Mannheim Virtual IO Seminar

The Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), the ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), and the Collaborative Research Center TR 224 "EPoS" at the University of Bonn and the University of Mannheim are happy to announce the

Mannheim Virtual IO Seminar Series

The papers this spring are related to the broader topic of "Secrecy and Strategic Disclosure" in competition, innovation, and beyond.

The seminars take place Thursdays at 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. CET and are held on Zoom. For registration (to receive reminders, updates, and Zoom meeting ID information via email) please follow the link below.

Seminar presentations are scheduled to last a total of 75 minutes (60 minutes presentations plus 15 minutes Q&A).


  • March 18 - Allen Vong (Yale University) [video]
    "The Crisis of Expertise"

  • March 25 - Jin Yeub Kim (Yonsei University) [video]
    Information Inequality and the Role of Public Information" (with Myungkyu Shim)

  • April 1 - Matthew Mitchell (University of Toronto) [video]
    "The Effects of Influencer Advertising Disclosure Regulations: Evidence from Instagram" (with Daniel Ershov)

  • April 22 - Simon Martin (DICE) [video]
    "Market Transparency and Consumer Search: Evidence from the German Retail Gasoline Market"

  • April 29 - Roland Strausz (HU Berlin) [video]
    Optimal Non-Linear Pricing with Data-Sensitive Consumers" (with Daniel Krähmer)

  • May 6 - Marit Hinnosaar (University of Nottingham)
    Influencer Cartels" (with Toomas Hinnosaar)

  • May 13 - Nima Haghpanah (Penn State University) [video]
    A Cooperative Theory of Market Segmentation by Consumers" (with Ron Siegel)

  • May 20 - Heski Bar-Isaac (University of Toronto)
    "Outplacement as Endogenous Adverse Selection" (with Ian Jewitt and Clare Leaver)

  • May 27 - Song Lin (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) [video]
    Information Design on Retail Platforms" (with T. Tony Ke and Michelle Lu)

  • June 3 - Johannes Johnen (CORE/LIDAM, UC Louvain) [video]
    "Deceptive Features on Platforms" (with Robert Somogyi)

  • June 16 and 17 - Workshop Secrecy and Disclosure in Innovation

    David T. Angenendt (University of Cambridge): "Trade Secrets and Exclusive Contracts in the Automotive Industry"
    Matteo Escude (LUISS University): "Slow Persuasion"
    Stephen Glaeser (UNC Chapel Hill):
    "The Effect of Patent Disclosure Quality on Innovation"
    Aldona Kapacinskaite (London Business School): "Keeping Invention Confidential: The Role of Strengthened Legal Protections in the Use of Trade Secrets"
    Raphael Levy (HEC Paris): "Negative Results in Science: Blessing or (Winners') Curse?"
    Nicola Searle (Goldsmiths, University of London): "Schrödinger's IP: Disputed Trade Secrets and Their Patents"
    Markus Simeth (Copenhagen Business School): "The Real Effects of Financial Markets on Scientific Disclosure: Evidence from a Quasi-Natural Experiment"
    Alexandra Zaby (Seeburg Castle University): "Patent Disclosure, Legal Rules, and Cumulative Innovation"


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Please find earlier talks and their videos HERE.


Bernhard Ganglmair (ZEW Mannheim, University of Mannheim)
Eleftheria Triviza (University of Mannheim)

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The Hosting Institutions: MaCCI and the CRC

The Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) is a research association of ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim and the School of Law and Economics at the University of Mannheim. MaCCI strengthens the exchange between researchers of law and economics and, thus, gives impetus in terms of competition policy, regulation, and innovation. Core issues studied by MaCCI members include vertical competition restraints, abuse of market power, merger control, public and private enforcement of competition law, and the economics of digitization and platforms.

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC) TR 224 "EPoS" is a long-term research institution, based at the University of Bonn and the University of Mannheim, and funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). It brings together researchers to work together within a multidisciplinary research program. EPoS addresses three key societal challenges: how to promote equality of opportunity; how to regulate markets in light of the internationalization and digitalization of economic activity; and how to safeguard the stability of the financial system.