Johannes M. Bauer is a Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. Since January 2013 he also has also been the Department Chair. He is trained as an engineer and economist, holding MA and PhD degrees in economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria. While at MSU, he also had appointments as visiting professor at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands (2000-2001), the University of Konstanz, Germany (Summer 2010), and most recently the University of Zurich, Switzerland (2012). Dr. Bauer is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has served as an advisor to public and private sector organizations in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
His research, teaching and writing focuses on the digital economy, with a particular interest in how the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICT) can be fully utilized while its potential downsides can be tamed. Much of his work is international and comparative in scope. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and other organizations, my research is published in leading journals in the field, such as Telecommunications Policy, Information Economics and Policy, The Information Society, Information Systems Frontiers, and the International Journal of Communications.