The international conference on "Management and Economics of ICT" will take place in Munich, 29 February - 2 March 2012.
New technologies widely spread throughout the economy. Information goods differ substantially from traditional goods, because marginal production cost is negligible and network externalities and complementarities exist. This has implications for firms and customers, market structures, public policy and economic growth. The goal of the conference is to bring together scholars and practitioners who approach the question of the interdependencies between information and communication technologies (ICT), innovation, strategy, regulation and growth from different angles.
Main Conference Topics
We invite papers on the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
- Network Economics
- Two-Sided Markets
- Price Discrimination
- Dynamic Pricing
- Media and Online Content
- Net Neutrality
- Regulation and Public Policy
- Diffusion and Adoption of Knowledge and Innovations
- Intellectual Property
- Productivity and Growth at the Micro and Macro Level
- Software and Internet Industries
- ICT and Organizational Change
- Green ICT
Neil Gandal has confirmed as a keynote speaker. On the first conference day, there will be a policy panel bringing together practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
The members of the scientific committee of the conference are Mirco Draca (LSE CEP), JP Eggers (NYU Stern), Oliver Falck (Ifo Institute), Marco Giarratana (U Bocconi), Michal Grajek (ESMT), Hanna Halaburda (Harvard), Steffen Hörnig (U Nova de Lisboa), Tobias Kretschmer (LMU, Ifo Institute), Katja Seim (Wharton), Thomas Strobel (Ifo Institute), Catherine Tucker (MIT Sloan), Patrick Waelbroeck (TELECOM ParisTech) and Christine Zulehner (U Vienna).
We are very pleased to announce that the International Journal of Industrial Organization will publish aspecial issue edited by Pai-Ling Yin (MIT Sloan) and Tobias Kretschmer (LMU, Ifo Institute) on the topic following the conference. The special issue is open to papers presented at the conference as well as papers not presented at the conference.