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Prof. Dr. Jan Krämer

Professor Jan Krämer

Professor Jan Krämer has held the Chair of Internet and Telecommunications Business of the University of Passau since 2014. Moreover, he is Joint Academic Director at the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE), a Brussels-based think tank. Prior to that, he led the research group ‘Telecommunication Markets’ at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Professor Krämer is known for his research on the principle of net neutrality, which has been the subject of heated political, economic and legal debate across the globe. He has studied and conducted research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston University.

Professor Jan Krämer has held the Chair of Internet and Telecommunications Business of the University of Passau since 2014. Moreover, he is Joint Academic Director at the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE), a Brussels-based think tank. Prior to that, he led the research group ‘Telecommunication Markets’ at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Professor Krämer is known for his research on the principle of net neutrality, which has been the subject of heated political, economic and legal debate across the globe. He has studied and conducted research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston University.

'Twitter, Facebook, Google, Amazon and others have become a fixture in our daily lives and therefore have a strong influence on the way we communicate and create value. Unlike the classic monopolies, such as those in the telecommunications and energy sectors, these giants of the internet are largely unregulated. What is needed is an interdisciplinary forum for discussing and scrutinising the future regulatory framework for the internet economy from many different angles. Only this will enable us to develop balanced and comprehensive recommendations for political decision-makers that do justice to the importance of the (data-driven) internet economy.’

Professor Krämer about the principle of net neutrality

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Professor Krämer’s current research interests are on economic regulation of internet and telecommunications markets as well as digital ecosystems and data-driven business models. The ZD.B Junior Research Group ‘Data Neutrality & Open Access: Coherent Economic Policies for the Digital Economy’ is situated at his Chair.

  • Krämer, J., & Schnurr, D. (2018). Is there a need for platform regulation in the EU? Telecommunications Policy, 42(7), 514-529. doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2018.06.004 [JQ3: C; IF: 1.526; ABS: Grade 1; HB: 0.15]
  • Krämer, J., Schnurr, D., & Wohlfarth, M. (2018). Winners, Losers, and Facebook: The Role of Social Logins in the Online Advertising Ecosystem, Management Science, forthcoming.  https://doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2017.3012 [JQ3: A+; IF: 2.822; ABS: Grade 4*; HB: 1]
  • Krämer, J. & Wiewiorra, L. 2012. Network Neutrality and Congestion Sensitive Content Providers: Implications for Content Variety, Broadband Investment and Regulation. Information Systems Research, 23(4): 1303–1321.
  • Kourandi, F., Krämer, J. & Valletti, T. 2015. Net Neutrality, Exclusivity Contracts and Internet Fragmentation. Information Systems Research, 26(2): 320–338.

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Dr. Daniel Schnurr, information systems scholar at the University of Passau

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Since the end of May of this year, users have been able to take their personal data with them when they move on to different online platforms.

Michael Wohlfarth of the University of Passau shines an economic light on the right to data portability, which allows users to take their personal data with them. He arrives at a mixed verdict.

Professor Krämer about the principle of net neutrality

The principal of net neturality can in some cases be a bad thing, explains Professor Krämer in our video-interview. The researcher has published an influential paper on net neutrality.

[Translate to English:] Dr. Daniel Schnurr, Leiter der ZD.B-Forschungsgruppe Data Policies

Dr. Daniel Schnurr heads the Research Group Data Policies, which is concerned with the future of the data. In this video, he talks about the value of this data and how users can exercise control.

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