Paul Belleflamme is professor at UCLouvain. He is attached to the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) and to the Louvain School of Management (LSM), where he teaches courses in the fields of Industrial Organization, with a special focus on the digital economy. Read more
Alain Strowel serves as professor at the Saint-Louis University (Brussels) and the UCLouvain, and teaches as well at the KULeuven and the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. His courses cover copyright, media and design law. He is also avocat at the Brussels bar. More info & contact
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Industrial Economics at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. My research is supervised by Paul Belleflamme and studies firms' strategies in light of the growing pressure on our resource system and increasing environmental concerns.
Currently a research associate at the University of Cambridge, I am an Italian-qualified lawyer with a few years’ experience in the field of IP, having worked, among other things, in the IP departments of Bird&Bird LLP in Milan and London.
I hold an LLM from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD in EU copyright law from the European University Institute, Florence.
I have written extensively in the field of copyright and am Deputy Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice.
Besides IPDigIT, I am a regular contributor to highly-reputed The 1709 Blog and IPKat weblogs, for which I report and comment on IP-related news from all over the world.
Olivier Bomsel is professor of economics at Mines ParisTech (PSL Research University) and Head of the ParisTech Chair of Media and Brand economics.
His recent works relate to intellectual property, media and brands in the digital environment. He is the author of many articles and books among which Gratuit !, Du déploiement de l’économie numérique (Folio, 2007) and L’économie immatérielle (Gallimard, 2010). His latest book Protocoles éditoriaux (Publishing protocols) dealing with the issue of mediatization, has been released in March 2013 (Armand Colin, Paris).
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Yann Ménière is assistant professor at MINES ParisTech, France. His research interests deal with the economics of innovation, intellectual property rights, and standardization in IT industries. His teaching activities include courses on the economics of IT standards at Imperial College Business School, and the economics of IP at Law School of Université Catholique de Louvain. As an economic expert associated with Microeconomix (a consulting firm in economics) he has been involved in various antitrust cases relating to IP, innovation and standards in IT industries.
Sophie holds a Master's degree in economics of firm strategies and innovation from the Economics School of Louvain. She is currently a teaching assistant at the Université Catholique de Louvain and she was previously a consulting associate in the European Competition Practice at Charles River Associates where she worked on various cases before the European Commission and the French Competition Authority. Her fields of interest are economics of innovation and competition policy.
Matej is currently studying joint post-graduate program of Hannover University and KU Leuven, specializing in IP/IT law and he is based in Brussels. He is a member of Slovak think-thank European Information Society Institute, which focuses on the intersection of law, technology and information society. He is a Free Software / Open Source enthusiast and also cooperates with Free Software Foundation Europe.
Carlotta Mariotto is currently a PhD student under the supervision of Marianne Verdier (Université Paris 2 Panthéon Assas) and Marc Bourreau (Télécom Paristech) at the center of Applied Economics CERNA at Ecole des Mines, Paris. Her thesis relates to the subject of innovation and regulation in the payment industry. She holds both Bachelor and Master of Science in Economic and Social Sciences (DES) from Bocconi University, Milan.
Anna has several years of professional experience in Brussels, working first at the Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU (Economic and Trade Section), and later at the European Parliament. Since the beginning of her career she has been actively involved in the field of legislative process in Intellectual Property and ICT, following closely the reforms on the Unitary Patent Package, CRM Directive, Trademark and Telecom Package.
In 2010 Anna obtained Master degree in Law at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow, Poland. Later, in 2014 she has completed the Advanced Master (LLM) of Intellectual Property Rights and ICT Law at the KU Leuven.
For IPdigIT she is writing on the legislative and policy developments in the field.
Enguerrand Marique is currently a PhD candidate working under the supervision of Professor Alain Strowel at the Business Law Center of the Université Catholique de Louvain (CRIDES - UCL). His doctoral dissertation relates to the regulation of the collaborative economy. He holds a Master Degree in Law from the Université catholique de Louvain and a LLM from the University of California at Davis.
Joana Resende is an assistant professor of Economics and a research associate of Cef.UP (University of Porto, Portugal). She holds a PhD in Economics and Management Science from the Université Catholique de Louvain. Her research interests are related to optimal pricing strategies in digital markets. She is particularly interested in studying personalized pricing strategies and understanding the pricing dynamics in markets with network effects. She has published her research in several academic journals such as Marketing Science, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory or Information, Economics and Policy.
Olivier Simons is a Graduate of the Université catholique de Louvain in Management Sciences. His fields of interest are Economics of Innovation, IT and Strategic Management. He works in the digital consultancy at Deloitte Digital.
Marianne Verdier is a Professor of Economics at the University Paris 2 Panthéon Assas and a member of the Research Department CRED. She is also an associate researcher at Ecoles des Mines de Paris (CERNA). She has published in several academic journals about payment systems and two-sided markets such as International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Surveys and Journal of Banking and Finance.
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Martin Peitz is professor of economics at the University of Mannheim (since 2007), a director of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation - MaCCI (since 2009). He has been member of the economic advisory group on competition policy (EAGCP) at the European Commission (2013-2016), an academic director of the Centre on Regulation in Europe, CERRE (2012-2016) and head of the Department of Economics (2010-2013).
Martin Peitz graduated in economics at the University of Bonn in 1992. He received his doctorate in economics from Bonn within the European Doctoral Program in 1995. He then became assistant professor at the University of Alicante, Spain, and was tenured in 1999. In 2000 he was awarded the prestigious Heisenberg fellowship by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). He held visiting appointments at the Universities of Frankfurt and Mannheim and was professor of economics at the International University in Germany from 2004 to 2007.