Current Publications


WIK Research Brief "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 Germany.More...


WIK Research Brief "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 Organizations.More...


WIK Research Brief "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 systems and how they work.More...


WIK Research Brief "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 for online music and video services.More...


WIK Research Brief "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 such as Google, Amazon and Apple.More...


WIK 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 more than 10 million observations.More...


No. 496: Climate-neutral postal services: Status quo of letter and parcel operators in Germany

Technological, financial and organisational barriers hamper the sustainable transformation of transport networks.More...


No. 495: Digitalization applications and identification of digitalization trends in SMEs

Which technologies will be relevant for SMEs in the near future and how can these be applied? How can emerging technologies be evaluated in light of its relevance for SMEs?More...


No. 494: Spatial Extension of Access Networks – an Economic Analysis

Fibre based access technologies allow for access line length of more than 100 km. By applying a simple FTTH PtP investment model, we show that in most cases the spatial enlargement of existing access networks is economically not advantageous.More...

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