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Prof. W. Edward Steinmueller

Director University of SussexScience Policy Research Unit


Location: Brighton, UK


Steinmueller received his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University His works include industrial economics studies of software, integrated circuit and telecommunication industries and the book Mobilizing the Information Society: Strategies for Growth and Opportunity, Oxford University Press, 2000 (with R. Mansell). His current areas of research include the economics of user-produced content and open source communities, purposive virtual communities such as Wikipedia and virtual communities built around physical places, the economics of scientific knowledge production and distribution, and the relationships among social, organisational, and technological factors in the production and adoption of new Internet related technologies including their social and economic impact. He is internationally known for his work on the integrated circuit, computer, telecommunication, and software industries and is a policy consultant in areas of industrial policy and high technology competition such as intellectual property rights, competition policy and standardisation.