Florence School of Regulation Scientific Seminar 2012

The conference is about the economics of Communications and Media: Emerging Trends and Policy Issues. The goal of the conference is to bring together scholars and practitioners on the discussion over communications and media markets economics, in particular regulatory and antitrust issues and ICT innovation. It will take place on May 18 and 19, 2012 and the paper deadline is March 31st.

Telecommunications, Net neutrality, Media markets, Media bias, Internet economy, ICT and innovation, Regulation and public policy, Antitrust issues in communications markets.

SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATION: Carlo Cambini, Marc Bourreau, Pier Luigi Parcu


Tobias Kretschmer (Ludwig-Maximilians, University of Munich) – ICT impact and

David Strömberg (Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm
University) – Media, Media Bias and Public Policy

FEES AND FUNDING: No conference fee is charged.

TIME: Start at 13h00 on 18 May 2012, end at 16h30 on 19 May 2012

LOCATION: European University Institute Room “TEATRO”at BADIA FIESOLANA – via dei Roccettini, 9 San Domenico di Fiesole – Firenze ITALY

SUBMISSION: Papers should be sent to FSR.ComsMedia@eui.eu by the 31st of March. Authors will be informed about acceptance by the 15th of April 2012. Information Economics and Policy will publish a special issue on “ICT and Innovation”. The issue will be co-edited by Carlo Cambini (Politecnico di Torino & EUI) and Michael R. Ward (University of Texas); coordinating editor Tobias Kretschmer (LMU, ifo Institute). The special issue is open to papers presented at the conference, as well as papers not presented at the conference.


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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