At the conference papers analyzing the economic impacts of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the economics of ICT industries have been presented. The ZEW gratefully acknowledges financial support by the Volkswagen Foundation.

  • The impacts of ICT on productivity, growth and employment (both at the microeconomic and at the macroeconomic level)
  • The industrial organization of software and internet industries (competition and regulation)
  • Digital markets and E-commerce (including taxation and competitive strategy issues)
  • New information and communication technologies and firm organization (contractual relationships, firm strategies)
  • Innovation and intellectual property rights in ICT industries, patenting behavior of ICT-firms


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18.06.2001 - 19.06.2001


ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim