16:15 – 16:30 10:15am – 10:30am 22:15 – 22:30 Break
16:30 – 17:00 10:30am – 11:00am 22:30 – 23:00 Plenary Presentation
17:00 – 17:45 11:00am – 11:45am 23:00 – 23:45 Poster Slam
17:45 – 18:15 11:45am – 12:15pm 23:45 – 00:15 Poster Session
18:15 – 18:45 12:15pm – 12:45pm 00:15 – 00:45 Plenary Presentation
18:45 – 19:15 12:45pm –  1:15pm 00:45 – 01:15 Plenary Presentation

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday

Program Monday, June 7:
Digitization, Strategy and Organization

14:45 – 15:00

Technical Introduction

15:00 – 15:45

Keynote 1: Competition Policy in the Digital Age
Pierre Regibeau, Chief Economist, Directorate General Competition, European Commission

15:45 – 16:15

Plenary Presentation 1: Playlisting Favorites: Measuring Platform Bias in the Music Industry
Luis Aguiar, University of Zurich
Co-authors: Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota; Sarah Waldfogel; University of Wisconsin-Madison
Discussant: Tim Meyer, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich

16:15 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:00

Plenary Presentation 2: Platform Design and Innovation Incentives: Evidence from the Product Ratings System on Apple’s App Store
Benjamin Leyden, Cornell University
Discussant: Jörg Claussen, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich & Copenhagen Business School

17:00 – 17:45

Poster Slam

AI Adoption and Firm Performance: Management versus IT
Liudmila Alekseeva, IESE Business School
Co-authors: Mireia Gine, University of Navarra & Wharton WRDS; Sampsa Samila; IESE Business School; Bledi Taska; New York University

Influencer Cartels
Marit Hinnosaar, University of Nottingham, Collegio Carlo Alberto
Co-author: Toomas Hinnosaar, University of Nottingham

The Value of Technology Releases in the Mobile App Ecosystem
Jin-Hyuk Kim, University of Colorado at Boulder
Co-authors: Yidan Sun, Illinois Institute of Technology; Liad Wagman, Illinois Institute of Technology

The Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Online Tracking
Karlo Lukic, Goethe University Frankfurt
Co-authors: Klaus Miller, Goethe University Frankfurt; Bernd Skiera, University of Frankfurt

Digital Highways and Firm Turnover
Lorien Sabatino, Polytechnic University of Turin

Incentivizing Data Donations and the Adoption of COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Apps: A Randomized Controlled Online Experiment
Victoria Fast, University of Passau
Co-author: Daniel Schnurr, University of Passau

The Impact of Digital Book Readers on Print Sales: Analysis using Genre Exposure Heterogeneity
Siddhartha Sharma, Indiana University

What’s the Inside Scoop? Challenges in the Supply and Demand for Information about Job Attributes
Jason Sockin, University of Pennsylvania

Cybersecurity Hiring in Response to Data Breaches
Sebastian Steffen, MIT Sloan
Co-authors: Sarah Bana; Stanford University; Erik Brynjolfsson, Stanford University; Wang Jin, MIT; Xiupeng Wang, MIT

Only a “Longish” Tail
Michael Ward, University of Texas at Arlington
Co-authors: Stan J. Liebowitz; University of Texas – Dallas; Alejandro Zentner, University of Texas at Dallas

Artificial Intelligence’s New Clothes? From General Purpose Technology to Large Technical System
Simone Vannuccini, University of Sussex
Co-author: Ekaterina Prytkova, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

17:45 – 18:15

Poster Session

18:15 – 18:45

Plenary Presentation 3: Does Gender Matter? The Effect of Management Responses on Reviewing Behavior
Isamar Troncoso, University of Southern California
Discussant: Dainis Zegners, Rotterdem School of Management

18:45 – 19:15

Plenary Presentation 4: Harder, Better, Faster, Longer: How Rivalry Drives Performance and Participation in Knowledge Work
Tom Grad, Copenhagen Business School
Co-authors: Christoph Riedl, Northeastern University; Gavin Kilduff, New York University
Discussant: Joy Wu, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich

 

Program Tuesday, June 8:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship

14:45 – 15:00

Technical Introduction

15:00 – 15:45

Keynote 2: Public Funding for Risky Research
Reinhilde Veugelers, KU Leuven

15:45 – 16:15

Plenary Presentation 5: Lost Marie Curies: Family, Education, and the Probability of Becoming Inventors
Karin Hoisl, University of Mannheim
Co-authors: HC Konsted, Copenhagen Business School; Myriam Mariani, Bocconi University
Discussant: Henry Sauermann, ESMT Berlin

16:15 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:00

Plenary Presentation 6: Did Western CEO Incentives Contribute to China’s Technological Rise?
Jean-Marie Meier, University of Texas at Dallas
Co-author: Bo Bian, University of British Columbia
Discussant: David Heller, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

17:00 – 17:45

Poster Slam

Financing Early Stage Startups: The Effect of Angel Investor Subsidies
Marius Berger, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
Co-author: Sandra Gottschalk, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Air Pollution and Innovation
Felix Bracht, KU Leuven
Co-Author: Dennis Verhoeven, KU Leuven

