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EPIP15 PhD Workshop: Economics of Copyright and the Creative Economy

We invite registrations from early career researchers to attend this year’s pre-conference workshop on the theme of economics of copyright, organised in conjunction with EPIP 2015.

The Workshop will offer a structured programme of intimate and informal presentations by experts in the fields of economics of copyright and the creative industries. The afternoon session will include discussion on research methods and presentations by students. International faculty taking part include Richard Watt, Ruth Towse, Patrick Waelbroeck, Paul Heald, Christian Handke, Theo Koutmeridis and Kris Erickson.

The Workshop will precede the EPIP15 conference and the SERCI annual conference both being held at CREATe University of Glasgow 2-4 September. The Workshop is open to all early career PhD students and postdocs conducting research relating to any topic on copyright and the creative industries. Some familiarity with economic concepts is recommended in order to benefit most from the event. PhDs registered to attend the full EPIP conference can attend the pre-conference workshop at no additional cost. The fee to attend the workshop only is £90. Attendees will receive refreshments and lunch on the day of the event.

To register, students should visit the following page:

We ask that registrants provide the topic of their research, the name of their home university department and name of project supervisor(s), if applicable. Any registration queries should be directed to: Andrew McHugh ( with the subject line ‘PhD Pre-Conference’. Places are limited, so please register early.

The workshop organisers have located suitable accommodation at the Belhaven Hotel nearby to the pre-conference (Please mention CREATe / EPIP 2015 when making your booking):


09.30 Registration and coffee
09.45 Introduction: to the course
10.00 Copyright and the creative economy: Professor Ruth Towse
10.45 Economic theory of copyright: Professor Richard Watt
11.30 Coffee break
11.45 Empirical studies on economic effects of copyright: Professor Paul Heald; Professor Patrick Waelbroeck
13.00 Lunch provided
14.00 Student presentations and discussions: led by Dr Christian Handke, Dr Kristofer Erickson and Dr Theo Koutmeridis
17.00 Close of workshop
18.00 Drinks reception at Glasgow City Council Chambers, Town Centre.

EPIP 2015 Committees

Conference Chair

  • Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow)

Peer Reviewers

  • Kris Erickson (Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith Research Fellow in Social Sciences, CREATe, University of Glasgow)
  • Kenny Barr (CREATe, University of Glasgow)
  • Megan Blakely (CREATe, University of Glasgow)
  • Chris Buccafusco (Cardozo School of Law, New York)
  • Sheona Burrow (CREATe, University of Glasgow)
  • Fabian E. Gaessler (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, München)
  • Arina Gorbatvuk  (University of Leuven)
  • Georg von Graevenitz (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Stuart Graham (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta)
  • Dietmar Harhoff (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Unversität München, Germany)
  • Paul Heald (University of Illinois)
  • Karin Hoisl (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, München)
  • Theo Koutmeridis (CREATe, University of Glasgow)
  • Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow)
  • Amadine Leonard (University of Leuven)
  • Frank Müller-Langer (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, München)
  • Geertrui van Overwalle (University of Leuven)
  • Victoria Stobo (CREATe, University of Glasgow)
  • Sebastian Stoll (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, München)
  • Roland A. Stürz  (INNO-tec, Ludwig-Maximilians-Unversität München)
  • Sukhpreet Singh (CREATe, University of Glasgow)
  • Ruth Towse (Bournemouth University, and CREATe)

EPIP Board

  • Stephan Bechtold (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Irene Calboli (Marquette University Law School; National University of Singapore)
  • Séverine Dusollier (Sciences Po, Ecole de Droit, Paris, France)
  • Georg von Graevenitz (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
  • Stuart Graham (Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA)
  • Christoph Grimpe (Copenhaguen Business School, Denmark)
  • Dietmar Harhoff (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Unversität München, Germany)
  • Reto Hilty (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Germany
  • Martin Kretschmer (CREATe, University of Glasgow, UK)
  • Francesco Lissoni (University of Bordeaux IV, France)
  • Myriam Mariani (Bocconi University, Italy)
  • Geertrui van Overwalle (University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • Ingrid Schneider (University of Hamburg, Germany)
  • Salvatore Torrisi (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Bruno van Pottelsberghe (Solvay Business School, Belgium)
  • Patrick Waelbroeck (Telecom ParisTech, France)
  • Elisabeth Webster (Swinburne University of  Technology, Australia)

Local Organisers

Sukhpreet Singh, Andrew McHugh, Diane McGrattan (CREATe, University of Glasgow)

Contacting the Organisers


Telephone: +44 (0)141 330 1980

Postal Address:
10 the Square
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom G12 8QQ


A number of rooms are held on an “allocation only” basis at the following listed hotels.  An allocation of rooms means delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation and have access to special rates negotiated by CREATe.  The rooms can be booked via e-mail or telephone. Guests are required to provide a credit or debit card in order to guarantee their rooms and settle their bill on departure.

