Economics of Digitization



4 May 2018

(Amphitheater B312)


12:00 – 13:00   BUFFET LUNCH (Hall Barrault)



13:10 – 14:10   KEYNOTE SPEECH: Privacy protection and consumer retention

BRUNO JULLIEN (Toulouse School of Economics)


Session 1:  Chair: Alexandre de Cornière (Toulouse School of Economics)

14:10 – 14:50   Mixed competition in Next-Generation Networks

JEAN-MARC ZOGHEIB (Telecom ParisTech) and Marc Bourreau

Discussant: Axel Gautier (University of Liege)

14:50 – 15:30   Superstars in two-sided markets: exclusivity or not?

LEONARDO MADIO (University of York), Elias Carroni and Shiva Shekhar

Discussant: Alexandre de Cornière (Toulouse School of Economics)


15:30 – 16:00   COFFEE BREAK


Session 2:  Chair: Axel Gautier (University of Liege)

16:00 – 16:40   The effect of big data on recommendation quality: the example of Internet search

MAXIMILIAN SCHAEFER (DIW Berlin) and Szabocs Lorincz and Geza Sapi

Discussant: Sebastian Wichert (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

16:40 – 17:20    Information frictions on an online service market

MILENA PETROVA (Toulouse School of Economics)

Discussant: Roxana Fernandez (ENSEA)

17:20 – 18:00   Do social media matter? The impact of Twitter on US politics

TIZIANO ROTESI (Bocconi University)

Discussant: Gracia Cecere (Telecom Ecole de Management)


19:00   DINNER: Atelier de Maître Albert (for speakers and discussants)





5 May 2018

(Amphitheater Émeraude)


Session 3:  Chair: Oliver Falck (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

09:00 – 09:40   Robots and employment in offshoring countries: Evidence from Mexican local labor markets

MARIUS FABER (University of Basel)

Discussant: Oliver Falck (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

09:40 – 10:20   Structural estimation of limited attention observational using data from eBay Germany


Discussant: Vicente Lagos (Telecom ParisTech)


10:20 – 10:40   COFFEE BREAK


Session 4:  Chair: Marc Bourreau (Telecom ParisTech)

10:40 – 11:20   Does reputation hinder entry? Study of discrimination statistical on a platform

EMIL PALIKOT (Toulouse School of Economics), Xavier Lambin

Discussant: Uli Laitenberger (Telecom ParisTech)

11:20– 12:00   Organic social information with heterogeneous buyers

LOIS SIMANJUNTAK (University of Manchester), Carlo Reggiani, Alejandro Saporiti

Discussant: Marc Bourreau (Telecom ParisTech)


12:00 – 13:00    LUNCH (Brasserie Circus)


Session 5:  Chair: Paul Belleflamme (Aix-Marseille University)

13:00– 13:40   Estimating consumer inertia in repeated choices of smartphones

AMBRE NICOLLE (Telecom ParisTech), Lukasz Grzybowski

Discussant: Jiekai Zhang (KU Leuven)

13:40 – 14:20   Mergers in the digital economy

JOE LAMESCH (University of Liege)

Discussant: Jordana VIOTTO (University of Dauphine)

14:20 – 15:00   Firm responses to high-speed Internet

STEIMER HENRIKE (University of Munich)

Discussant: Thomas Fackler (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)


15:00 – 15:20   COFFEE BREAK


Session 6:  Chair: Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)

15:20 – 16:00   License negotiations in SEP-intensive industries:  Do the rules play the game?

JUSTINE BULKAERT (University of Liege)  

Discussant: Paul Belleflamme (Aix-Marseille University)

16:00 – 16:40   Market definition for broadband internet: need be boundaries drawn along bandwidth?

VALENTIN LINDLACHER (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Andreas Mazat

Discussant: Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)