This workshop is the third in a series on the economic impact of information and communication technologies (ICT), organized by the ICTNET and funded by the European Commission. Information on the two previous workshops can be found by clicking here: Parma and London workshops.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together leading researchers on the economics of information and communication technologies (ICT) in order to discuss recent scientific contributions and outstanding policy challenges.

Particular emphasis will be placed on ICT-enabled innovation, productivity and growth. Theoretical, empirical, experimental and policy oriented contributions are welcome.

Topics of Interest:

  • ICT, productivity and growth at the firm, industry and country level
  • Knowledge links within and between firms, and relationship to innovation
  • ICT, knowledge flows and innovation networks
  • Knowledge, growth and the crisis

Call for Papers (PDF File, 233 KB)
Programme (PDF, 62 KB)
Agenda and presented papers (PDF, 428 KB)

Workshop Picture

Thumbnail group picture of the workshop participants

Scientific Committee

  • Irene Bertschek (ZEW Mannheim, Germany)
  • Francesco Daveri (University of Parma, Italy
  • Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College, London, UK)
  • Vincenzo Spiezia (OECD)

Keynote Speakers

  • Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Marshall Van Alstyne (Boston University, USA)
  • Johannes Van Biesebroeck (K.U. Leuven, Belgium)

Paper Submissions
Deadline for papers or extended abstracts:
September 10, 2011

Acceptance decision:
September 19, 2011
Please send your paper in PDF format

Registration for the workshop
Participants are required to register no later than 25 September 2011. No fee is requested however; if you intend to participate please send an e-mail to

Travel and Accommodation
For participants who present a paper, travel expenses (advance ticket/low cost fare) and accommodation will be covered by the ICTNET Research Network.
All participants will be responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation.
Hotel close to the ZEW

Official Workshop Language
The official language of this workshop will be English.

For further information on this workshop please contact the workshop team via email:


24.10.2011 - 25.10.2011

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim