SIS Seminar Series: "ICT Economics: Economic Effects & CO2 Emissions Reduction of Trusted Third Party Digital Repositories." Guest speaker Dr. W. Oh

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:30to14:00
Room 106, School of Information Studies, 3661 Peel, Rm. 106, Montreal, CA

Join us for a McGill School of Information Studies (SIS) Seminar Series public research talk on information and communications technology (ICT) economics and trusted third party digital repositories with guest speaker Dr. Wankeun Oh, Visiting Professor, McGill School of Information Studies and Professor, Dept. of Economics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea.


Trusted third party digital repositories (TTPR) are designed to receive, manage, store, and provide access to clients’ electronic documents through trustworthy management to facilitate the secure exchange and transaction of electronic documents between multiple parties in an e-commerce environment. ICT economics aims to analyze economic effects of producing and using ICT products and services, and examine the relationship between ICT and economic performance.

This talk will introduce the concept of ICT economics and explore Dr. Oh’s study which estimates economic effects and CO2 emissions reduction related to using TTPR services in the banking sector. The findings of this study demonstrate that adopting TTPR is a very feasible solution to promote the secure usage of electronic documents, achieve competitive advantages, increase economic net profits, and save costs economically and environmentally.


Wankeun Oh is a Professor of Economics Department at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea and a Visiting Professor at the School of Information Studies, McGill University. He has a PhD in Economics from Texas A&M University in the United States. His research areas include ICT Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics and Macroeconometrics. Dr. Oh is serving as an associate editor for Energy Economics, and has published several papers in major economic journals, including Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Inquiry, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Journal of Policy Modeling, and Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. He can be contacted at wanoh [at] hufs.ac.kr.

This talk is free and open to all. Please arrive early to secure a seat.

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