25 Nov 2022

The UK – Researcher Practitioner Network for the Economics of Digitization:


1st Workshop on Digital Economics - Call for Papers!

Date: 25 Nov 2022 – 26 Nov 2022

Location: Norwich

Format: in Person

Deadline for Submission of Papers: 31 October 2022

Local Organizers: Michael Kummer (UEA and CCP); Peter Courridge (UEA and CCP); Sean Ennis (UEA and CCP)

Submission: Submit your manuscript via


Anais Baudouin (DCMS), Diane Coyle (U Cambridge), Amelia Fletcher (UEA), Jens Prüfer (UEA), Fiona Scott-Morton (Yale U.), Greg Taylor (U Oxford),Tommaso Valletti (Imperial College London) and Mike Walker (CMA) will contribute to the event.

Background and objective:

This initiative tries to connect research about the Economics of Digitization to policy and managerial practice. The idea is to create a network that gets researchers and practitioners to talk to each other, by meeting once a year and doing two things: 1.) Present recent (hot!) research about the economics of digitization and 2.) Receive feedback and input from practitioners where they would need more useful answers from the research community.

A group with similar goals in the United States meets twice a year, at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In the UK, there are many researchers interested in Digitization, but a network has been sorely missing. We conceived this group last spring and hope to make this a regular annual event. Currently speakers from several universities (Yale, Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial, UEA) and CMA have concerned their attendance, with forthcoming invitations also from DCMS and DG Connect.

Submission of papers by PhD students and junior scholars is particularly welcome.

Format and Dates:

The conference is hosted by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, UK; and is sponsored by the Royal Economic Society, the Centre for Competition Policy (CCP) and the University of East Anglia. The conference will be in-person and will see the presentation of papers by both academics and economists working in the government as discussants, to provide a unique opportunity for cross-fertilization of ideas between scholars and practitioners in competition policy.

Submission and Funding:

Papers should be submitted to the e-mail address specified below by the 31 October 2022 (extended abstracts will be considered, but complete papers are more likely to be accepted). Notification of acceptance will be given in early November. Participants are asked to cover travel and accommodation for themselves. A limited amount of funding is available for PhD students and speakers (upon request) to cover reasonable travel and hotel costs.

For any further information, please send an email to:


Hoping to see you in Norwich soon!

Michael Kummer, School of Economics

Sean Ennis, Norwich Business School and Director Centre Competition Policy

Peter Courridge, Manager Centre for Competition Policy