Competition is one of the key prerequisites for the performance of the German economy and the European single market. In recent years, many fundamental changes have been introduced within the EU and Germany in terms of the policies governing competition, regulation and innovation. The success of these reforms is not least dependent on the effective collaboration between legal experts and economists. The “Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI)” is a platform which seeks to build bridges between legal and economic research and provide fresh impetus in questions of competition, regulation and innovation policy.
The MaCCI concentrates on conducting research which makes a substantial contribution to modern industrial society, both at the level of economic policy and the individual consumer. This includes the regulation of the telecommunication and energy sectors, competition in health care markets and patent law, but also classic topics of competition law and competition economy – such as vertical restraints, misuse of market power, merger control, and public and private enforcement of competition law.
Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
University of Mannheim