Over the course of two days, about 80 researchers from all over the world presented and discussed their latest research findings in parallel sessions. The spectrum of topics covered by the presentations ranged from competition in digital marketplaces, digitalisation processes in companies and the effects of digitalisation on society to the impact of algorithmic recommendation systems and research on social media. As usual, both theoretical and empirical papers were presented.
The keynote on the first day of the conference was given by Fiona Scott Morton (Yale). She spoke about the expected consequences of the Digital Markets Act on competition between digital platforms and how this could affect the everyday lives of consumers. Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon), gave the keynote address on the second day of the conference. He first provided an overview of the development of economic research on privacy and then talked about the aspects he thinks researchers should focus on in the future.