Bernhard Ganglmair (he/his)

Associate Professor of Economics
Professor (W2) of Economics - Innovation and Competition
University of Mannheim

Head, Junior Research Group "Competition and Innovation"
ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research Mannheim Mastodon CV

I am an applied economist in Mannheim, Germany, holding joint appointments at the University of Mannheim, Department of Economics and the ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research. I am also a member of the board of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI), a member of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center Transregio 224 - EPoS, and a member of the steering group of the Competition Law and Economics European Network (CLEEN).
My research interests lie in industrial organization with applications in innovation economics, corporate finance, law and economics (contract law, antitrust, intellectual property), and public economics. 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, among others.
For more on my research interests and output, including a list of current projects, see the Research tab.
If you are interested in what we are doing in my research group Competition and Innovation at the ZEW Mannheim, check out our group website.

Mar 7, 2024 I am humbled and honored to have been inducted into the Standing Committee for Industrial Economics of the Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association).
Jan 19, 2024 This year's MaCCI IO Day will take place on May 24, 2024. The Day is a one-day workshop for economists at the University of Mannheim and the ZEW Mannheim to present and discuss their research in industrial organization. If you happen to be in town, reach out!
Jan 14, 2024 We have finalized the program for the 3rd DISS Workshop. Find it here. Zoom registration is also open (registration link). For updates, see the workshop website at Sign up to receive information about future workshops.
Jan 2, 2024 The local newspaper in Mannheim (Mannheimer Morgen) covers my paper "Representation is Not Sufficient for Selecting Gender Diversity." Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall (Mannheim Morgen article). Contact me for a copy. Find the full paper here.
Aug 26, 2023 My conference and seminar schedule for fall and winter 2023 is filling up. Check it out here.
Jan 29, 2023 We have finalized the program for the DISS Workshop. Find it here. Zoom registration is also open (registration link).
Sept 28, 2022 Next year's CLEEN Conference will be in Mannheim! On May 25-26, 2023. See you there!
Aug 23, 2022 Submit your paper to the Disclosure, Information Sharing, and Secrecy (DISS) Workshop here. If you have problems with the Google form, send me your submission in an email. Deadline is November 30, 2022. We are looking for theoretical and empirical contributions studying the disclosure (or non-disclosure) of information. Ed deHaan (Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, Seattle) and Deepak Hegde (Stern School of Business and New York University) have agreed to deliver keynotes lectures.
July 25, 2022 Tim Martens (Bocconi University) and I are organizing a two-day workshop on Disclosure, Information Sharing, and Secrecy (DISS) on February 27 and 28, 2023. A call for papers is going out soon. Deadline for submissions will be end of 2022. Stay tuned!
Jul 5, 2022 I am extremely looking forward to my research visit at the University of Passau in July 2022. Thanks to Carolin Häussler for the hospitality.
June 26, 2022 I am organizing the 2023 conference of Competition Law and Economics European Network (CLEEN) in Mannheim. We'll open the conference to Ph.D. students and post-docs from non-member institutions. Stay tuned for date (Spring 2023) and a call for papers.
Mar 31, 2022 Our patent claim data (joint project with W. Keith Robinson and Michael Seeligson) is finally online and available on Zenodo. The current release is 3.3.0. We are planning a minor update with some additional variables and bug fixes later this spring/early summer. Stay tuned! For a detailed description of our data construction and a summary of the data (``The Rise of Process Claims: Evidence from a Century of U.S. Patents") see our paper on SSRN. Here is a summary of our main findings.
Jan 13, 2022 I will be moderating a panel on economics and management issues related to secrecy at the upcoming Online Symposium "Trade Secrets for Scholars and Practitioners," February 24 and 25, 2022. More information on the symposium website.
Jan 12, 2022 I am excited to be joining the International Journal of Industrial Organization as associate editor.
Nov 25, 2021 Our work on the role of organizational culture in achieving gender diversity is featured at the upcoming Workshop on Analyzing IETF Data (AID) (November 29) in its Community and Diversity session.
Nov 16, 2021 Excited to be presenting at the European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society, December 13-15, 2021. Program.
Oct 25, 2021 I will be at the NBER's Innovation Information Initiative meeting on December 3 and 4, 2021, presenting the patent-claim analysis project (patccat). Program.
Oct 17, 2021 Happy and honored to see one of my projects among eight funded by the Women & Science Chair at Université Paris Dauphine - PSL. Alessandra Allocca (LMU Munich), Nicola Persico (Northwestern), Tim Simcoe (Boston University), Emanuele Tarantino (LUISS Rome) and I will be studying gender role models in technology standardization. For more information on this year's funded projects, see here.
Sept 30, 2021 I am looking forward to my virtual visit at the Centre of Competition Policy at the University of East Anglia on November 5, 2021. I will be presenting new work (more to come soon)!
Sept 10, 2021 Online Panel Discussion on the Yale Tobin Center's recent study Consumer Protection for Online Markets and Large Digital Platforms with study co-authors Monika Schnitzer, Paul Heidhues, and State Secretary Christian Kastrop (BMJV) on September 20, 2021. I am adding a short discussion of the study and will present the main results of our own study Verbraucherpreisaufschläge in Deutschland. Contact me for Webex login information. Here my slides (Sept 20, 2021)
Sept 2, 2021 I am presenting at this year's EPIP Conference (Online Session IV-OA on Thursday, September 9). Registration for online participation is still open. Check out the program.
Apr 30, 2021 I am organizing a workshop on Secrecy and Disclosure in Innovation as part of the Mannheim Virtual IO Seminar Series. Workshop takes place on June 16 and 17, 2021 on Zoom (1:30 - 5:00 p.m.). Exciting PROGRAM with papers on trade secrets, patents, and disclosure in science. Register HERE.
Apr 2, 2021 New NBER working paper: "Representation is not Sufficient for Gender Diversity." Download HERE.

Erdős Number: 4 (P. Erdős → L. Babai → M. Adams → S. Tschantz → B. Ganglmair)

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