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Research interests

Ulrich Laitenberger conducts empirical research at the intersection of economics and information systems. His research interests include studying how digital markets and platforms operate and how competition between and on them takes place. Examples of topics include the potential biases in recommendation systems, online labor platforms, and reputation mechanisms. He has published papers on these topics in journals such as the Management Information Systems QuarterlyQuantitative Marketing and Economics, and Marketing Science. In addition to his current work, he has also conducted research on competition policy, and published papers in journals such as the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics and the Journal of Industrial Economics.

Current courses

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Main appointments

  • Since 2023: Associate Professor of Information Systems, Tilburg University
  • 2022-2023: Full Professor of Platform and Data Economics, Telecom Paris, France
  • 2017-2022: Associate Professor of Platform and Data Economics, Telecom Paris, France
  • 2016-2017: Post-Doctoral Researcher at University of Mannheim, Germany
  • 2011-2017: Researcher and Policy Consultant at ZEW Mannheim, Germany

Other appointments:

  • since 2023: Visiting Professor at Telecom Paris, France
  • since 2023: Research Affiliate, Economics of Digitization, Cesifo, Germany
  • since 2017: Research Associate at ZEW Mannheim, Germany
  • 2021-2023: Member of the Expert Group of the Observatory of the Platform Economy, European Commission

PhD supervision

  1. Francisco Magalhaes Barros (with Marc Bourreau), Telecom Paris, December 2023 (expected)
  2. Raphaela Andres, Telecom Paris, June 2024 (expected)
  3. Chiara Belletti, Telecom Paris, June 2024 (expected) 

Education/Academic qualification

Habilitation to direct research (HD), Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas

Award Date: 23 Oct 2019

PhD, PhD in Business Economics, KU Leuven

Award Date: 5 Nov 2015


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