Projects of the Research Unit Digital Economy

Laufende Projekte

  1. Project // 01.04.2023 – 30.09.2024

    YouTube Adpocalypse: The YouTubers' Journey from Ads-Based to Patron-Based Revenues

    Digital platforms largely transform the creator economy. By providing easy access for content producers and content consumers, decentralized information sharing has implications for democracy and culture, as…

  2. Project // 01.01.2023 – 30.06.2025

    Data-driven Analysis of Hate Speech on German Twitter and the Effects of Regulation

    Social media have lately become one of the primary information channels for many individuals, which was exacerbated during the recent pandemic. As such, social media is a major example of the ambivalence of…

  3. 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 …

  4. Project // 01.06.2021 – 31.03.2024

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

    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…

  5. 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…

  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 – 30.09.2024

    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 // 01.06.2019 – 31.12.2024

    Measurement of the Digitalisation of the German Economy

    The purpose of the project is to measure the digitalisation of the German economy and to track its development over time. The results will serve as an…

  9. Project // 01.01.2012 – current

    Economic survey of the information sector

    The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) conducts a quarterly survey among companies in the information sector starting in the third quarter of 2011. The latter effort is a follow-up project, replacing the