FSR COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA
SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR
FLORENCE, 28-29 MARCH 2014
2014 SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR ON THE ECONOMICS AND POLICY OF
COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA
POLICY CHALLENGES IN DIGITAL MARKETS
Location:
Refectory, Badia Fiesolana
Via dei Roccettini, 9 – San Domenico di Fiesole
Friday, 28 March
9.30 –9. 50 Welcome Coffee
9.50 – 10.00 Welcoming
Pier Luigi Parcu (Director FSR Communications and Media)
10.00 – 12.30 Session I – Social Networks, Media & Broadband
Chair: Pier Luigi Parcu
Lisa George (Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY), Christian Peukert
“Social Networks and the Demand for News”
Discussant: Lapo Filistrucchi
Koutrompis Pantelis (Imperial College London), Ahlfeldt Gabriel, Tommaso Valletti
“Evaluating Access to Universal Digital Highways”
Discussant: Lukasz Grzybowski
Lapo Filistrucchi (Tilburg University), Federico Boffa, Francisco Santos Arteaga
"Collusion and Excessive prices in Two-Sided Markets"
Discussant: Michele Polo
Michele Polo (Bocconi University), Emilio Calvano
“Strategic Differentiation by Business Models: Free-to-Air and Pay- TV's”
Discussant: Christian Peukert
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.15 Keynote Lecture
Gregory Crawford (University of Zurich)
“Vertical Integration in Media and Communications Markets”
15.15– 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 17.45 Session II – Net Neutrality and Networks
Chair: Steffen Hoernig
Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim), Florian Shuett
“Net Neutrality and Inflation of Traffic”
Discussant: Marc Bourreau
Marc Bourreau (Télécom ParisTech), Romain Lestage
“Net Neutrality and Asymmetric Platform Competition”
Discussant: Fabio Manenti
François Jeanjean (Orange)
“What drives the Decline in the Price of Mobile Telecommunication Services”
Discussant: Pantelis Koutroumpis
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Saturday, 29 March
9.00 – 11.00: Two Parallel Sessions
Parallel Session I a - Media Competition (Sala del Capitolo)
Chair: Lapo Filistrucchi
Florian Shuett (Tilburg University), Piolatto Amedeo
“Media Competition and Electoral Politics”
Discussant: Joan Calzada
Joan Calzada (University of Barcelona), Guillem Ordonez
“Competition in the News Industry: Fighting Aggregators with Versions and Links”
Discussant: Florian Shuett
Christian Peukert (University of Munich), Tobias Kretschmer
“Video Killed the Radio Star? Online Music Videos and Digital Music Sales”
Discussant: Lisa George
Parallel Session I b- Policy and Legal Issues in Broadband Industry
Chair: Pier Luigi Parcu
Discussant: Carlo Cambini
Thomas Plückebaum (WIK-Consult), Stephan Jay, Karl-Heinz Neumann
“Benefits and Regulatory Challenges of VDSL Vectoring”
Marc Lebourges (Orange), Laura Janaux
“Economic Replicability Tests for Next-Generation Access Networks”
Cristina Trenta (Örebro University)
“Tax Policies and P2P Content Distribution”
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 Session II – Fixed/Mobile competition
Chair: Carlo Cambini
Lukasz Grzybowski (Télécom ParisTech), Frank Verboven
“Substitution and Complementarity between Fixed-line and Mobile Access”
Discussant: Steffen Hoernig
Steffen Hoernig (Nova School of Business and Economics), Marc Bourreau, Carlo Cambini
“Fixed-Mobile Substitution and Termination Rates”
Discussant: Martin Peitz
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