Welcome to Political Economy of Information and Communication Technologies


The aim of the course is to refine the level of knowledge of the participating Ph.D. students on the economic and political structures and mechanisms affecting technology development in the information and communication technology (ICT) area. It also considers the impact of implementation and application of ICTs on the economy and broader social developments. It is a course in the political economy of technology development with a disciplinary point of departure in economics and social science. This theme is explored at a company (micro), sectoral (meso) and/or societal (macro) level. This will depend on the specific topics chosen in the course.

The course targets Ph.D. students with a technology background combined with an economics and/or social science approach and students with an economics and /or social science background focusing on technology development.

The specific topic for 2016 course will be ‘Content and Infrastructures’.


Organizers: Professor Anders Henten, e-mail: henten@cmi.aau.dk & Associate Professor Reza Tadayoni, e-mail: reza@cmi.aau.dk

Lecturers: Professor William H. Melody, Professor Knud Erik Skouby, Professor Anders Henten & Associate Professor Reza Tasayoni

ECTS: 5.0

Time: 12-16 September 2016

Place: AAU Copenhagen, Frederikskaj 10, 2450 Copenhagen, rooms:

12.-13. September – room FKJ10B 0.24
14.-16. September – room FKJ10A 3.132

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 22 August 2016

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.