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Michał Grajek

Former Non Resident Fellow

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Michał Grajek is an Associate Professor of Economics at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). Previously he worked as a research fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and the Humboldt University of Berlin. He received his doctorate degree in economics with honors (summa cum laude) from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in Germany and completed his master's studies of economics at the Warsaw University in Poland and undergraduate studies of economics at Columbia University in the U.S..

Michał's research focuses on the frontier of Industrial Organization, where he utilizes advanced econometric methods to address issues related to modern economy. His areas of research include topics such as network effects, compatibility, and standardization with particular emphasis on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). He has also worked on investment and regulation issues in network industries and standardization in international trade and published in leading academic journals in the area of Industrial Organization, Law and Economics and International Business.

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Policy Contribution

Why is Europe lagging on next generation access networks?

Fibre-based next generation access (NGA) roll-out across the European Union is one of the goals of the European Commission’s Digital Agenda strategy, however, there remains considerable uncertainty about how the roll-out goal can best be achieved.

By: Wolfgang Briglauer, Carlo Cambini, Michał Grajek and Bruegel Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: October 1, 2015
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ICT for growth: A targeted approach

The digital Agenda for Europe is a prime example of an initiative to promote EU growth. One of the Europe 2020 strategy’s seven flagship initiatives, it focuses on information and communication technologies (ICTs) as a spur for sustainable and inclusive growth. Several obstacles that keep European businesses and organisations from making greater use of ICT […]

By: Michał Grajek Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: July 5, 2012
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Policy Contribution

ICT for growth: a targeted approach

This policy contribution assesses the broad obstacles hampering ICT-led growth in Europe and identifies the main areas in which policy could unlock the greatest value. We review estimates of the value that could be generated through take-up of various technologies and carry out a broad matching with policy areas.

By: Michał Grajek Topic: Digital economy and innovation Date: June 20, 2012