EPIP15 PhD Workshop: Economics of Copyright and the Creative Economy

This year’s EPIP pre-conference workshop is on the theme of economics of copyright and the creative economy, organised by Professor Ruth Towse (CREATe Fellow).

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 instructors 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 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. PhD candidates registered to attend the full EPIP conference can attend the pre-conference workshop at no additional cost.

Registration is now closed.

In advance of the event, we ask that participants provide the topic of their research, the name of their home university department and name of project supervisor(s), and a 200-word bio outlining their research interests. For the afternoon session, participants should also complete the attached 3-slide template which will give the opportunity to ask a research design question to experts in attendance. These should be sent by email to (Kristofer.Erickson@glasgow.ac.uk) with the subject line ‘PhD Pre-Conference’.

The workshop organisers can suggest 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/.


09.15 Registration and coffee – CREATe Offices, room 404, 10, The Square
09.45 Introduction: to the course – Lady Cosgrove Room
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
13.45 Student presentations and discussions: led by Dr Christian Handke, Dr Kristofer Erickson and Dr Theo Koutmeridis. Students to complete and return 3-slide template with 5 minutes each to pose a research design question to the room.
16.00 Session: ‘Everything you wanted to know about the PhD and post-viva but were afraid to ask.’ Open roundtable discussion on early career development, publication and the interdisciplinary career path.
17.00 Close of workshop
18.00 Drinks reception at Glasgow City Council Chambers, Town Centre.