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Monday, February 28, 2011

Call for Papers: International Workshop In Law And Economics Of Media And Telecommunications

International Workshop In Law And Economics Of Media And Telecommunications

June 20-21, 2011

Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg, the Netherlands


The Tilburg Law and Economics Center (Tilec) organizes a workshop on the law and economics of media and telecommunications to take place in Tilburg (The Netherlands) on June 20,21, 2011. Tilec aims at bringing together a diverse spectrum of scholars and regulators of media and telecommunications, both from the US and from Europe to discuss what the most pressing issues in the regulation of media and telecommunications.

Confirmed keynote speakers include: Stefan Bechtold (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich); Matthew Gentzkow (University of Chicago); Benjamin Hermalin (University of California, Berkeley); James Speta (Northwestern University)

We welcome economic and legal contributions of the highest quality, but require effort in presenting before a mixed audience. Economists are expected to bring in reasons to regulate/not regulate/how to regulate according to economic theory, lawyers to bring in knowledge of the current regulation, of court decisions and of the legal feasibility of regulation proposals. Each presenter will be assigned a discussant. Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented articles are welcome. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest is:

- The impact of convergence and digitalization
- Network neutrality
- Cloud computing
- Local content in digital markets
- Scope for public ownership in old and new media
- Financing of public service broadcasting
- News quality in online media markets
- Pricing of news and information in digital markets
- Media markets structure and political outcomes
- Mergers and local content
- Mergers and pluralism
- Advertising regulation in the old and new media
- Intellectual property rights and piracy in the digital era
- Exclusive contracts
- Vertical integration in telecommunications and media
- Bundling in new and traditional media markets


The deadline for submission is April 10, 2011. Articles should be submitted in PDF to tilec-media[at] . Extended abstract are accepted but full papers are preferred. Please contact the workshop organizers for any questions. Authors of selected papers will be notified by April 20, 2011 on the basis of the recommendations of a scientific committee. TILEC will cover the accommodation and reasonable travel expenses of conference participants who present an accepted paper. Presenters might be asked to be discussant of another presenter’s paper.


Registration is by invitation only, as capacity is limited. Requests for invitations can be submitted from April 26, 2010 onwards through tilec-media[at] Attendance will be free of charge.

Program Committee

Lapo Filistrucchi (Tilburg University, University of Florence)
Lisa George (CUNY, Hunter College)
Pierre Larouche (Tilburg University)
Massimo Motta (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Jasper Sluijs (Tilburg University)
Eric van Damme (Tilburg University)
Nico van Eijk (Amsterdam University)

Kevin Werbach (University of Pennsylvania)


Lapo Filistrucchi (Tilburg University, University of Florence) L.filistrucchi[at]
Jasper Sluijs (Tilburg University) jasper.sluijs[at]

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