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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 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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Interdisciplinary, international, innovative: In their How-to-Wiwi podcast, Professor Jan Krämer and Professor Andreas König explain what distinguishes doctoral studies in the new DFG Research Training Group from other qualification concepts.

Interdisziplinäres Organisations-Team der DPE Ringvorlesung an der Universität Passau

The Research Training Group "Digital Platform Ecosystems" will be the University’s pivotal hub for leading-edge, international, and interdisciplinary research and advanced academic qualifications around a central phenomenon of the digital economy.

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#PassauDPE keynote series: How does value creation work in the era of platform giants such as Facebook and Google? Professor Jan Krämer announces his next guest Professor Hemant Bhargava from the University of California, Davis.

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#PassauDPE-keynote-series: Professor Jan Krämer announces his guest Professor Jens Prüfer from Tilburg University, who studies the regulation of data-driven platform markets and advises the European Commission on the online platform economy.

Distinguished keynote series on 'Digital Platform Ecosystems' at the University of Passau

In the distinguished keynote series 'Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE)', internationally outstanding researchers have presented their latest findings.

Gast an der Rezeption: Passauer Forscher haben anhand der Hotelbranche untersucht, wie Führungskräfte auf digitale Konkurrenz wie Airbnb reagieren.

The coronavirus crisis is affecting everyone, but digital platforms such as Airbnb are still managing to cope better than traditional business areas. Why is this? We asked researchers at our University who are working on the sharing economy.

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The internet giants need smart regulation, says Passau business information specialist Professor Jan Krämer. He and his team, including doctoral student Janina Hofmann, are developing models for this.

Prof. Dr. Jan Krämer im Gespräch über datengetriebene Geschäftsmodelle und digitale Plattform-Ökonomie

Professor Jan Krämer examines market power in the digital platform economy. His analyses show that users may not be the most vulnerable.

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Social Logins, Fulfilment by Amazon, Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages: A team of researchers at the University of Passau has applied game theory models to analyse services offered by large online platforms. What may sound good, might come at a price...

In many cases, internet users benefit from the prominent display of certain content, a study finds.

Researchers from Passau and Namur, Belgium, have investigated discriminatory practices of online platforms such as sponsored search results and paid prominence. The research was commissioned by Brussels-based think tank CERRE.

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