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Munich Summer Institute 2022



For the very first time after the pandemic, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities opened again the time-honored doors for the Munich Summer Institute (MSI) 2022 from June 08th to June 10th. After two years of countless zoom meetings and no in-person events we were especially excited to welcome again all of our fellow international researchers, arriving from the US, UK or France for instance. A total of 118 attendants experienced three days of interdisciplinary program comprising 17 paper presentations and discussions as well as an overall number of 32 contributions to the poster slams. Additionally, each conference day entailed a keynote speech embedded in the research theme of the respective event day.

On day one, which was organized by our Institute and centered around innovation-related topics on strategy, digitization and platform markets, Keynote speaker Hanna Halaburda (NYU) refreshingly discussed whether bitcoin can help us go green. The day before, selected Ph.D. students already met at ISTO for the MSI’s Ph.D. workshop to present and discuss their current work. , including the . Co-organized by both the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition and the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management of TUM, day two of the conference focused on the subject of entrepreneurship & innovation as well as on regulatory aspects and the financing of innovation. Keynote speeker Nicola Lacetera discussed a scientific approach to trust and social support in the age of AI. Event day three was organized by the Center for Law & Economics of ETH Zurich and offered interesting insights into patent law and copyright-related research in innovation management, including the keynote speech by Melissa Wassermann ("Investing in Ex Ante Regulation: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Patent Examination").

Since its beginning back in 2016, MSI aims to facilitate networking within the research community, therefore fostering the international exchange of ideas and inspiring for new projects. Accordingly, the conference is set up as a joint project organized by the Center for Law & Economics of ETH Zurich (Stefan Bechtold), the Max-Planck-Institute for Innovation and Competition (Dietmar Harhoff), the Chair for Technology and Innovation Management of TUM (Joachim Henkel and Hanna Hottenrott) and the Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization of LMU (Jörg Claussen and Tobias Kretschmer).

We thank all organizing parties involved including our speakers, discussants and attendants for a truly outstanding MSI conference 2022. We look forward to next years’ Munich Summer Institute 2023, which will take place from May 24 to 26, 2023!