As of January 1, 2019, I am head of the junior research group Competition and Regulation at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany

University of Mannheim
Department of Economics

L7, 3-5
68161 Mannheim

Phone: +1 (617) 651-0756 (U.S. cell) | +49 1522 3481168 (German cell)
E-Mail: ganglmair@uni-mannheim.de
Follow me on Twitter @ganglmair

Download CV (September 2, 2018)


New paper "Learning When to Quit: An Empirical Model of Experimentation" (with Tim Simcoe and Emanuele Tarantino) available as NBER Working Paper (Download).

Revision of paper "Expectations of Reciprocity and Feedback when Competitors Share Information: Experimental Evidence" (with Alex Holcomb and Noah Myung) now available as CRC TR 224 Discussion Paper (Download). [Aug 22, 2018]

New draft of paper "The Effect of Patent Litigation Insurance: Theory and Evidence from NPEs" (with Christian Helmers and Brian Love) now available at SSRN for download. [November 5, 2018]

See EVENTS for more upcoming conferences and seminars.

Current Affiliations and Appointments

Head, Research Group Competition and Regulation
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) (as of January 1, 2019)

Research Associate/Member
    CRC TR 224, University of Mannheim, Department of Economics (July 2018 to present)

Research Associate
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) (August to December 2018)

Associate Editor
    Economic Inquiry (2014 to present)


PhD (Economics)
    University of Zurich (Switzerland), 2011

M.A. (Economics, Diplom)
    University of Linz (Austria), 2004


My research interests lie in contract theory and industrial organization with applications in innovation economics, corporate finance, law and economics (contract law, antitrust, intellectual property), and strategy.

I have published in the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Industrial Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

For more on my research interests and output, including a list of current projects, see the Research tab.

Teaching Experience

Business Economics (MSc): Spring 2011|2013|2014|2018, Fall 2011|2015

Business Economics (Professional MBA): Spring 2015|2016

Theory of Industrial Organization (PhD): Spring 2012|2013|2014, Fall 2015|2017

Innovation Economics (PhD): Spring 2017

Information Economics and Game Theory (UG): Spring 2017

Regulation and Antitrust (MA/MSc): Summer 2015|2017

Special Topics in Finance: Corporate Finance and IO (PhD): Summer 2013