The objective of the conference is to discuss recent scientific contributions to the economics of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the economics of ICT industries. Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions are welcome.

Keynote Speakers

Ginger Zhe Jin

University of Maryland, USA

Feng Zhu

Harvard Business School, Boston, USA

Scientific Committee

Avi Goldfarb

University of Toronto, Canada

Mary O´Mahony

King’s College London, United Kingdom

Catherine Tucker

MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, USA

Tommaso Valletti

European Commission

Joel Waldfogel

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Kenneth Wilbur

University of California, San Diego, USA

Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim, MaCCI and ZEW

Florian Stahl

University of Mannheim and ZEW

Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto) · Mary O´Mahony (King’s College London) · Catherine Tucker (MIT Sloan School of Management) · Tommasso Valletti (Imperial College London) · Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota) · Kenneth Wilbur (University of California, San Diego) · Irene Bertschek (ZEW) · Martin Peitz (ZEW) · Florian Stahl (ZEW)

Software and Internet industries · Telecommunication and new media · Internet services · Electronic commerce · Digital markets and platforms · Cloud computing · Big data · Social media · ICT and innovation · ICT, productivity and growth · ICT and the labour market · Digital divide · Intellectual property rights · Standards · Competition policy and regulation of ICT · Economics of privacy

There will be invited and contributed sessions. The deadline for submission of full papers is 1 March 2018. Please submit papers in PDF or MS Word format to Submissions by PhD students are particularly encouraged. The decision on acceptance will be reached no later than 10 April 2018.

The conference fee is EUR 200. Participants presenting a paper pay a reduced conference fee of EUR 150. Presenters may apply for financial support from ZEW to cover travel expenses after notification of acceptance. Accommodation for presenters will be covered by ZEW.

Presenters may be asked to discuss another paper. All participants are requested to register no later than 30 April 2018.

Registration for participants who will not present a paper.

All participants are requested to register no later than 12 June 2018.


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21.06.2018 - 22.06.2018

Event Location

ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim

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