Frank Verboven - Titular Professor of the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair - Professeur Titulaire de la Chaire Innovation & Régulation des Services Numériques.
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8th ICT Paris Conference

Oct ’15
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The Economics of Information and Communications Technologies

Paris, October 2-3, 2015

The Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair will host the 8th conference on Economics of Information and Communications Technologies, in Paris, October 2 and 3, 2015. This conference will gather in Paris, October 2-3, 2015, academic researchers presenting theoritical, empirical as well as policy-oriented articles.

Tommaso Valetti (Imperial College London) and Matthijs Wildenbeest (Kelley School of Business) will be invited as keynote speakers.

The deadline for submission of full papers is June 15, 2015. The Chair will cover accommodation expenses for the participants presenting or discussing an accepted article. Participants can also apply for reimbursement of travel expenses..

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Economics of platforms

10:00 am

The Innovation and Regulation in Digital Services Chair, organized, October 23rd, 2014 in Paris, a conference on:

“Economics of platforms: Regulating a dominant model?”

The economics of platforms and their regulation are today at the front of the stage: market expansion, domination of markets, innovation deployment, taxation, acquisitions, protection of personal data, diffusion of this model in industrial processes, etc. It is symptomatic that the concept is mobilized in different meanings in industrial economics, strategy and innovation management but also for new opportunities for regulation.

The digitization of the economy, having expanded from services to industrial processes, takes place through an economic and technical model which became dominant: the platform’s economy. It first appeared in economics of content and to address “economics of attention” and the issue of free services; but it is also used in the area of distribution, payment services, marketplaces, etc. Economics of platforms also spreads in several other service sectors and now the industry, particularly through logic modular aggregative and industrial production.

We had presentations from: Marc Bourreau, Telecom-ParisTech, Thierry Pénard, Rennes 1 University, Fabrice Rochelandet, Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Nathalie Sonnac, Paris Panthéon-Assas University, Thierry Rayna, Novancia Business School Paris, Alain Strowell, Saint-Louis University, Brussels, Benoît Thieulin, Conseil National du Numérique, Laurent Cytermann, Conseil d’Etat.

See the program and presentations

The Chair proposed that first one-day conference to understand the evolution of this economy and be prepared to understand the basis of possible new forms of regulation. A second conference on these issues will follow in early 2015.

Digital Economics Summer Program

Organized by the Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services Chair, the Digital Economics Summer Program gathered in Paris, last July 7th and 8th, about thirty researchers from different French Universities and “Grandes Ecoles”. These researchers, under the authority of Nicolas Curien, Emeritus Professor at CNAM and associate researcher at the IRDS Chair, presented their work and discussed their main conclusions. Diverse topics were discussed such as “Cooperation and competition in the web”, “Online Piracy”, “Management and regulation of content services”,” Open innovation and regulation “,” Internet and territory “and” Protection of privacy “.

Find the full program and presentations.

Economics of Personal Data


The “Innovation & Regulation in Digital Services” Chair, organized, last June 16th, in Paris, a conference on “Economics of personal data“.

This conference welcomed :

- Alessandro Acquisti , Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University.
- Federico Etro, University of Venice,
- Paul Seabright, Toulouse School of Economics ,
- Claire Levallois, Telecom ParisTech, ” Values ​​and Policies of personal informations ” Chair
- Nicolas Dubois, European Commission, Justice
- Giacomo Luchetta, Centre for European Policy Studies
- Patrick Waelbroeck, Telecom ParisTech, ” Values ​​and Policies of personal informations ” Chair
A round table followed these interventions, with professionals, consumer representatives and academics debating on “ What role for Europe in the global economy of personal data“. This Round table was chaired by Alain Rallet, Professor Emeritus, Paris Sud University