ZEW Mannheim will hold its 20th Conference on the Economics of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on 7 and 8 July 2022, this year including a PhD workshop and the presentation of the Heinz König Award on 6 July. The objective of the conference is to discuss recent scientific contributions to the economics of ICT and the economics of ICT industries. Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented contributions are welcome. 

Please submit papers by 10 March 2022 at the latest via this submission form. PhD students are asked to please identify as such when submitting their paper in order to be considered for the PhD workshop and the Heinz König Award.

Keynote speakers

  • Fiona Scott Morton (Yale School of Management, New Haven, USA)
  • Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, USA) 

PhD Workshop and Heinz König Award

In collaboration with ZEW’s Sponsors’ Association of Science and Practice, we are pleased to organise an additional workshop for PhD students this year on 6 July. Jointly with this year’s sponsor, SAP, they will select the most outstanding contribution for the Heinz König Young Scholar Award. The award is endowed with EUR 5,000 and also offers the possibility of a three-month residential fellowship at ZEW including travel and accommodation costs.

Topics of interest

Internet and telecommunication · Digital markets and platforms · Artificial intelligence · Cloud computing · Big data · Value of 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

The decision on acceptance will be made by 25 April 2022, registration deadline is 10 May. Presenters may be asked to discuss another paper. The conference fee is EUR 200. There is no fee for the PhD workshop. Participants presenting a paper pay a reduced conference fee of EUR 150. Presenters at the PhD workshop or the main conference may apply for financial support from ZEW to cover travel expenses after receiving notification of acceptance. Accommodation costs for presenters will be covered by ZEW. Specific Covid-19 measures may apply at the time of the conference.

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