01 Jul 2024

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

3rd Workshop on Digital Economics: Call for Papers & Save the Date

Date: 26 November 2024

Location: CMA Offices, Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, UK

Format: in Person

Deadline for Submission of Papers: 31 August 2024

Organizers: Centre for Competition Policy

Submission: Complete the Microsoft Office Form then send your manuscript to ccp@uea.ac.uk

Background and Objective:

This initiative connects research about the Economics of Digitization to policy and managerial practice. The aim is to create a network that gets UK-based researchers and practitioners to talk to each other, by meeting once a year to do two things: 1.) Present recent research and work in progress 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 in the United States with similar goals meets twice a year, at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In the UK, there are many researchers interested in Digitization, but a network was sorely missing. We conceived this group in Spring 2022 and have made this an annual event. Once more, the format will be a series of short-form presentations, a panel session and keynote, with opportunities for further networking and discussion throughout. We will have a dinner with a keynote the night before, and the conference running the full day of 26 November.

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

Format and Dates:

This year’s workshop is hosted by the Competition and Markets Authority, Canary Wharf, London, UK; and is sponsored by the Centre for Competition Policy and the University of East Anglia. The conference will be in-person to provide a unique opportunity for cross-fertilization of ideas between scholars and practitioners in competition policy. It will see the presentation of papers by both academics and economists working in government, as discussants.

Topics of Interest:

Internet and telecommunications | Digital markets and platforms | Artificial intelligence | Cloud computing | Big data | Value of data | Social media | ICT and innovation | ICT, productivity and growth | ICT and the labour market | Digital divide | Intellectual property rights | Standards | Competition policy and regulation of ICT | Economics of privacy | Macroeconomics of Digitalization

Submission and Funding:

Papers should be submitted to the e-mail address specified below by 31 August 2024 (extended abstracts will be considered, but complete papers are more likely to be accepted). Notification of acceptance will be given by early October 2024. Participants are asked to cover travel and accommodation for themselves.

If you are interested in information or wish to participate without submitting a paper, please register your interest via the Microsoft Office Form or via ccp@uea.ac.uk

Hoping to see you in London soon!

Sean Ennis, Norwich Business School and Director of the Centre Competition Policy, UEA

Peter Courridge, Centre for Competition Policy Manager, UEA