Internet Economics and Governance


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The student shall have knowledge about the economics of electronic communication infrastructures and how they are governed.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the techno-economics of Internet infrastructures
  • Must be able to demonstrate insight into governance structures of the Internet
  • Must have knowledge about convergence and its impact on regulation and governance
  • Must have knowledge about regulation of competition, user access, and scarce resources
  • Must have knowledge about Internet organisations and the standardisation process for internet technologies
  • Must have knowledge about unbundling and vertical separation of Internet infrastructures
  • Must have knowledge about consumer issues in relation to provision of Internet infrastructures
  • Must be able to understand the importance and implications of different governance models for the Internet


  • Must be able to analyse the economic and technological conditions which influence governance and market structure of electronic communication infrastructures
  • Must be able to apply economic theory for analysis of market conditions for provision of Internet services
  • Must be able to analyse drivers and barriers towards investments in electronic infrastructures
  • Must be able to discuss and evaluate Internet policies at the national and international level


  • Must be able to demonstrate development of his/her knowledge, understanding, and ability to make use of socio-economic methods within the fields of Internet economics and governance

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of Chapter 3.



Name of examInternet Economics and Governance
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternet-√łkonomi og regulering
Module codeESNICTEK3K2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design