Please contact your chosen hotel quoting the appropriate discount code (in most cases “EPIP 2015”) to make your booking and guarantee your reservation with the hotel directly.


For the nights of 31 Aug, and 1 Sep , 2 Sep and 3 Sep [expected to be the most practical choice for PhD workshop delegates]

The Belhaven Hotel,  Belhaven Terrace, Glasgow, G12 0TG
Tel: 0141 339 3222 Fax: 0141 339 2212

The Belhaven offers an intimate 18-room restored Victorian townhouse situated within the heart of Glasgow’s cosmopolitan West End. Rooms vary from superior single room, single en suite room and budget single at the cost of £60.00 per room per night (inclusive of breakfast) basis whereas all the double room and premier room will be £60.00 + £10.00 (extra supplement for the double room) per room per night inclusive of breakfast.

Please note the last date for booking rooms at the Belhaven Hotel will be July 15 ,2015 (6 weeks prior to the date) after that all the rooms will be released.  Please quote “EPIP 2015” when making your booking


For the nights of 1 Sep , 2 Sep and 3 Sep

Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, Glasgow, G1 3SF
Tel: +44 (0) 141 240 3700 

60 rooms are held at the Grand Central Hotel
£125.00 (standard rooms – single occupancy
£135.00 (standard rooms – double occupancy

Deluxe Room Supplement £35.00
RATES in GBP per night.  All rates include VAT at current rate and service

Please note the last date for booking rooms at the Grand Central Hotel will be July 21 2015 (6 weeks prior to the date) after that all the rooms will be released. Please quote “EPIP 2015” when making your booking.


For the nights of 1 Sep , 2 Sep, 3 Sep and 4 Sep [expected to be the most practical choice for SERCI delegates]

Radisson BLU Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL

Tel. +44 (0) 204 3333

50 standard rooms are held at the Radisson BLU Hotel. The main rail station is adjacent to this hotel’s spot in Glasgow city centre, making it easy for guests to access points of interest within the city or other destinations in the country.

  • A short walk connects guests with the city’s network of bus, urban rail and underground transport systems. The tourist bus even stops at the hotel’s doors. Central Station is just across the street, and Buchanan Street bus station and Queen Street rail station are 10 minutes away.
  • Glasgow airport is 12 kilometres from the hotel, about 20 minutes by taxi. The airport bus is a quick, affordable option. Simply disembark outside Central Station and walk 200 metres down Hope Street to find the hotel.

£145.00 per room per night based on single occupancy
£157.00 per room per night based on double occupancy

These rates are inclusive of breakfast, VAT and internet

Please note the last date for booking rooms at the Radisson BLU Hotel will be  21 July 2015 (6 weeks prior to arrival). Please note hotel rooms will be released after this period. Please quote “EPIP 2015” when making your booking


For the nights of 1 Sep , 2 Sep and 3 Sep

Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor 1-9 Grosvenor Terrace, Glasgow, G12 0TA,
TEL: +44-141-339-8811

30 rooms are held at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor. The Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor is situated in the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant and bustling West End and within walking distance of Glasgow University, the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor hotel is the perfect place to stay during your visit to Scotland’s biggest city. Excellent transport links give Guests easy access to the SECC, Glasgow city centre and Glasgow International Airport.

£147.00 per night room only plus £10 for breakfast Please quote “GEPIP 2015” when making your booking (this is not a typographical error – this discount code differs from those above)





Visiting Glasgow

media_198617_enAbout the University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow, founded in 1451, is the fourth-oldest university in the English speaking world. The University occupies an architecturally stunning High Victorian campus on Gilmore Hill, within view of the Scottish Highlands. Visit the University’s web site for more information.

Travel Information

Travelling to Glasgow by plane

Glasgow International Airport

  • UK and europe map7 miles (11 km) west of the University, 8 miles (13 km) from the city centre
  • Bus service to the west end of Glasgow (no. 747) which stops minutes from the University with a journey time of about 30 minutes and a Glasgow Shuttle directly to the city centre
  • Taxi fare to West End costs approximately £15-20
  • Direct flight connections to all major European hubs, plus North America and the Middle East. It is often better to avoid London Heathrow, connecting instead at Amsterdam Schiphol.

Edinburgh International Airport

  • 42 miles (67 km) east of the University
  • There is a cheap direct Airlink shuttle from the airport to Glasgow city centre (every 30 minutes, about 55 minutes journey time).  From many destinations, this is the best way to travel to Glasgow.
  • There are  also frequent train connections which require travel via Edinburgh city centre

Prestwick International Airport

  • 22 miles (35 km) south west of the University
  • Has its own rail station with direct trains to Glasgow Central train station (journey time about 50 minutes)
  • Bus service to Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow city centre (journey time about 50 minutes)
  • Low cost European connections

Travelling to Glasgow by train

Glasgow has two main city-centre terminals: Central and Queen Street with intercity links to all major cities and frequent services to Edinburgh (50 minutes) and London (under 5 hours). For timetables see:

Travelling to Glasgow by car

Glasgow is well served by motorways (M74 to England, M8 to Edinburgh, M80 to Stirling and A82 to the Highlands).

