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Economics of Digital Services

Digital Economy

Economics of Digital Services The Economics of Digital Services (EODS) is an initiative of the Center of Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) and The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences that promotes research on digital platforms with a focus on empirical studies. The initiative is possible through a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its $50 million initiative to support scholarly inquiry and novel approaches that will strengthen our democracy as the digital age progresses.

The initiative supports new research on the impact of data, algorithms, and the economics of digital platforms to increase the understanding of market dynamics for online services and the business strategies that digital platforms are pursuing. The resulting research will contribute to deepening the foundation for the proper scope of antitrust enforcement and regulatory intervention.

In the inaugural phase, EODS funded nine research proposals in such areas as cloud competition, advertising, data neutrality, smart contracts, and the effect of search engines on the media industry. Authors presented their findings at the Inaugural Economics of Digital Services Research Symposium on September 10-11, 2021. For the second phase of the initiative, EODS awarded five grants in October 2021. The findings will be presented at the Second Economics of Digital Services Research Symposium on September 9-10, 2022. More information about those research subjects and grantees is below.

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September 9, 2022

Second Economics of Digital Services Research Symposium on September 9-10, 2022

In-person for speakers; via Zoom for the public