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Reality check: Open cadastral data in Germany

WIK presentation at the FOSSGIS Conference 2023 in Berlin

To what extent are geodata (precisely: data from public land registers) openly available in Germany? In a presentation at the FOSSGIS Conference 2023,…


Support study on the review of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive

An evaluation of the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive, the development and impact assessment of policy options for the revision of the Directive.


Internet of Things (IoT): Connected devices and machines in small and medium sized enterprises

The study results are based on a survey among employees from Mittelstand-Digital Zentren which are actively exchanging with numerous small and…


Newsletter Nr. 127 | Januar 2023

Der neue WIK Newsletter mit Berichten aus der laufenden Arbeit des WIK und Berichten von Veranstaltungen ist erschienen.


WIK workshop - Open Internet study

Period: 30.01.2023

The online workshop starts at 14:00h and ends at 17:00h.

ICF and WIK are preparing a study for the European Commission on the implementation of the…


New delivery services, effects on market structures and implications on competition policy (No. 497)

Does Amazon challenge the German parcel market?


Estimation of additional 5G antenna mast locations for 3.6 GHz for filling gaps between existing antenna locations

Growing capacity demand for 5G does not automatically result in significant additonal 3.6 GHz antenna mast locations beyond thosse existing today in…


Trends in the Crypto-Economy - Non-Fungible Tokens and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

This study provides an up-to-date overview of the development and regulation of the crypto-economy, Non-Fungible Tokens, and Decentralized Autonomous…


Auditability and control of algorithmic decisions and systems

The study examines algorithmic decisions from the perspective of those affected. The focus is on consumers' awareness of the existence of algorithmic…


New Competition on the Streaming Market - Media Use in Germany

This study presents results from the annual WIK consumer survey on media usage behavior in Germany and discusses the current dynamics in the market…


Digital (Voice) Assistants

Based on a sample of 3,254 consumers, thie study examines the use of voice assistants and consumer IoT, as well as consumers' reliance on providers…


Working Paper No. 6: They Are Among Us: Pricing Behavior of Algorithms in the Field

We analyze pricing patterns and effects of pricing algorithms in two market segments for OTC-drugs in Germany based on an extensive hourly dataset of…

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