Economic Foundations of Innovation and Intellectual Property (Module 5)
Wolfgang Kerber is Professor of Economics at University of Marburg (Germany) since 1997. He was Visiting Scholar at the Law Schools of University College London, Queen Mary University of London, University of California (Irvine), Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), and Hauser Global Fellow at NYU Law School.
He has done research in competition policy, evolutionary and innovation economics, law and economics, and European integration. His current main fields of research are (1) competition law and economics, (2) law and economics of innovation and IP, and (3) regulatory problems of the digital economy (competition, data governance, and privacy).
His most recent publications are about the assessment of innovation effects in competition law (esp. in merger cases), interoperability in the digital economy, copyright exhaustion of digital goods, digital markets and privacy, data ownership, data rights, and data governance (e.g., access to in-vehicle data in connected cars), data access in competition law, interplay between competition law and data protection law (The German Facebook Case: The Law and Economics of the Relationship between Competition and Data Protection Law, European Journal of Law and Economics 54, 2022, 217-250, coauthored with Karsten Zolna); Digital Markets Act, and the Data Act (Governance of IoT Data: Why the Data Act will not Fulfill its Objectives, GRUR International 72(2), 2023, 120-135).