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Volker Stocker

Weizenbaum Institute & TU Berlin

Brief info

Volker Stocker is an economist who specializes in the digital economy and the Internet ecosystem. Since May 2019, he has been leading the multidisciplinary research group "Digital Economy, Internet Ecosystem, and Internet Policy" at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (German Internet Institute; prior to September 2022, the group was named "Work and Cooperation in the Sharing Economy”). Additionally, Volker is a post-doctoral researcher in the Internet Architecture and Management Group at TU Berlin and an associated researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken. Furthermore, Volker is a board member of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), and Co-Chair of the ITS Europe.

Volker holds a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Freiburg (summa cum laude) and held visiting researcher positions at renowned institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, Northumbria University, and MIT.

In his research, Volker takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining different areas of expertise and methods to investigate critical issues related to the digital economy at the intersection of technology, economics/management, and policy. His primary research interests include the economics, evolution, and regulation of digital infrastructures, platforms, and technologies, as well as the Internet ecosystem.

Dynamic Competition Initiative

Supported by Berkeley Haas & EUI Department of Law