The Research Area Comprises:

  • Cloud Computing, Big Data, and Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, 5G
  • The ICT Sector, Manufacturing, and Knowledge-Intensive Service Providers
  • Macroeconomic Effects

The “Diffusion of Digital Technologies“ research area is concerned with the diffusion of digital technologies, companies’ successes in the production and use of digital technologies as well as the macroeconomic effects of these processes. Economists in this area conduct surveys to investigate the adoption of different digital technologies in business, companies’ goals in using digital technologies and the obstacles and limitations companies face. Macroeconomic relationships are investigated through projections and the use of external macroeconomic data.

Contact

Senior Researcher

Phone: +49 (0)621 1235-228

thomas.niebel@zew.de