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  • The rise of dominant firms in data driven industries is often credited to their alleged data advantage. Empirical evidence lending support to this conjecture is surprisingly scarce. In this paper we document that data as an input into machine learning tasks display features that support the claim of data being a source of market power. We study how data on keywords improve the search result…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 28 September 2020
  • The following paper assesses whether current policy environments are appropriate for the emergence of cloud computing technology. In particular, this research uses firm-level data for Germany and the UK to examine the impact of capital incentive programmes (a common policy present in most OECD countries) on cloud adoption. The design for many of these policies target investments in physical…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 28 September 2020
  • Digitalization has affected all commercial enterprises. New technologies and approaches are enabling further business development, but also the creation of new business models that are forcing established companies to move forward. Most large companies have now responded to this challenge by creating a new top management position: The Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Currently, more than 2/3 of the…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 28 September 2020
  • The permanent evolution of the operational process is a critical need generated by the increase of the demands of the final customers as well as by the increase of the complexity of the products or services. Analyzing the process and identifying opportunities for improvement, along with the fluidization of these processes, are the essential steps that must be followed by all the companies that…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 28 September 2020
  • This paper studies the potential drivers of governments’ approval rates in 18 Latin American countries using Internet search query data from Google Trends and traditional data sources. It employs monthly panel data between January 2006 and December 2015. The analysis tests several specifications including traditional explanatory variables of governments’ approval rates – i.e. inflation,…
    Economic Papers on ICT on Monday, 28 September 2020