May 12-14, 2017

The 1st doctoral workshop was hosted by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research in May 2017. The best paper award was granted by the organizing committee to Zhuang Liu from University of Western Ontario for his empirical research on the impact of file-sharing on movie box-office.





12 May 2017



12:00 – 13:00    Buffet Lunch


13:00 – 13:15    Welcome by the local organizer


13:15 – 14:15    Keynote speech: 

Broadband and its Many Impacts: Some Findings and Lots of Open Research Questions

TOMMASO VALLETTI (Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission and Professor of Economics at Imperial College London)


14:15 – 14:55   Reputational Concerns and Moral Hazard on a Platform for Home Service Provision

        JAKOB HENNIG (Toulouse School of Economics) and Milena Petrova 

        Discussant: Marc Bourreau (Telecom ParisTech)


14:55 – 15:35  Online Media: When Promoting Competitors Softens Competition

XAVIER LAMBIN (Toulouse School of Economics)

        Discussant: Johannes Koenen (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)


15:35 – 16:00 Coffee Break


16:00 – 16:40   Regulating an Industry Undergoing Technological Change –

The Case of Telecom in Austria

Oliver Falck, ALEXANDRA HEIMISCH (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Johannes Koenen and Andreas Mazat 

Discussant: Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)


16:40 – 17:20   Estimating the Effects of File-sharing on Movie Box-Office

ZHUANG LIU (University of Western Ontario)

Discussant: Paul Belleflamme (Université Catholique de Louvain)


17:20 – 18:00   Tax-Free Digital News?

Øystein Foros, Hans Jarle Kind and TIM WYNDHAM (NHH Norwegian School of Economics)

Discussant: Paul Belleflamme (Université Catholique de Louvain)


19:00              Dinner





13 May 2017



09:00 – 09:40  Unemployment and Online Labor

Kathrin Borchert, Matthias Hirthy, Michael Kummer, Ulrich Laitenberger, Olga Slivko, STEFFEN VIETE (ZEW)

Discussant: Axel Gautier (Université de Liege)


09:40 – 10:20   Salience in Retailing: Vertical Restraints on Internet Sales

MAGDALENA HELFRICH (University of Bayreuth) and Fabian Herweg 

Discussant: Uli Laitenberger (Telecom ParisTech)


10:20 – 10:50   Coffee Break


10:50 – 11:30    Has Internet Increased the Job Finding Rate? An Empirical Analysis

MANUEL DENZER (Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz)

Discussant: Oliver Falck (CESifo Group Munich)


11:30– 12:10    Sex Crime, Murder, and Broadband Internet Expansion - Evidence for German Municipalities


Discussant: Oliver Falck (CESifo Group Munich)


12:10 – 13:10Lunch


13:10– 13:50    Targeted Advertising and Consumer Information

SEBASTIEN BROOS (University of Liege)

Discussant: Alexandre de Cornière (Toulouse School of Economics)


13:50 – 14:30   Surfing for Votes: An Evaluation of Internet Voting in Estonia

TOBIAS ROSSMANN (University of Munich)

Discussant: Simone Schüller (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)


14:30 – 15:10   Broadband Internet and the Stationary Retail Sector: Employment Effects

ANDREAS MAZAT (ifo Institute for Economic Research), Tobias Lohse and Bastian Stockinger

Discussant: Vicente Lagos (Telecom ParisTech)


15:10 – 15:40   Coffee Break


15:40 – 16:20    The Effect of Competition Intensity on Software Security - An Empirical Analysis of Security Patch Release on the Web Browser Market

ARRAH-MARIE JO (Telecom Paris Tech)

Discussant: Axel Gautier (Université de Liege)


15:40 – 16:20    Platform Differentiation in Two-Sided Markets: Empirical Evidence from Crowdfunding

 JORDANA VIOTTO (Telecom ParisTech)  

Discussant: Alexandre de Cornière (Toulouse School of Economics)


17:00 – 17:10    Concluding Remarks & End of Conference