Convocatoria de ensayos de la Universidad de Tilburg con miras al evento "Competition Policy and Regulation in Media Markets"

El centro de estudios de derecho y economía de la Universidad de Tilburg (Holanda), TILBURG LAW AND ECONOMICS CENTER (TILEC), publicado una convocatoria para ensayos con miras al seminario sobre las políticas de competencia y la regulación de los mercados de medios de comunicación (“Competition Policy and Regulation in Media Markets”). La fecha límite para la pressentación de las propuestas es el 29 de marzo. Abajo transcribo la convocatoria:



Tilburg University

(The Netherlands)

Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June 2009

The Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) will organise a workshop on Competition Policy and Regulation in Media Markets at Tilburg University (The Netherlands) on Thursday 4 June and Friday 5 June 2009. The goal of the conference is to bring together academics working on media-related issues and to foster interdisciplinary interaction between economists and lawyers. The aim is to have economic and legal contributions of the highest quality, but effort in presenting it to a mixed audience is expected. 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-exclusive list of topics of interest is: The goal of public intervention: efficiency vs. pluralism; The impact of convergence and digitalization; Network neutrality; The New Audiovisual Media Services Directive in the EU; The EU Regulatory Framework for Electronic Communications; Market structure and political outcomes; Media mergers and pluralism; Media bias: measurement and determinants; Scope for public ownership and public intervention; Financing of public service broadcasting; Regulation of advertising and media content; Media as two-sided markets; Piracy, peer-to-peer, copyright; Exclusive contracts; Vertical integration between distribution and content provision; Price discrimination, dynamic pricing, versioning, and bundling; Privacy, anonymity, security, digital rights management, trust.


Economics: Simon Anderson (University of Virginia), Joel Waldfogel (University of Pennsylvania) Law: Nico van Eijk (University of Amsterdam), Rachael Craufurd Smith (Edingburg Law School)


Elena Argentesi (University of Bologna), Eric van Damme (Tilburg University), Nico van Eijk (University of Amsterdam), Lapo Filistrucchi (Tilburg University), Thomas Gibbons (University of Manchester), Ilse van der Haar (Tilburg University), Pierre Larouche (Tilburg University), Massimo Motta (University of Bologna)


The deadline for submission is March 29, 2009. Articles should be submitted in PDF to: Email:

Long abstract are accepted but full papers are preferred.

In case you have any question(s), please contact the local organisation committee (see below). Authors of selected papers will be notified by April 6, 2009. TILEC will cover the accommodation and travel expenses of conference participants who present or discuss an accepted paper. Presenters might be asked to discuss a paper.


CONTACT: Lapo Filistrucchi Tilburg University Email:

CONTACT: Ilse van der Haar Tilburg University Email:


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