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“Competing with Big Data” forthcoming in Journal of Industrial Economics

For years, my paper “Competing with Big Data” (joint with Christoph Schottmüller), which analyzes competition on data-driven markets and makes a policy proposal how to mitigate their main problem, has been around and widely discussed in (competition) policy circles. See here, here, here and here.

Now, it has also found its place in the academic literature: it will be published in the Journal of Industrial Economics. This step will hopefully contribute to convince critics of the policy proposal (mandatory data sharing) that its economic foundations are rigorous and that a duty for dominant firms to grant their competitors on data-driven markets access to data about their users’ preferences and characteristics in anonymized way would reestablish incentives to innovate for all involved firms.