Economics of Digitization


May 4-5, 2018

The 1st doctoral workshop was hosted by the CESifo Group Munich 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.


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 on 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 – 13:30    LUNCH (Brasserie Circus)


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

13:30– 14:10   Estimating consumer inertia in repeated choices of smartphones

AMBRE NICOLLE (Telecom ParisTech), Lukasz Grzybowski

Discussant: Jiekai Zhang (KU Leuven)


14:10 – 14:50   Mergers in the digital economy

JOE LAMESCH (University of Liege)

Discussant: Jordana VIOTTO (University of Dauphine)


14:50 – 15:30   Firm responses to high-speed Internet

STEIMER HENRIKE (University of Munich)

Discussant: Thomas Fackler (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)


15:30 – 15:50   COFFEE BREAK


Session 6:  Chair: Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)

15:50 – 16:30   License negotiations in SEP-intensive industries:  Do the rules play the game?

JUSTINE BULKAERT (University of Liege)  

Discussant: Paul Belleflamme (Aix-Marseille University)


16:30 – 17:10   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)