The Research Group "Information and Communication Technologies" (ICT) is engaged in the study of economic aspects of the production and use of ICT. The group investigates how the generation of human capital and the organisation of enterprises and markets should be designed to optimally exploit the growth and employment potentials of ICT.
The group’s methodology is focused on empirical, especially on microeconometric analyses on the basis of enterprise-level data collected for this purpose. Additional methods include applied theoretical techniques, simulation models, and empirical macroeconomics.
In the centre of the group’s overarching research approach is the key role of ICT within knowledge-based economies. The Research Groups studies ICT as tools, media for the transmission of knowledge and information, market platforms, infrastructure elements, and enabling factors for business organisation and innovation.
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