NBER Summer Institute 2021, Economics of IT and Digitization Workshop - Call for Papers

February 11, 2021

We are organizing a workshop on Economics of Information Technology and Digitization during the NBER Summer Institute. The workshop will be held virtually on July 22-23, 2021.

 Appropriate topics include:
    - IT, productivity and business performance
    - Effects of IT on inequality, labor demand and employment
    - Digital platforms for products, services and matching
    - Digitization and organizational change
    - IT, market structure and business dynamics
    - Measurement of the digital economy and intangibles
    - Economics of copyrights
    - Economics of privacy and individual data
    - Using digital data to understand social networks
    - Field experiments in the digital economy and government
    - Mobile payments and digital currency
    - Regulation of new digital business models
    - Novel applications of machine learning in the economics of digitization
    - Effects of artificial intelligence and machine learning on the economy

Papers with some empirical application are especially suitable for this workshop. If you have a paper that you believe would be appropriate for this workshop, please upload a copy here  http://papers.nber.org/confsubmit/backend/cfp?id=SI21PRIT by 11:59pm PDT on April 5, 2021.  If the paper is incomplete you may submit a rough draft, with the finished paper due by June 22.  You may submit to up to two workshops.  When submitting to two workshops, please use the text box to indicate which presentation venue is your first choice, and also provide a brief (less than 500 character) explanation of why the paper is well suited to multiple workshops.

Questions can be directed to Rob Shannon at rshannon@nber.org

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