To enrol to the course, register at OODI and take the pre-exam on Oct 22 16h30–19h30.
In this seminar, we dive deep into the structure of data and the resulting data markets. We aim at providing theoretical elements rooted in economics to understand the current state and dynamics of the data-driven economy, and to prefigure an alternative one.
Today, data and information are two major factors of production. From the structural point of view, data is completely different from the traditional factors of production, since data can be efficiently used by multiple actors at the same time, while (most of) the other factors of production cannot. That is, if I have a hammer and some nails, you cannot use the same hammer at the same time with me, and if you use some of the nails, I can no longer use the very same nails. However, if I have a computer program and a dataset, you can use the same program and dataset without my ability to use them being diminished.
This course is a rare opportunity to learn about the latest findings in this emerging field.
Dr. Bruno Carballa Smichowski, one of the world leading young researchers in data economics, will be giving a one week long seminar on data economics, from October 29 to November 2. There will be a four three hour seminar sessions, on consecutive days, followed by a discussion and summary session.
As the course involves some microeconomic theory, there will be a compulsory pre-exam on the week before. In addition to passing the pre-exam and attending the seminar sessions, the students also need to write an essay, either on one of the topics assigned by the course staff, or on a topic of their own.
Dr. Carballa is Collaborative Economy and Data Economics Expert at Chronos, a consulting and research company, and Paris XIII University. His research and consulting expertise focus on the economics of data, notably on competition issues related to data, data-based business models, and data commons. He is also Collaborative Economy and Data Fellow at Commons Network and associate researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) – Open University of Catalonia, where he works as a member of the DIMMONS (Digital Commons) research group.
Student registration at OODI:
The number of seats for non-students is limited.