Mission Statement

The Research Department “Digital Economy” is renowned for its expertise in measuring digitalisation and analysing its economic impact. It develops design options for the optimal exploitation of the potential of digitalisation. The Research Department examines the effects of digitalisation on production, innovation and the world of work, investigates how digital markets and platforms function and what significance underlying digital infrastructures have. Methodologically, the Research Department follows an empirical-quantitative approach. Data from in-house company surveys, Internet platforms and macroeconomic databases are evaluated using statistical and econometric methods.


  1. 25.09.2021 · Scientific Events Conference

    Speakers: Xiaohua Yu (Georg August University of Göttingen), Tobias Wenzel (ZEW), Qingxin Lan (University of International Business and Economics, China), Soo Jin Kim (ShanghaiTech University, China), Jun Yang (University of International Business and Economics, China)

  2. 27.09.2021 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: QUEST

    Speaker: Anne Berner (University of Göttingen)

  3. 30.09.2021 · Scientific Events Research Seminars: ZEW Research Seminar

    Speaker: Robert Seamans (New York University, USA)