Associate Professor of Digitization, Innovation and Intellectual Property
HEC Lausanne (Faculty of Business and Economics at University of Lausanne), Strategy Department
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.
Publications in journals
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.
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. EconomistsTalkArt Article, Interview (in German)
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).
Publications in edited volumes
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.
Work under revision
The Editor and the Algorithm: Targeting, Data and Externalities in Online News (with Jörg Claussen and Ananya Sen), Best Paper Award at WISE 2019. Second revision requested at Management Science.
Digitization and Market Efficiency: Evidence from Book Publishing Deals (with Imke Reimers). Revision submitted to Management Science.
Work in progress or under review
Examples of media coverage
European Privacy Law and Global Markets for Data
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