RESEARCH TOPICS FOR STUDENTS

Looking for a term paper topic? An MA thesis topic?  Or perhaps even a dissertation topic?  Following are a few areas that I am strongly interested in.  I would be happy to supervise independent study, MA theses, or doctoral dissertations in these areas (and am available to discuss them for term papers etc.)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria 

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

GRADUATE COURSES

Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Numerous lectures in many countries on: Economic and Legal Principles of Regulation; Costing and Rate-Design in Regulated Industries; Alternatives to Traditional Rate Base/Rate-of-Return Regulation, Incentive Regulation, Regulatory Treatment of Foreign Utility Investment, Deregulation as a Policy Strategy.  (Go to my bio page for details.)

RECENT COMMISSIONED RESEARCH

2008-2010 Co-principal investigator “Addressing information security issues of end-users”, with Michel van Eeten, funded by the OECD, Paris

2008-2009 Co-principal investigator “Assessing damages from information security breaches,” funded by OPTA (Dutch Telecommunications Regulatory Authority), The Hague, The Netherlands

2008-2009 Co-principal investigator “The state of information and communication infrastructure in Michigan”, with Kurt DeMaagd and Steven S. Wildman, funded by the Institute of Public Policy and Social Science Research (IPPSR) at Michigan State University

2007-2008 Co-principal investigator “Financial aspects of malware,” with Michel van Eeten, Technical University Delft, the Netherlands, funded by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva, Switzerland

2005 "Case studies on U.S. telecom reform" for the Center for Information and Communication Technologies, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

2005 "Cognitive Radio in the United States" for the Research Institute for Telecommunications Economics (RITE), Tokyo, Japan

2005 "Unbundling in the United States" for the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW), Berlin, Germany

 

Updated August 14, 2014