Merle Uhl

PhD Student

Merle Uhl completed her Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the Justus Liebig University of Gießen with stays abroad in Montpellier and Granada. She earned her Master’s degree in Economics at the Free University of Berlin and the Copenhagen Business School. During her studies, she worked in economic consulting and at SAP, among others. Most recently, she was Head of Artificial Intelligence at Bitkom, the largest German industry association for the digital economy. Since July 2023, she has been working as a research assistant at the Weizenbaum Institute.

Fields of Research

Digital platforms, Data, Innovation


The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute

Social Media


Twitter: @merle_uhl

Journal Articles

Stocker, V., Smaragdakis, G. and Lehr, W.H. (2020). The State of Network Neutrality Regulation. ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, 50(1), 45-59, DOI:

Briglauer, W., Stocker, V. and Whalley, J. (2020). Public Policy Targets in EU Broadband Markets: The Role of Technological Neutrality. Telecommunications Policy, 44(5), June, Article 101908, available:

Stocker, V. and Knieps, G. (2019). Network Neutrality Through the Lens of Network Economics. Review of Network Economics, 17(3), 115-150.

Stocker, V. and Whalley, J. (2019). Who Replies to Consultations, and What Do They Say? The Case of Broadband Universal Service in the UK. Telecommunications Policy, 43(8), Article 101823, available:

Stocker, V. and Whalley, J. (2018). Speed Isn’t Everything – A Multi-criteria Analysis of the Broadband Consumer Experience in the UK, Telecommunications Policy, 42(1), 1-14.

Stocker, V., Smaragdakis, G., Lehr, W.H. and Bauer, S. (2017). The Growing Complexity of Content Delivery Networks: Challenges and Implications for the Internet Ecosystem, Telecommunications Policy, 41(10), 1003-1016.

Knieps, G. and Stocker, V. (2016). Price and QoS Differentiation in all-IP Networks, International Journal of Management and Network Economics, 3(4), 317-335.

Knieps, G. and Stocker, V. (2015). Network Neutrality Regulation – The Fallacies of Regulatory Market Splits, Intereconomics, 50(1), 46-51.


Stocker, V. (2020). Innovative Capacity Allocations for All-IP Networks: A Network Economic Analysis of Evolution and Competition in the Internet Ecosystem, Freiburger Studien zur Netzökonomie, Nomos: Baden-Baden [Doctoral Thesis].

Knieps, G. and Stocker, V. (eds.) (2019). The Future of the Internet: Innovation, Integration and Sustainability. Nomos: Baden-Baden. [1]

Book Chapters

Stocker, V. and Knieps, G. (2021). Digitalizing Telecommunications – Innovation, Complexity, and Diversity in the Internet Ecosystem. In: Finger, M. and Moreno, J. (eds.), A Modern Guide to the Digitalization of Infrastructure, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham UK et al., chapter 3 [To be published in 2021].

Stocker, V. (2019). Ecosystem Evolution and End-to-End QoS on the Internet: The (Remaining) Role of Interconnections. In: Knieps, G. and Stocker, V. (eds.), The Future of the Internet: Innovation, Integration and Sustainability. Nomos: Baden-Baden, 171-193.

Blog Articles and Other

Frías, Z. and Stocker, V. (2020b). The Economics of Infrastructure Sharing in 5G Networks, Technology Policy and Ethics IEEE Future Directions Newsletter, available:

Frías, Z. and Stocker, V. (2020a). Zur Ökonomie gemeinsamer Ressourcennutzung in 5G Netzen, Ökonomenstimme, available:

Knieps, G. and Stocker, V. (2020). Die Zukunft des Internets: Innovation, Integration und Nachhaltigkeit, Ökonomenstimme, available:–innovation-integration-und-nachhaltigkeit/

Kolleck, A. and Stocker, V. (2020b). Carsharing in der Krise: Das Ende des Teilens?, Kurz kommentiert, Wirtschaftsdienst, 100(7), S. 478,

Kolleck, A. and Stocker, V. (2020a). Car Sharing in der Krise — Wie beeinflusst Covid-19 die individuelle Mobilität?, Ökonomenstimme, available:–wie-beeinflusst-covid-19-die-individuelle-mobilitaet/

Stocker, V. (2020). What is the future of the Internet?, International Telecommunication Society Blog, January, available: