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Jan Büchel

Jan Büchel

Economist for Data Economy

Tel: +49 221 4981-415
  • At the IW since 2020
  • Bachelor studies in Economics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • Master's degree in Economics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • Research interests: Digitization, Platform Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Data Sharing and Games.

IW Publications

Büchel, Jan / Röhl, Klaus-Heiner, 2022, Sind anhaltende Produktivitätsunterschiede zwischen West- und Ostdeutschland auch durch Unterschiede in der Datenbewirtschaftung zu erklären?, in: IW-Trends, 49. Jg., Nr. 4, 23-43
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Büchel, Jan / Engels, Barbara, 2022, Viele Unternehmen sind nicht bereit für die Datenwirtschaft, IW-Kurzbericht, Nr. 96, Köln
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Büchel, Jan / Engels, Barbara, 2022, Branchentrends beim Data Sharing. Status Quo und Use Cases in Deutschland, IW-Report, Nr. 53, Köln
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Büchel, Jan / Klös, Hans-Peter, 2022, Metaverse. Hype oder “next big thing”?, IW-Report, Nr. 42, Köln
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Jan Büchel / Barbara Engels, 2022, Datenbewirtschaftung von Unternehmen in Deutschland, in: IW-Trends, 49. Jg., Nr. 1, S. 73-90
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Expertises

Büchel, Jan / Engels, Barbara, 2022, Digitalisierungsindex 2022. Digitalisierung der Wirtschaft in Deutschland, Kurzfassung der Ergebnisse des Digitalisierungsindex im Rahmen des Projekts „Entwicklung und Messung der Digitalisierung der Wirtschaft am Standort Deutschland“ im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (BMWK), Köln
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External Publications

Büchel, Jan / Engels, Barbara, 2022, The Importance of the Data Economy for Europe’s Digital Strategic Autonomy, in: European Liberal Forum (Hg.), Decoding EU Digital Strategic Autonomy. Sectors, Issues, and Partners, Techno-Politics Series, No.1, S. 13-18
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More from Jan Büchel

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Do Differences in Data Management Help to Explain Persistent Productivity Differences Between Western and Eastern Germany?
IW-Trends No. 4 28. December 2022

Do Differences in Data Management Help to Explain Persistent Productivity Differences Between Western and Eastern Germany?

Jan Büchel / Klaus-Heiner Röhl

Since the mid-1990s the economies of the five states of ex-communist Eastern Germany have been converging only slowly with the rest of the Republic, though the process has not come to a complete halt.

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Digitalisation of the Economy in Germany
Expertise 14. December 2022

Digitalisation Index 2022: Digitalisation of the Economy in Germany

Jan Büchel / Barbara Engels

The economy in Germany becomes only slightly more digital in 2022 compared to 2021: The Digitalisation Index rises from 107.9 to 108.9 points. Following the sharp rise in 2021, digitalisation can be said to stagnate in 2022.

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Most companies are not data economy ready
IW-Kurzbericht No. 96 8. December 2022

Most companies are not data economy ready

Jan Büchel / Barbara Engels

Data is the central resource of the digital transformation. It underlies all digital processes, transactions and interactions. The use of this data is key to innovation and sustainable growth (BMWK, 2022). Currently, however, many companies in Germany do not meet the requirements to be able to use data efficiently. This is shown by a survey of 1,051 companies from industry and industry-related service providers.

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Status Quo and Use Cases in Germany
IW-Report No. 53 20. October 2022

Industry trends in data sharing: Status Quo and Use Cases in Germany

Jan Büchel / Barbara Engels

Data is generated everywhere along the value chain. Each player produces data specifically or as a by-product at various points in the production process. This data can offer significant benefits for the companies themselves and for the economy as a whole.

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Hype or "next big thing"?
IW-Report No. 42 24. August 2022

Metaverse: Hype or "next big thing"?

Jan Büchel / Hans-Peter Klös

Not only since the Facebook group renamed itself Meta in October 2021 has the topic of metaverse gained substantial importance. Experiences due to the corona pandemic have also spurred digital applications to a great extent.

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The Importance of the Data Economy for Europe’s Digital Strategic Autonomy
External Publication 4. July 2022

The Importance of the Data Economy for Europe’s Digital Strategic Autonomy

Jan Büchel / Barbara Engels in European Liberal Forum

European companies need to have the ability to store, process, use, and share data securely and autonomously, for example by using cloud services based on agreed quality standards, values, and legislation.

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An Empirical Stocktaking
IW-Trends No. 1 19. April 2022

Data Management by Companies in Germany: An Empirical Stocktaking

Jan Büchel / Barbara Engels

Companies that exploit their own data can use it to analyse and improve their business processes and thus improve their results. Firms can also benefit from using data jointly with other companies.

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An Analysis of Gatekeepers and Regulations
IW-Policy Paper No. 26 7. December 2020

Competition in the Digital Economy: An Analysis of Gatekeepers and Regulations

Jan Büchel / Christian Rusche

The Digital Age saw the rise of several rapidly growing digital platforms with substantial market shares. Europe is a large target market for these globally operating platforms, although the majority of the most successful platforms come from the USA or Asia.

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