Economics of Digitization - Research Projects
The Economics of Digitization project has awarded a number of small research grants to encourage investigations of the causes of growth of digital technologies and the consequences of their increasing use. The projects that have been supported are listed below.
Kristina McElheran, University of Toronto – “The Impact of Cloud Computing and Machine Learning on Entrepreneurship and Firm Performance”
Claudia Allende, Columbia University & Zach Brown, University of Michigan – “Online Information and Pharmaceutical Markets”
Frank Nagle, University of Southern California – “The Impact of Open Source Software Regulations on Productivity, Entrepreneurship, and Social Welfare”
Megan MacGarvie, Boston University, Timothy Simcoe, Boston University and Jeremy Watson, Boston University – “Research on Copyright, Cumulative Innovation,and Access to Creative Works"
Rosemarie Ziedonis, Boston University and Carlos Serrano, Universitat Pompeu Fabra – “The Redeployability of Patent Assets: Evidence from the Failed Starups"
" Dina Pomeranz, Harvard Business School - "Cash Flow Constraints and the Burden of Taxation: Does Aligning the Timing of Taxation with Firms' Cash Flow Promote Firm Development"
Stephanie Lee, Stanford University and Pai-Ling Yin, Stanford University – “The Advent of New Technology and its Implications on Digital Media Markets: Evidence from Smartphones, Tablets and Computers”
Jin-Hyuk Kim, University of Colorado and Peter Newberry, Penn State University – “Investment Experience vs. Social Learning: Evidence from a Consignment Crowdfunding Platform”
Alberto Cavallo, MIT – “Differences between Online and Offline Prices”
Ryan McDevitt, Duke University – “The Causes Behind the Growth of Digital Technologies and the Consequences from Their Increasing Use”
Naomi Hausman, Hebrew University – “IT and Innovation on Firms”
Brett Danaher, Wellesley College – “Copyright in the Digital Era”
Dan Breznitz, Georgia Tech and Vincenzo Palermo, Georgia Tech – “Privacy Law and Behavioral Targeting”
Tobias Kretschmer, LMU Munich, Christian Peukert, LMU Munich and Jörg Claussen, Copenhagen University – “Assessing the Impact of Piracy on Movie Revenues: A Tale of the Long Tail?”
Petra Moser, Stanford University and Megan MacGarvie, Boston University - "Copyright and Creativity"
Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota – “Digitization, Copyright Term and Welfare in Books"
Phillip Leslie, UCLA, - "The Welfare Effects of Ticket Digitization"
Ajay Agrawal, University of Toronto - "The Economics of the (Legal) Online Market for Music on the Recorded Music Industry"
Leslie Chiou, Occidental College – “News, Copyright and Online Aggregators”
Sara Ellison, MIT –Digitization small grant for 2011-2012
Avi Goldfarb, University of Toronto and Catherine Tucker, MIT – “Privacy and the Provision of Digital Content”