2nd TILEC Conference on "Competition, Standardization, and Innovation"
Call For Papers

18-19 December 2017, Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Vincenzo Denicolo (University of Bologna)
John Golden (University of Texas at Austin)
Petra Moser (New York University)
Katherine Strandburg (New York University)

The goal of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together economists and legal scholars in order to advance our understanding of the relationships between competition, standardization, and innovation, as well as their implications for public policy. It aims at fostering exchange between the two disciplines in this field where complementarities between law and economics are particularly strong. Papers need not display use of both legal science and economics, but speakers will be invited to make their results accessible to a mixed audience. Research of the highest scientific or scholarly quality will be selected, independently of the field of origin and methods used (theory, empirics, experimental research, case study, etc.), provided it sheds light on at least two, and preferably three, of the relevant dimensions (i.e., competition, standardization, and innovation).

FORMAT: The workshop will take place on 18 and 19 December 2017 and is planned for two full days. Parallel sessions may be run, but most sessions will be plenary. Regular presentations (25 minutes) will be followed by a discussant (10 minutes) and public discussion (10 minutes). Keynote presentations (45 minutes) will be followed by 15 minutes of public discussion. There will be plenty of time for informal discussion and social interaction. Speakers may be asked to discuss a paper.

REGISTRATION FEES AND REIMBURSEMENT POLICY: There is a EUR 200 fee to attend the conference (which includes lunches, coffee breaks, and the conference dinner on 18 December). The fee will be waived for speakers and discussants. In addition, TILEC will cover speakers' and discussants' accommodation expenses. A limited budget will be available for funding of travel costs, upon motivated request at the time of submission.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION: The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2017. Long abstracts are accepted but full papers are preferred. Please contact the organizers for any questions (see below).

Submissions (in PDF format) should be sent to After selection by the scientific committee, authors of accepted papers will be notified by 8 October 2017. The deadline for speakers' registration is 22 October 2017. Completed drafts of accepted papers are due by 20 November 2017, and will be made available for download on the conference website. Presenting authors are expected to attend and participate in the full duration of the conference.

ORGANIZER: Florian Schuett (

Posted: 30 Jun 2017