Conference on the economics of ICT in Paris

This 2-day international conference will gather in Paris academic researchers involved in the field of the economics of Information & Communication Technologies. Theoretical, empirical as well as policy-oriented articles will be presented. The deadline for paper submission is June 20th.

Keynote speakers: Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon) and Luis Cabral (New York University and IESE)

Topics of interest include:

  • Network competition, diffusion of broadband, regulation
  • ICT and productivity
  • New business models in the television industry, pay per view
  • New business models in the telecommunications industry
  • Net neutrality
  • Network externalities and standards
  • Patents, intellectual property and competition policy in ICT industries
  • Piracy, peer-to-peer, copyright
  • Software, Open source development
  • Privacy, anonymity, security, Digital Rights Management, trust
  • Two-sided markets, e-commerce, online auctions
  • Price discrimination, versioning, bundling, dynamic pricing
  • Word-of-mouth, online communities, informational externalities
  • Crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, person-to-person lending
  • Advertising, media and online content
  • Cultural variety and the long tail of e-commerce

Scientific committee: Marc Bourreau (TELECOM ParisTech), Tobias Kretschmer (University of Munich), Patrick Rey (TSE), Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London and Innovation & Regulation Chair), and Patrick Waelbroeck (TELECOM ParisTech)

Registration information:

The deadline for submission is June 20, 2011. Articles should be submitted in PDF format to

The Orange “Innovation and Regulation” Chair ( will cover travel and accommodation expenses of conference participants who present or discuss an accepted paper. For more information, please contact and visit the web site of the conference at the following address,


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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