Rishab Aiyer Ghosh  

103 Parivar Apts 
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New Delhi 110092 INDIA
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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.  
 In 1994  Rishab developed the 'Cooking-pot Market' model of Internet Economics, a system of non-formal, transaction-less barter. He was invited by the European Commission to speak on information economics at the first Information Society Conference under their IST programme in 1998. Since January 1999,  as an advisor to the EC Brussels headquarters for the Universal Information Ecosystems/Future Emerging Technologies programme, he has provided inputs on their policy for promoting European research companies.  

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  

Orbiten Research : Orbiten Free Software Survey... : article on same in First Monday

First Monday  

Deus X Machina  

The Indian Techonomist  
Cooking Pot Markets: an Economic Model for the Trade in Free Goods and Services on the Internet 

Economics is dead. Long live economics! A Commentary on Michael Goldhaber's "The Attention Economy" 

Networked-centered is an oxymoron 

The first measuring tool to get a grasp of non-monetary economic activity  
on the internet is now available. CODD analyses contribution and authorship  
concentration of "open source" (or any other) software. it can be used as  
a foundation for modelling and predicting value flows in software developer