Associate Professor of Digitization, Innovation and Intellectual Property
HEC Lausanne (Faculty of Business and Economics at University of Lausanne)
I am interested in how digitization affects consumers, firms and markets, and how this shapes incentives to innovate. My research spans topics such as Intellectual Property and Economics of Data and Artificial Intelligence. My teaching is closely related to that, but also on econometrics and data science.
I am part of the Digital Economy Network and the Data Economy Project.
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The Welfare Effects of Mobile Internet Access - Evidence from Roam-Like-At-Home (2023, with Martin Quinn and Miguel Godinho de Matos). Conditionally accepted at Economic Journal. Last working paper version.
Batman Forever? The Role of Trademarks for Reuse in the US Comics Industry (2023, with Alexander Cuntz and Franziska Kaiser). Forthcoming in Research Policy. Last working paper version.
The Editor and the Algorithm: Recommendation Technology in Online News (2023, with Ananya Sen and Jörg Claussen), accepted at Management Science. Last working paper version. Best Paper Award at WISE 2019.
Regulatory Spillovers and Data Governance: Evidence from the GDPR (2022, with Stefan Bechtold, Michail Batikas and Tobias Kretschmer). Marketing Science, 41(4), 318-340. Last working paper version, short presentation. VoxEU Article.
Digitization, Prediction and Market Efficiency: Evidence from Book Publishing Deals (2022, with Imke Reimers). Management Science, 68(9), 6355-7064. Last working paper version. Publishers Weekly Article.
Video Killed the Radio Star? Online Music Videos and Recorded Music Sales (2020, with Tobias Kretschmer). Information Systems Research, 31(3), 776–800. Last working paper version. VoxEU Article.
Social Networks and the Demand for News (2019, with Lisa M. George). Information Economics and Policy, 49, 100833. Last working paper version.
Follow the Money: Online Piracy and Self-Regulation in the Advertising Industry (2019, with Michail Batikas and Jörg Claussen), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 65, 121-151. Last working paper version.
The Next Wave of Digital Technological Change and the Cultural Industries (2019), Journal of Cultural Economics, 43(2), 189–210. Last working paper version. Write-up for CulturalEconomics.org.
Determinants and Heterogeneity of Switching Costs in IT Outsourcing: Estimates from Firm-Level Data (2019), European Journal of Information Systems, 28(3), 291-317. Last working paper version.
Demand Variation, Strategic Flexibility and Market Entry: Evidence from the U.S. Airline Industry (2018, with Jörg Claussen and Christian Essling), Strategic Management Journal, 39(11), 2877-2898. Last working paper version.
Catch Me if You Can: Effectiveness and Consequences of Online Copyright Enforcement (2018, with Luis Aguiar and Jörg Claussen), Information Systems Research, 29(3), 656-678. Last working paper version.
Competition for Attention in the Digital Age: The Case of Single Releases in the Recorded Music Industry (2017, with Christian Essling and Johannes Koenen), Information Economics and Policy, 40, 26-40. Last working paper version.
Piracy and Box Office Movie Revenues: Evidence from Megaupload (2017, with Jörg Claussen and Tobias Kretschmer), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 52, 188-215. Last working paper version.
R&D Outsourcing and Intellectual Property Infringement (2015, with Philipp Buss), Research Policy, 44(4), 977-989. Last working paper version (including online-appendix).
Work in the publication process
Copyright Levies and Cloud Storage: Ex-ante Policy Evaluation with a Field Experiment. Revision requested from Research Policy.
Beefing IT up for your Investor? Open Sourcing and Startup Funding: Evidence from GitHub (with Annamaria Conti and Maria Roche). Best Paper Award at Strategy Science Conference 2022. Revision submitted to Strategic Management Journal.
Work in progress or under review
Specializing in Generality? Technology and Market Strategy (with Anthi Kiouka), nominated for Best Paper Prize and Responsible Research Paper Prize at SMS Annual Conference 2023.
Get Rich or Die Tryin': Concerts and the Digitization of Recorded Music (with Franziska Kaiser)
Entry into Open Source: Evidence from Web Browsers (with Jérémie Haese)
How to seed a platform? Overcoming the chicken-and-egg problem with owned, earned and paid media (with Tobias Kretschmer)
Facebook Shadow Profiles (with Luis Aguiar, Maximilian Schaefer and Hannes Ullrich), DIW Wochenbericht (in German)
The Economics of Copyright in the Digital Age: Literature Review and Research Agenda (with Margaritha Windisch)
The Returns to Targeting: Evidence from a Field Experiment (with Pedro Ferreira, Miguel Godinho de Matos and Martin Quinn)
Robots and AI: Project-level Evidence on Labor Demand, Productivity and Profitability (with Dogukan Yilmaz)
The Value of Data - Evidence from Webtracking (with Luis Aguiar, Tomaso Duso, Jonas Hanane and Hannes Ullrich)
Machine Translation and Bilateral Trade (with Lisa M. George)
Twin study reveals non-heritable immune perturbations in multiple sclerosis (2022, with Florian Ingelfinger et al.). Nature, 603, 152-158.
Flexible Digital Supply Behavior (2019), in S. Cameron (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Cultural Economics, Chapter 4, 63-86, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
External Technology Supply and Client-Side Innovation (2012), in D. Audretsch, E. Lehmann, A. Link, A. Starnecker (Eds.), Technology Transfer in a Global Economy, 161-184, Springer, New York. Last working paper version.
Examples of media coverage
Facebook Shadow Profiles
Regulatory Spillovers and Data Governance: Evidence from the GDPR
Digitization, Prediction and Market Efficiency: Evidence from Book Publishing Deals
The Editor vs. the Algorithm: Targeting, Data and Externalities in Online News
Follow the Money: Online Piracy and Self-Regulation in the Advertising Industry
Catch Me if You Can: Effectiveness and Consequences of Online Copyright Enforcement
Video Killed the Radio Star? Online Music Videos and Recorded Music Sales
Piracy and Movie Revenues: Evidence from Megaupload