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Rishab Aiyer Ghosh Rishab is Co-Programme Leader of the e-Basics Research Unit at the International Institute of Infonomics, a venture of Maastricht University supported by the European Commission. He has been programme leader at the Institute since its founding in January 2000, though he is currently still working out of New Delhi, India.
Rishab is international and managing editor of First Monday, a peer-reviewed journal started with Esther Dyson and Edward Valauskas in 1995. The journal covers Internet economics, law and technology and its editorial board members include Vint Cerf and Ed Krol.
For two years starting February
1994, Rishab wrote a weekly column, Electric Dreams for The Asian Age newspaper.
He distributed this on an on-line subscription-by-request mailing list
that grew to include Esther Dyson, Vint Cerf, Mitch Kapor and George Gilder.
Based on this column, Rishab was signed-up by HarperCollins to write a
book on Internet economics and law.
Rishab wrote and published an analytical newsletter on Indian media and communications targeted at a global audience, The Indian Techonomist, for two years from 1995. The subscription list of this free on-request newsletter grew to include senior representatives of industry, government and academia, such as US Federal Communications Commissioner Reed Hundt. The Techonomist tracked the progress of India's telecom privatisation programme ever since the day the first wireline auctions took place in 1995, when it published complete bids and an analysis online. The Techonomist led in a series of far-sighted analyses on the policy/market environment. The repeated, aborted auction process and the poor consumer response were only some of the newsletter's predictions.
Apart from publishing The Indian Techonomist, Rishab has analysed Indian communication and media markets for US-based Paul Kagan Associates for four years. He has developed a unique proprietary database of projections and data on the Indian telecom environment, and was the first to create and put to use analytical measures tailored to a developing market such as India, including the concept of the viable population and its use in common telecom financial/evaluation ratios.
Rishab has been actively involved in the Internet policy development process in India. He has been invited to make presentations to Telecom Secretaries since 1995, including a white paper on lowering entry barriers (presented with the support of the Internet Society and Vint Cerf). Rishab was the first to suggest comparisons between the Internet and the cable industry in India; this has now been picked up by the highest levels of policy formation in government.
Rishab does consultancy for
companies wishing to enter the Indian market; his clients include Sprint/Global
One and Apple Computer.
Links zu Rishab Gosh
The first measuring tool to
get a grasp of non-monetary economic activity