SEEK Kick-Off Conference

Going for Smart Growth with Knowledge and Innovations

SEEK Kick-Off Conference, March 4 - 5, 2011, Mannheim, Germany

The ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research is pleased to announce the kick-off conference of its recently launched research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK). The purpose of the conference is twofold: First, the conference aims at bringing together politicians and academia to discuss the challenges of knowledge and innovation-based growth for the European economies. Secondly, scholars from various economic disciplines are invited to present their research covering the following topics:

  • Generation of Knowledge and Innovations
  • Diffusion and Adoption of Knowledge and Innovations
  • The Use of Knowledge by Entrepreneurs and Industries
  • Consequences of a Knowledge-Based Economy
  • Challenges of a Knowledge-Based Economy for Economic Policy
  • Philippe Aghion, Harvard University
  • Bronwyn Hall, University of California, Berkeley und University of Maastricht
  • Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU-Kommissarin für Forschung, Innovation und Wissenschaft
  • Dietmar Harhoff, Universität München, Direktor INNO-tec
  • Stefan Mappus, Ministerpräsident des Landes Baden-Württemberg
  • David C. Mowery, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
  • Georg Schütte, Staatssekretär im Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
  • Andrew W. Wyckoff, Director of OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
  • Daron Acemoglu (MIT)
  • Bronwyn Hall (University of California, Berkeley & Maastricht University)
  • Kai Konrad (MPI Munich)
  • Josh Lerner (Harvard Business School)
  • Steve Machin (University College London)
  • Pierre Mohnen (UNU-MERIT & Maastricht University)
  • Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich)
  • Wolfgang Franz (ZEW)