Publications of the Research Unit Digital Economy

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Algorithmic Advice as a Credence Good

    Actors in various settings have been increasingly relying on algorithmic tools to support their decision-making. Much of the public debate concerning algorithms - especially the associated regulation of new…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Measuring the Digitalisation of Firms – A Novel Text Mining Approach

    Due to the omnipresence of digital technologies in the economy, measuring firm digitalisation is of high importance. However, current indicators show several shortcomings, e.g., they lack timeliness and regional…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    What Drives the Relationship Between Digitalization and Industrial Energy Demand? Exploring Firm-Level Heterogeneity

    The ongoing digital transformation has raised hopes for ICT-based climate protection within manufacturing industries, such as dematerialized products and energy efficiency gains. However, ICT also consume energy…