From Carlisle, Newcastle and the south, exit M74 onto the M73, joining the M8 at the Old Monkland junction. M8 exits for the University are J18 if travelling from the south, Edinburgh and the north and J19 if coming from Glasgow Airport and the west. Other main routes serving the University include Great Western Road (A82, north of campus), Clydeside Expressway (A814, south) and Byres Road (B808, west). Car parking on the University campus and surrounding area is extremely difficult.

Travelling to Glasgow by coach

Buchanan Bus Station is the main terminus for long distance coaches. For national services throughout the UK see Megabus and National Express.

Once You’re Here – Getting around Glasgow

Maps and Apps

MyCity App

University of Glasgow campus map


  • Routes 4 and 4A run through the main campus from the city centre.
  • Other routes serve Dumbarton Road, Great Western Road and Byres Road.
  • A seasonal tourist bus stops at the University.


Local trains

The nearest suburban rail station is Partick, about one mile west of the University. It has an interchange with the subway and with bus services on Dumbarton Road.


Black taxi cabs can be picked up at most times in the University area and the city centre. You can also phone for a black taxi cab on 0141 429 7070.

Cycle racks

We have a number of places to park bicycles across campus. If you want to find out more about locations of cycle parking facilities, showers, bus stops, gates and car parking areas on our main campus, you can consult our University of Glasgow Active Travel Map (PDF).


Please register for EPIP 2015 using the Eventbrite form at the foot of this page. Once you have selected your ticket types you will be taken to Eventbrite’s secure portal to process payment.

Conference Fee Information

Conference participation (including conference documentation, lunches and coffee breaks)

  • Academic participant: 250 GBP
  • PhD student: 150 GBP
  • Non-academic participant: 350 GBP

Speakers with accepted articles who register before July 20, 2015

  • Academic participant: 180 GBP
  • PhD student: 110 GBP

Early career workshop on Tuesday 1 September 2015 (student rate, includes materials, lunch and coffee break). Please note that students registered to attend the full EPIP conference can attend this workshop at no additional cost – the fee is payable by those wishing to attend the pre-conference workshop only

  • PhD student and Postdoctoral participant: 90 GBP

Conference Banquet

The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday 2 September at Òran Mór. Formerly Kelvinside Parish Church, Òran Mór, Gaelic for ‘great melody of life’ or ‘big song’, is a thriving arts & entertainment venue in the heart of Glasgow’s West End. Please note that this dinner is not included in the ticket rates listed above and should be booked in addition if you wish to attend. Partners and associates not attending EPIP 2015 are more than welcome to attend – additional tickets can be booked using the form below.

  • Attendance at Conference Banquet (Per person): 50 GBP

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
In the first instance please check this website ( If you have further questions please email the organisers at

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You need not bring your printed ticket to the event.

What is the refund policy?
To cancel your place and request a refund, please email or click on the “Request a Refund” button from within your Eventbrite order.

Please note that full refunds can only be issued if you cancel in writing at least four weeks before the event.

What proof do you require of my student status?
If you select a student rate to attend EPIP 2015 please bring your University student ID card or other proof of study to registration.

Call for Papers

[Please note, the call for papers for EPIP 2015 is now closed]

Conference Theme

The conference will explore the role of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Creative Economy, with a focus on copyright, data and the changing economics of the digital world. Conceptual and methodological overlaps with the traditional topics of EPIP relating to patents and technological innovation are particularly encouraged.

This is a peer-reviewed conference. We welcomed submissions of Full Papers and Proposals for Themed Sessions of 3-4 papers. We also considered Extended Abstracts.

Proposals for a themed session named the organiser, three speakers that have agreed to participate (supported by abstracts for each paper), and a brief rationale for the session (one paragraph).

Deadline for submissions: May 20, 2015 (1700 BST)
Notification of acceptance: June 12, 2015 (1700 BST)

Topics of Interest Include:

  • IP and Economics of digitisation
  • IP and the digital single market
  • Copyright evidence and reform
  • Collecting societies
  • Big data (access, ownership, regulation)
  • Geographical indications
  • IP in pharmaceutical industry (supplementary protection)
  • Enforcement (preventive schemes in supply-side chain)
  • Standards and pools (standard essential patents, transparency in standardization)
  • Utility models, small patents
  • The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court
  • IP Litigation
  • IP and open innovation
  • IP and competition policy
  • IP and governance
  • IP and other incentives to innovate
  • IP and contract law
  • IP licensing
  • IP and science
  • IP and data protection
  • IP and measurement of intangible assets
  • IP and venture capital
  • Designs
  • Trade marks