Workshop on the Economics of Startup Acquisitions

We are happy to announce a small and focused workshop on the economics of startup acquisitions, featuring roughly 12 presentations. The aim of the workshop is to foster the exchange of ideas on the research frontier.

We invite papers on all aspects of the economics of startup acquisitions, including killer acquisitions, acquihires, incentives to innovate and other topics. Both theoretical and empirical contributions are encouraged.

The workshop starts in the morning of April 25 and ends on April 26 after lunch. We cover the costs of accommodation (up to three nights) and meals of all presenters, including a conference dinner on April 25. Submit your paper or extended abstract under

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you in Bern!

When and Where

April 25-26, 2024
University of Bern, Switzerland

Key Dates 

Submission deadline: Feb 12, 2024 
Decisions: Feb 23, 2024
Registration deadline: March 1, 2024


Jean-Michel Benkert 
Igor Letina