Economic Aspects of E-Commerce

Date/time/place: Tuesday, 8-10, SR 223

Overview:

• basic economics and the Internet
information goods; networks; economies of scale; lock-in
• business-to-consumer e-commerce
search- and information costs online; personalisation (of products and prices)
• consumer-to-consumer e-commerce
c2c markets and services; mass media vs. participation of masses; peer-to-peer financing
• network industries
network externalities; markets for information goods; proprietary software vs. open source
• copyright and the Internet
economic consequences; role of peer-to-peer networks; digital rights management vs. public goods
• applications to markets and business models
digital media; financing

Slides

Evaluation

Exam: 20.02.2015 / 10-11, SR113

Results are out (in Friedolin)!

Here is a breakdown of grades (mean: 2.82):

grade distribution | 1.0: 1 | 1.3: 0 | 1.7: 8 | 2.0: 9 | 2.3: 6 | 2.7: 7 | 3.0: 9 | 3.3: 7 | 3.7: 8 | 4.0: 7 | 5.0: 1

If you like to get feedback about your exam: you can come to my office April 21 between 10 to 12 (drop me a line to arrange the precise time).

Re-take of the exam: May 21, 8:30h, SR 309
Registration at the exams office (Prüfungsamt) before May 19.