Professor Mackenrodt’s research focusses on topics such as the law of the digital economy, platform markets, data driven markets, European and German competition law and policy, entrepreneurial strategies and innovation activities and law and economics.
Professor Mackenrodt holds graduate degrees in law as well as in economics. He studied law (First and Second Juridical State Exam) at the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (Dr. iur., phD in law), at NYU Law School (LL.M. (NYU)), in Würzburg and at the Université de Genève. In economics, he attended the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT), The Research University in the Helmholtz Association (Dr. rer. pol., phD in economics), the Stern Business School in New York and the University of Würzburg. Professor Mackenrodt is qualified as an attorney in the United States (Attorney at Law (New York)) and in Germany. His legal and academic practice includes working at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, at Harvard Law School, at LMU Munich, at the Foreign Office, German Embassy London, and at UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). He is also an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition.