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Name  Johannes Bauer

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Education  Vienna University of Economics and Business

Network Openness, Innovation, and Sector Performance

Johannes M. Bauer is a professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Since January 2013 he serves as the Chairperson of the Department. He is also affiliated with the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law at the university.


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Bauer holds a PhD. and M.A. in economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria.

Professional experience

Bauer joined Michigan State University in 1990. From 1993 until 1998, he directed the Institute of Public Utilities and Network Industries at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University. Between 2001 and 2009, he held several management positions at the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law. Bauer taught and researched as a visiting professor at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (2000-2001); the University of Constance, Germany (2010); and the University of Zurich, Switzerland (2012).


His research covers a wide range of issues related to the evolution of communications and information industries, in particular the design and effects of public policies towards these industries, and business strategies in network industries, often from a comparative and international perspective. Recent projects dealt with the role of Internet Service Providers in botnet mitigation (with Michel van Eeten, Delft University of Technology), the changing role of the state in telecommunications, and the governance of next-generation communications networks and services, the factors influencing innovation in advanced communication systems, and network neutrality. Funded, among others, by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the OECD, and the ITU, his work is published in journals such as Telecommunications Policy, Information Economics and Policy, Applied Economics, Government Information Quarterly, Communications & Strategies, Telematics & Informatics, and Info.

Public service

Bauer has worked in advisory capacity with public and private sector organizations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and training programs for professionals from government and industry. Service to the academic community includes roles as associate editor of Telecommunications Policy, and membership on the editorial boards of Information Economics and Policy, Communications & Strategies, the Journal of Information Policy, and the Communications & Convergence Review. From 2010 through 2013, Bauer served as the Chairperson of TPRC, the Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy. He is a member of the Executive Board of the International Telecommunications Society.


In 2005, he founded Synthesys, Inc., a company specializing on developing practical solutions to complex problems in business and public policy.

Recent publications

Bauer, J.M. (2014), Platforms, systems competition, and innovation: reassessing the foundations of communications policy, Telecommunications Policy, 38.

Bauer, J.M., Madden, G., & Morey, A. (2014), Effects of economic conditions and policy interventions on OECD broadband adoption, Applied Economics, 46(12): 1361-1372.

Bauer, J.M. & Obar, J.A. (2014), Reconciling political and economic goals in the net neutrality debate, The Information Society, 30(1), p. 1-19.

LaRose, R., Bauer, J.M., DeMaagd, K., Chew, H.E., Ma, W., & Jung, Y. (2014), Public broadband investment priorities in the United States: an analysis of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, Government Information Quarterly, 31(1): 53-64.


Johannes M. Bauer Wikipedia