The institute introduces itself

"The Institute for Broadcasting Economics was founded in 1990. It is associated with the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne. It concerns itself with economic questions about broadcasting and audiovisual services, with basic and applied research. It also fulfils tasks in teaching and in linking theory and practice.

The Institute is managed by an Executive Board. According to its Statute this board consists of members of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (Prof. Detlef Schoder; Prof. Johannes Münster). The Executive Board is advised by an Academic Advisory Board, which consists of media scientists and practitioners from media companies (Head: Reinhard Grätz).

The Institute is founded by a Registered Association (Chairman: Michael Krüßel), which consists of legal persons (broadcasting corporations, consulting companies and regulatory authorities) and private persons (members of the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne, members of the Board of Trustees of the University of Cologne and practitioners of media companies).

The activities of the Institute are elucidated in activity reports, which are published every two years. The results of our research activities are published by the series "Working Papers of the Institute for Broadcasting Economics" that can be downloaded from the Institute's website, by the series "Schriften zur Rundfunkökonomie", published by the Vistas Verlag, Berlin, by the series "Kölner Beiträge zur Medienökonomie", published by the Lit-Verlag, Berlin, and by contributions in professional journals, monographs, and readers.

On our websites you also find current news about broadcasting; events and developments relating to media policy, a list with links to broadcasters, to print media, to public media authorities, initiatives and associations, to the topics ofdigitalisation and interactive TV, to media content, to education in the field of media economics, and to information about studying at the University of Cologne.