Digital Economics

The BSE Summer Forum Workshop on Digital Economics will be held in Barcelona from June 13-14, 2024.

Digital technologies have dramatically reduced the costs of storing, processing and transferring information. This workshop brings together researchers from several fields who can help to understand how these changes affect social and economic outcomes and to uncover both positive potentials and need for regulation. Most participants use tools from industrial organization, mechanism design, media economics, social networks, computer science, finance and sociology. This year’s workshop will emphasize the impact of the digital economy on decentralized finance but the call is broader. We particularly encourage submissions that address welfare, policy and inequality concerns.

We invite theoretical and empirical contributions on topics such as:

  • Algorithms, Mechanism Design, Finance, Entrepreneurship
  • Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing, Sharing Economy, and Gig Work
  • Digital Media, Journalism, Search Engines, Online Social Networks
  • Platform competition and abuse of dominance, Regulation, Competition Policy
  • Privacy, Advertising, Targeting, Discrimination

Workshop organizers

Previous editions

Speakers appear in the order in which they presented during the workshop.

2018 Edition
2017 Edition