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March 2, 2020

Challenging the Tech Giants: Competition and Regulation

After a meteoric rise to top the list of the world's most valuable firms, the tech giants are coming under increasing pressure. Their great economic clout and the potential negative impact on competition and innovation mean they find themselves as the subject of political debate.

February 10, 2020

The digital transformation of the economy across sectors in the Eurozone

This study attempts to illustrate the paradigm shift brought about by the digital transformation. It examines factors that could affect the growth of firms in three domains: productivity, employment and geographical dispersion.

February 5, 2020

Modeling the economics of information-sharing

Information is any kind of data-based inference. Conditional to context, information-sharing within markets can either improve or reduce welfare, and it can either foster or subdue competition. These effects will depend on both the nature of the competition and the type of uncertainty that such information addresses.

January 27, 2020

Colombia | Financial health shapes consumer welfare

The ability to cope with financial shocks from one's own resources is called financial vulnerability. It is measured as the period of time that individuals can survive by covering their needs if they lose their main source of income and without using credit.

January 27, 2020

Peru | Financial health shapes consumer welfare

The ability to cope with financial shocks from one's own resources is called financial vulnerability. It is measured as the period of time that individuals can survive by covering their needs if they lose their main source of income and without using credit.

January 14, 2020

DiGiX 2019: Tracking Digital Evolution

DiGiX is a composite index that measures the degree of digitization in 99 countries around the world. It classifies information into three broad categories, supply conditions, demand conditions, and institutional environment.

January 13, 2020

Scaling without mass: a model to foster SMEs' growth and productivity

The New Digital Economy (mobile internet and cloud use) has the potential to transform the way in which SMEs combine capital and labor to obtain improvements in productivity levels, so that size could no longer be a limitation under this scenario.

January 13, 2020

Scaling without mass: a model to foster SMEs' growth and productivity

The transformation toward the new digital economy, characterized by mobile Internet access and the use of the cloud, has resulted in lower investment in ICT capital goods and increased access to this technology through pay-to-use services.