Projects of the Research Unit Digital Economy

  1. Project // 01.06.2022 - 30.11.2023

    How Forward Looking Does the Federal Government Invest? Development of a Monitoring of the Future Orientation of the Federal Budget

    The current German government aims to make the 2020s "a decade of investment into the future”. In their coalition agreement, the coalition parties promise a significant increase in investment in climate…

  2. Project // 01.06.2021 - 31.03.2024

    Taming Tech Giants’ Algorithms: The Amazon Buy-Box Case

    Overview

    Many digital platforms operate as two-sided markets, facilitating the matching between sellers and buyers. Due to ICT developments, online marketplaces such as Amazon are increasingly relevant in our…

  3. Project // 01.05.2021 - 30.04.2024

    Incentives and Economics of Data Sharing (IEDS)

    In today's digitalized economy, data is considered a central resource and offers enormous innovation potential for operational value creation. Nevertheless, data is still insufficiently used and…

  4. Project // 01.05.2021 - 31.07.2021

    Study to Design a Future Share of Public Spending

    In diesem Projekt soll die mögliche Einführung einer Zukunftsquote für den Bundeshaushalt untersucht werden. Das Ziel einer Zukunftsquote ist es, zukunftsträchtige Ausgaben im Bundeshaushalt zu identifizieren…

  5. Project // 09.02.2021 - 15.03.2021

    Opportunities and Challenges of Digitalisation in the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg 2021

    The aim of the study is to identify the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation for the State Baden-Württemberg, focusing in particular on developments since the first meta-study was published by ZEW in…

  6. Project // 01.12.2020 - 30.11.2023

    Turing Markets

    Numerous new regulatory frameworks and policy initiatives demand checks of machine learning algorithms. We argue that algorithm checking procedures have to be understood as information production processes…

  7. Project // 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2022

    Contract with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs: Scientific Advice and Corresponding Dialog Formats Concerning the Welfare State, the Working Environment, and the Social Market Economy

    The project provides short reports and dialogue formats on labor market and social policy issues to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The purpose is to inform the current debate and the political…

  8. Project // 01.05.2020 - 31.12.2022

    Employer Preferences and Restrictions in the Context of Digital Transformation: Evidence from Randomized Survey Experiments

    In the course of the digital transformation, business models, production processes and activities will be changed permanently. The economic literature and public discussion on the "future of work" is largely…

  9. Project // 15.02.2020 - 14.02.2023

    Strategies on Promoting Broadband Expansion with Particular Regard to a Reduction in Regulation

    The intended renewal of broadband infrastructure and, associated therewith, the deployment of high capacity fibre networks challenges the current Regulatory Framework. The “European Electronic Communication Code”…