New Medicines for Serious Diseases: the Case of the FDA’s Breakthrough Designation
Manuel Hermosilla, John Hopkins University

Regulatory Incentives for Innovation: the FDA’s Breakthrough Therapy Designation
Jennifer Kao, UCLA Anderson
Co-authors: Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University; Ariel Stern, Harvard Business School

Does Green Public Procurement Trigger Environmental Innovations?
Bastian Krieger, ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
Co-author: Vera Zipperer, German Federal Ministry of Finance

Local Human Capital and Firm Creation. Evidence from the Massification of Higher Education in France
Elio Nimier-David, CREST (ENSAE-Ecole Polytechnique)

Competition and Innovation: The Breakup of IG Farben
Felix Poege, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

The Real Effects of Financial Markets on Scientific Disclosure: Evidence from a Quasi-natural Experiment
Markus Simeth, Copenhagen Business School
Co-authors: Stefano Baruffaldi, University of Bath; David Wehrheim, IESE Business School

Rational Industrial Policy: Standing on the Shoulders of Giant Gnomes?
Dennis Verhoeven, Bocconi, KU Leuven, LSE
Co-authors: Charlotte Guillard, UCL; Ralf Martin, Imperial College; Pierre Mohnen, Maastricht University; Catherine Thomas, London School of Economics

Investor-Entrepreneur Gender Effects in New Venture Screening
Terwase Viashima, IESE Business School

Inventor Commingling and Innovation in Technology Startup Mergers & Acquisitions
Qingqing Chen, University of Pennsylvania
Co-authors: David Hsu, University of Pennsylvania; David Zvilichovsky, Tel Aviv University

17:45 – 18:15

Poster Session

18:15 – 18:45

Plenary Presentation 7: Herding in the Market for Startup Acquisitions
Annamaria Conti, University of Lausanne
Co-authors: Jorge Guzman, Columbia University; Ron Rabi, University of Lausanne
Discussant: Thomas Astebro, HEC Paris

18:45 – 19:15

Plenary Presentation 8: Government IT Procurement Policy and Private Firm Behavior: Evidence from a French Open Source Software Policy
Frank Nagle, Harvard University
Discussant: Dietmar Harhoff, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

 

Program Wednesday, June 9:
Law & Economics of Intellectual Property, Innovation & Digitization 

14:45 – 15:00

Technical Introduction

15:00 – 15:45

Keynote 3: The Role of Consumer Uncertainty in Trademark Law: An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation
Christopher Sprigman, New York University School of Law

15:45 – 16:15

Plenary Presentation 9: Patent Enforcement and Innovation
Marek Giebel, Copenhagen Business School
Discussant: Mike Schuster, University of Georgia

16:15 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:00

Plenary Presentation 10: Patents on General Purpose Technologies: Evidence from the Diffusion of the Transistor
Markus Nagler, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Co-authors: Monika Schnitzer & Martin Watzinger, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich
Discussant: Katrin Hussinger, University of Luxembourg

17:00 – 17:45

Poster Slam

Batman Forever? The Economics of Overlapping Rights
Alex Cuntz, World Intellectual Property Organization
Co-author: Franziska Kaiser, World Intellectual Property Organization

Strategic Patenting: Evidence from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Yun Hou, National University of Singapore

The Meaning of Large and Unjustified Reverse Payment under the Actavis
Thomas Lu, National Sun Yat-sen University

The Economic Effects of Mobile Internet Access – Evidence from Roam-Like-at-Home
Martin Quinn, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Co-authors: Miguel Godinho de Matos, Universidade Católica Portuguesa; Christian Peukert, HEC Lausanne

Litigation versus Spillovers
Heesang Ryu, ESSEC

An Empirical Analysis of Patent Citations and Applicant Strategy
Mike Schuster, University of Georgia
Co-author: Kristen Valentine, University of Georgia

Adherence to Intellectual Property Rights Treaties/Conventions and FDI in Emerging Economies: Evidence from OECD Outward FDI
Mumtaz Shah, University of Peshawar

How Does Patent Litigation by Patent Assertion Entities Impact Invention Activity
Zhe Xue, Cornell University
Co-author: Aija Leiponen, Cornell University

Fragmented Ownership Rights, Patent Litigation and Innovation Spillovers
Yabo Zhao, University of Texas at Dallas
Co-authors: Julian Atanassov, University of Nebraska; Vikram Nanda, University of Texas at Dallas

17:45 – 18:15

Poster Session

18:15 – 18:45

Plenary Presentation 11: Patenting Inventions or Inventing Patents? Strategic Use of Continuations at the USPTO
Cesare Righi, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Co-author: Timothy Simcoe, Boston University
Discussant: Martin Watzinger, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich

18:45 – 19:15

Plenary Presentation 12: How Innovating Firms Manage Knowledge Leakage: A Natural Experiment on the Threat of Worker Departure
Hyo Kang, University of Southern California
Co-author: Wyatt Lee, University of Toronto
Discussant: Stefan Bechtold, ETH Zurich