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  • This article studies the effects of consumer information on the intensity of competition. In a two dimensional duopoly model of horizontal product differentiation, firms use consumer information to price discriminate. I contrast a full privacy and a no privacy benchmark with intermediate regimes in which the firms target consumers only partially. No privacy is traditionally detrimental to…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 29 March 2021
  • This paper studies the effects of the high-speed internet expansion on the match quality of new hires. They combine data on internet availability at the local level with German individual register and vacancy data. Results show that internet availability has no major impact on the stability of new matches and their wages. The authors confirm these findings using vacancy data, by explicitly…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 29 March 2021
  • When using digital devices and services, individuals provide their personal data to organizations in exchange for gains in various domains of life. Organizations use these data to run technologies such as smart assistants, augmented reality, and robotics. Most often, these organizations seek to make a profit. Individuals can, however, also provide personal data to public databases that enable…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 29 March 2021
  • Digital transactions enable individual consumers and organizations to exchange goods and services in an easy and flexible manner, driving market dynamics and promoting new business models. Increased speed in transactions and volatility in market participants, however, come at the downside of frequent evaluations of transaction partners and the need for deliberate decision-making in the light of…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 29 March 2021
  • This study examines the determinants of organizational performance in trade associations with specific reference to professional bodies in Nigeria. Based on a purposive sampling framework, 10 professional bodies in Nigeria were selected as sample for the study. The procedure was adopted because of paucity of data that cover the area of interest. Seventy-five questionnaires were administered on…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 22 March 2021