NOTE: Against the background of the corona crisis, we have decided not to hold our conference physically at ZEW Mannheim this year. Instead, we are planning a small online conference on 2 July 2020. Please, keep the day reserved! Further information will follow soon.

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 Speaker

Avi Goldfarb

University of Toronto, Canada

Scientific Committee

Chris Forman

Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

Mary O´Mahony

King’s College London, United Kingdom

Catherine Tucker

MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, USA

Tommaso Valletti

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Joel Waldfogel

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Julian Wright

National University of Singapore

Feng Zhu

Harvard Business School, Boston, USA

Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim, MaCCI and ZEW

Florian Stahl

University of Mannheim and ZEW

Software and Internet industries · Telecommunication and new media · Internet services · Electronic commerce · Digital markets and platforms · Cloud computing · Big data · Artificial intelligence · 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 10 March 2020. Please submit papers in PDF or MS Word format to

The decision on acceptance will be made by 20 April 2020. 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 10 May 2020.

PhD students are particularly encouraged to submit a paper.

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02.07.2020 | 16:00 - 19:00 (CET)

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