The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce its 9th Summer Workshop for Young Economists. The general topic of this workshop is "The Economics of Information and Communication Technologies: A European and International Perspective". The Workshop is meant to provide a forum for discussions between young talented researchers and distinguished experts in their field of research. The programme will consist of lectures by experienced researchers and presentations of young scholars. Extensive time will be provided for discussions among participants.

The participantswill be required to present a paper during the workshop. We invite submissions of theoretical and empirical papers from economics and other social sciences. Papers could address topics as:

  • Labour market aspects of ICT
  • Productivity effects of ICT
  • Regulation of network industries
  • European and comparative perspectives on ICT
  • Digital markets


Michael Baye, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Lex Borghans, ROA, Maastricht University, Netherlands
Martin Peitz, International University, Bruchsal, Germany

Call for Papers, (PDF file, 772 KB)

Program, (as PDF File, 42 KB)

Pictures from the Event

Participants may apply to the ZEW for financial assistance for travel and accomodation costs.

Please submit the paper to be presented and a curriculum vitae specifically outlining your research.

Deadline for submissions:
February 1,2007

The Heinz-König-Young-Scholar-Award is given to a scholar under 35 years of age for the most outstanding paper presented at the ZEW Summer Workshop. This year's award is funded by the BASF Aktiengesellschaft. It consists of a prize of 5,000 Euro and, in addition, a three months residential fellowship at the ZEW. The winner will be announced at the workshop. The prize is named after the ZEW's founding research director, the late Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz König, who strongly shaped the ZEW's scientific achievements.

Please send your application to the organiser:

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW)
Dr. Marianne Saam - Phone: +49 621 1235-285
P.O. Box 10 34 43 - 68034 Mannheim - Germany
Fax: +49 621 1235-333 - E-Mail:


12.06.2007 - 15.06.2007

Event Location

ZEW, L 7,1 D-68161 Mannheim