ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
Competition and Innovation

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Mobile Phone:  +49 1522 3481168 (German) | +1 (617) 651-0756 (U.S.)
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E-Mail: b.ganglmair@gmail.com
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Download CV (April 15, 2019)


A new draft of the paper "Visibility of Technology and Cumulative Innovation: Evidence from Trade Secrets Laws" (with Imke Reimers) is now available at SSRN for download. We will be presenting it the following upcoming conferences: Munich Summer Institute (June 17-19 in Munich), Society of Organizational and Institutional Economics (June 27-29 in Stockholm), NBER Summer Institute: Innovation Workshop (July 16-17 in Cambridge, MA), and the BU TPRI IP Day (July 22 in Boston, MA). Come see us!  [May 28, 2019]

See EVENTS for more upcoming conferences and seminars.

Current Affiliations and Appointments

Head, Junior Research Group Competition and Innovation
ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Co-opted Member
    CRC TR 224, University of Mannheim, Department of Economics (July 2018 to present)

Member of the Board
Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI)

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

Topics in Competition Economics (MSc): Spring 2019