Dr. J.P. Poort

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Associate Professor / Co-director

Joost Poort is associate professor and co-director of the Institute for Information Law. He works as an economist on various economic and multidisciplinary research projects in the field of copyright, telecommunications and media. Examples include studies on online piracy and enforcement measures against it, the financing of European films and the extension or renewal of licences for telecommunications and commercial radio. On 18 February 2015, he successfully defended his dissertation Empirical Evidence for Policy in Telecommunication, Copyright and Broadcasting. He graduated cum laude as a physicist at Utrecht University in 1996. A year later, he graduated in the Philosophy of Science. During his studies Joost spent a year in Ireland at University College Cork. After his studies, Joost started in 1998 as an economic researcher at Nyenrode Forum for Economic Research (NYFER), where he has been working as a senior researcher since 2000. From 2003 he worked at SEO Economic Research, initially as senior researcher and since 2008 as head of the Competition and Regulation cluster. Over the years, his research has increasingly focused on the economic aspects of copyright, telecommunications and media. Joost is lead author and in many cases project leader of a large number of studies and has written many articles and chapters in scientific, semi-scientific and popular media. He regularly speaks at scientific conferences and expert meetings and debates at home and abroad. In addition, he has written position papers and essays for various ministries and on several occasions was secretary of interdepartmental government committees. Since mid-2015 he has been an Honorary Economics Fellow at CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, at the University of Glasgow.