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  • Many consumers use payment instruments to control their budget. Previously, such behavior has been associated with checking disposable cash ("pocket watching"). Based on recent survey data, we show that "digital watchers" have emerged, i.e., noncash payers who use digital applications to control their budget. Both watcher types have distinct characteristics. Pocket watchers tend to have lower…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 25 January 2021
  • We explore how social network exposure to COVID-19 cases shapes individuals’ social distancing behavior during the early months of the ongoing pandemic. We work with de-identified data from Facebook to show that U.S. users whose friends live in areas with worse coronavirus outbreaks reduce their mobility more than otherwise similar users whose friends live in areas with smaller outbreaks. The…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 25 January 2021
  • Until now, the didactics used in the teaching of experimental chemistry contradicts its objective by continuing with a traditional approach and with passive didactic methods for students. Even, in virtual environments, working in the laboratory practices is basically "following a recipe" where the student does not have the opportunity to ask, make decisions or apply to their daily life. In…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 25 January 2021
  • In recent years, the business conditions of open-air museums in Japan have grown increasingly severe due to decreasing numbers of visitors and budgetary constraints on the local governments that operate them, in addition to the costs of maintenance and management of their vast sites and buildings. For this reason, a movement has been reported nationwide toward increasing numbers of visitors…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 25 January 2021
  • The paper brings into discussion the importance of digital competence in education. Since the pandemic caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, the need of doing online education has become essential for remote learning. It is widely known that online education provides opportunities for children, and it allows them to have access to more information. Within this new context, the situation shows us…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 25 January 2021