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: http://bit.ly/1KyjD82.

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 (Andrew.McHugh@glasgow.ac.uk) 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): http://www.epip2015.org/hotels/.


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.