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Economist for data economyTel: +49 221 4981-415 Mail: email@example.com
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.