Publications of the Research Unit Digital Economy

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    Two to Tango? Psychological Contract Breach in Online Labor Markets

    Despite some advantages over traditional (offline) labor markets – such as lower search costs, better matching and improved monitoring – online labor markets (OLMs) have not taken off as initially expected. In…

  2. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    Fostering Participation in Digital Public Health Interventions: The Case of Digital Contact Tracing

    The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has made all the more clear that public health is a public good. Public health interventions try to encourage contributions to this public good. Digital public health interventions are…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2020

    Complex Pricing and Consumer-Side Attention

    This paper analyzes a market in which two horizontally differentiated firms compete by setting menus of two-part tariffs, and in which some consumers are not informed about the linear per-unit price component.…

  4. Refereed Journal // 2020

    A Retrospective Study on the Regional Benefits and Spillover Effects of High-Speed Broadband Networks: Evidence from German Counties

    This study aims to assess the economic benefits of high-speed broadband within and across neighboring counties in Germany. Utilizing a balanced panel dataset of 401 German counties with data from 2010 to 2015 as…