The VOSON Lab and the ANU Research School of Economics have successfully launched the new course: Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy. The undergraduate version started on Semester 1, 2019 with over 60 students enrolled.
The course comprises various aspects on how the Internet is transforming the economic life, from the online purchasing and selling of goods and services, to new ways of (peer) producing information goods such as open source software, currencies (e.g. Bitcoin) and user-generated content in online social networks.
Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy shows how the tools of economics can further our understanding of online behaviour, and also how economics can contribute to the future development of the Internet. The course also demonstrates how data from the Internet are being used to answer important long-standing research questions in economics.
The course will be offered at both, graduate and undergraduate levels.