International Scholars Discuss Digital Economy at ZEW

On 6 and 7 July 2023, the ZEW Research Unit “Digital Economy” hosted the 21st Conference on the “Economics of Information and Communication Technologies”. Held at ZEW Mannheim, the event attracted international scholars who presented and discussed their latest empirical and theoretical research findings in two parallel sessions. The annual conference was organised by Professor Irene Bertschek, Francesco Clavorà Braulin, PhD, and Dr. Dominik Rehse, and has been regarded as one of the most important scientific conferences in the field of digital economy for many years. This is evident from the submission of over 100 scientific papers and the registration of around 85 participants for this year’s edition.

Over the course of 14 sessions, a diverse range of topics were explored, including digital technologies, innovations, platforms, privacy, data economy, and social media. Between sessions, scholars had valuable opportunities to exchange ideas about their current research and extend their networks.

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