Bio

Johannes M. Bauer is a Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University (MSU). In addition to serving as the Chairperson of the Department, he is the Director of Special Programs of the Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law. Trained as an engineer and economist, he holds MA and PhD degrees in economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. After time as a visiting student in the United States, he returned to Vienna, where he held a position as a lecturer in economics, before joining Michigan State University in 1990. His international work experience was enriched by extended stays as a visiting professor at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, the University of Konstanz, Germany, and most recently the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

His research covers a wide range of issues related to innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) industries, business models of national and global players, as well as the public policy and governance challenges of harnessing the full benefits of ICT for society. Much of his work is international and comparative in scope. Dr. Bauer’s research findings are published in more than 100 articles in journals and books. From 2010-2013, he served as the Chairperson of the Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC). A member of the Board of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS), he is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has served as an advisor to public and private sector organizationsinNorth and South America, Europe, and Asia.

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CURRENT POSITIONS

2014-present, Chairperson and Professor, Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University

2013-2014, Chairperson and Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, & Media, Michigan State University

2009-present, Director of Special Programs, Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law, Michigan State University

2003-present, Senior Fellow, Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University

FORMAL EDUCATION

1989 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria (summa cum laude)

1982 M.A. in Economics, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna (summa cum laude)

1975 Engineer in Precision Mechanics, Federal Secondary College of Engineering,Mödling, Austria (summa com laude)

PRIOR POSITIONS

2012, Visiting Professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2010 (Summer), Visiting Professor, University of Konstanz, Germany

2005-2009, Co-Director, Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

2003-2012, Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, & Media, Michigan State University

2003-2005, Executive Director, Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

2002 (May), Visiting Professor, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China.

2001-2003, Associate Director, Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1994-2003, Associate Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1998-2002, Research Associate, Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University

2000-2001, Visiting Professor, Interfaculty Center for Infrastructure Management and Design, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

1997-2000, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University. 

1993-1998, Director, Institute of Public Utilities, The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 

1990-1994, Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. 

1985-1990, Lecturer in Economics, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria. 

1982-1985, Project Director, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria.

HONORARY POSITIONS

2010-present, Associate Editor, Telecommunications Policy

2010-present, International Editor, International Telecommunications Policy Review

2009-present, Member, International Scientific Advisory Board, LIRNEasia, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2005-present, Member of the Executive Board, International Telecommunication Society (ITS)

2004-present, Member, Editorial Board, Information Economics and Policy

2010-2013, Chair, Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC)

2007-2012, Member, Editorial Board, Communications & Strategies

2007-2008, CIC Academic Leadership Program Fellow

2005-2010, Book Review Editor, Journal of Media Economics

2003-2009, Member, International Scientific Advisory Board, Next-Generation Infrastructures Program, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands

1998-2003, Member, International Scientific Advisory Board, Interfaculty Center Design and Management of Infrastructures, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands

2001-2005, Member, Executive Committee, Transportation and Public Utilities Group, American Economic Association

2000-2001, Chairman, Transportation and Public Utilities Group, American Economic Association 

1999-2000, Chairman Elect, Transportation and Public Utilities Group, American Economic Association

ADVISING AND CONSULTING

Resource, consultant, and expert witness to public and private sector organizations in Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Thailand, and the United States. 
 

Updated August 14, 2014