Conference ICT & Economic Growth November 4-6, 2010 Munich, Germany

The conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners interested in the interactions of innovation and growth. The paper sessions will be organized around the following themes:

* ICT Diffusion and Innovation
* Strategy in ICT Markets
* Regulation and Public Policy
* Productivity and Growth


New technologies spread throughout the economy and enable economic growth. This truism is widely accepted and rarely challenged. However, a closer look at this statement throws up a number of intriguing questions: How exactly do technologies enable economic growth? Is economic growth a precursor to new technology diffusion? Do consumers benefit from the use of new technologies?

These and many other related questions have mainly been studied in isolation, if at all. This partial view may hide a number of important causalities and connections between the process of diffusion and economic growth.

For example, firm-level growth may lead to macro-level growth, investment may trigger follow-on innovations, and standardization may increase consumer welfare but lead to market power.



About timpohlmann

Tim Pohlmann is a post-doctoral researcher in economics at Mines ParisTech and Berlin Institute of Technology. He specializes in the economic analysis of markets for technology. He earned his doctoral degree with the highest distinctions in August 2012 from the Berlin Institute of Technology with a dissertation on patenting and coordination in ICT standardization. Tim’s research covers the empirical analysis of the trade of patents, patent trolls, standardization consortia and patent pools. He has presented his work at a large number of international conferences. Tim has been actively involved in preparing studies for the European Commission and the German Federal Government on the role of patents in technological standardization and business models in Open Source Software. Doctoral Thesis SSRN author page
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