A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
Summerschool 2009

3rd Jena Summer Academy on ”Innovation and Uncertainty”

26th July – 8th August 2009, MPI for Economics and Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany (Thuringia)

From July 26th until August 8th 2009, the 3rd Jena Summer Academy on ”Innovation and Uncertainty” will be jointly hosted by the DFG Research Training Group “The Economics of Innovative Change” (GK-EIC) and the International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World (IMPRS). The focus of this year’s edition will again lie on foundations of (innovative) behavior, entrepreneurship, the generation of innovations and their diffusion, the change of regional and sectoral structures caused by innovations, the role of the demand side in this context, as well as the political management of change. Just like in the last two years, the IMPRS Summer School will continue in the second and the third week of August to cover a number of specific topics related to how subjects behave under fundamental uncertainty.

Program 1st week

Program 2nd week

Application form for external participants



Course Material

External Website

Invited Guests

  • Thomas Astebro (HEC Paris)
  • Bettina Peters (ZEW Mannheim)
  • Steven Klepper (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Alessandro Nuvolari (Sant' Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa)
  • Klaus Rennings (ZEW Mannheim)
  • Pier Paolo Saviotti (Universitè Pierre Mendes-France)
  • John Sutton (London School of Economics)
  • Ed Steinmueller (University of Sussex, SPRU)
  • Bart Verspagen (Maastricht University)
  • Jeannette Brosig (Universität Duisburg-Essen)
  • Urs Fischbacher (Universität Konstanz)
  • Lionel Nesta (OFCE Paris)