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Department of Business Administration Entrepreneurship

Media and Digitization Meeting 2019, October 24 - 25th, University of Zurich

Thursday morning, 24th October, Venue: RAI-041


09:00 - 09:30

Registration and Coffee

09:30 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:45

Session 1

  1. Anna Kerkhof, University of Cologne
    “Advertising and Content Differentiation: Evidence from YouTube”

  2. Ulrich Kaiser, University of Zurich
    “Strategic Product Variety Choice: Theory and Empirical Evidence”

10:45 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:45

Session 2

  1. Swagatam Sinha, ETH Zurich
    “Communicate to Succeed: does communication help virtual teams to succeed?”


  1. Jörg Claussen, LMU Munich
    “The role of pre-innovation platform activity for diffusion success: Evidence from consumer innovations on a 3D printing platform”

  2. Daniela Sele, ETH Zurich
    “Behavioral creators need lower incentives - Exponential Decay Bias & IP Policy”

12:45 - 14:30

Lunch (ETH Dozentenfoyer)


Thursday afternoon, 24th October, Venue: RAI-F-041


14:30 - 16:00

Session 3

  1. Ali Yurukoglu, Stanford University
    “Growth and Market Structure in Television”


  1. Vardges Levonyan, University of Zurich
    “Media Bias in Public Broadcasting: Evidence from the BBC”


  1. Sergio Galletta, ETH Zurich
    “How Cable News Reshaped Local Government”




Guided City Tour (optional)


Wöschi Restaurant, Zurich Wollishofen

Please note the change in the venue from Thursday (RAI-F-041, Rämistrasse 74, 8001 Zürich) to Friday (KOL-H-317, Rämistrasse 71, 8001 Zürich).



Friday morning, 25th October, Venue: KOL-H-317


09:00 - 09:30


09:30 - 11:00

Session 4

  1. Luis Aguiar, University of Zurich
    “Playlisting Favorites: Is Spotify Gender-Biased?”

  2. Hannes Datta, Tilburg University
    “Streaming Services and the Homogenization of Music Tastes”


  1. Jeremy Watson, University of Minnesota
    “Digital Sampling, Copyright Assertion and Creative Reuse”

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 13:00

Session 5

  1. Joel Waldfogel, University of Minnesota
    “Wisdom or the Crowd: Causal and Welfare Effects of Elite and Crowd Reviews on Books”


  1. Lachlan Deer, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
    “Online Word of Mouth and the Performance of New Products”


  1. Ananya Sen, Carnegie Mellon University
    “The Editor vs. the Algorithm: Returns to Data and Externalities in Online News”


13:00 - 14:30

Lunch (uniTurm)


Friday afternoon, 25th October, Venue: KOL-H-317


14:30 – 16:00

Session 6

  1. Martin Quinn, Católica Lisbon
    “The Welfare Effect of Access to Mobile Data”


  1. Christian Peukert, Católica Lisbon & ETH Zurich
    “Effects of the GDPR from the perspective of websites, trackers and consumers”

  2. Reinhold Kesler, University of Zurich
    “Competition and Privacy in Online Markets: Evidence from the Mobile App Industry”


Closing and Coffee




Saturday (optional), 26th October



Departure Zurich Main Station to Uetliberg


Panoramic walk from Uetliberg to Felsenegg


11:30 - 13:00

Lunch (Restaurant Felsenegg)




Weiterführende Informationen

Information to the meeting:



- Prof. Dr. Luis Aguiar (University of
- Nicole Ehrsam (University of Zurich)
- Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kaiser (University of
- Reinhold Kesler (University of Zurich)
- Prof. Dr. Christian Peukert (Católica
  Lisbon & ETH Zurich)