Digital Economy Workshop Tel Aviv, 2020

Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, February 29 - March 2, 2020


Shachar Reichman, Gal Oestreicher-Singer, Lior Zalmanson

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Jerusalem Saturday Day-trip

"Ten measures of beauty descended to the world, nine were taken by Jerusalem. (Talmud: Kiddushin 49b)

Our main (optional) social event is the day trip to Jerusalem where we will have a chance to explore the old city, eat local cuisine and see why it became so important to both Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

8:30-9:00 - Coffee & Registration

9:00-9:15 - Opening Remarks

9:15 - 11:00 - Digital Transformation and IT Innovation (25 mins per paper: 20 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes Q&A)

  1. Discounts and Shoplifting in Self-Checkout Shopping; P. Zubcsek

  2. What is the US Comparative Advantage in Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Israeli Migration to the United States; A. Conti

  3. An examination of the cryptocurrency pump and dump ecosystem; N. Gandal

  4. IT Skills, Occupation Specificity and Job Separations; C. Eggenberger

11:00 - 11:15 - Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00 - Privacy and Competition

  1. Competition and Privacy in Online Markets: Evidence from the Mobile App Industry; R. Kesler

  2. European Privacy Laws Shape Global Competition & Privacy Landscape; C. Peukert

  3. The Welfare Effect of Access to Mobile Data; M. Godinho de Matos

  4. Vertically integrated platforms and product prominence; U. Laitenberger

13:00 - 14:15 - Lunch

14:15 - 15:30 - Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

  1. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Predictive Analytics; O. Goldman, O. Ben-Assuli, S. Zelber-Sagi, S. Shenhar-Tsarfaty, O. Rogowski, D. Zeltser, I. Shapira, S. Berliner

  2. Theory-Driven Machine Learner for Detecting ADHD by Computer Performance Tests; I. Yahav, O. Slobodin, I. Berger

  3. Cluster Evolution Analysis of Heart Failure Patients; R. Ramon., O. Ben-Assuli, T. Heart, N. Shlomo, R. Klempfner

  4. Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Can Machine Learning Improve Prescribing? H. Ullrich, M. Ribers

15:30 - 15:45 - Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45 - Panel: Academia & Industry Research Collaborations - Challenges and Opportunities

  • Anat Avni-Papo, Director of Innovation, Menora Mivtachim Insurance LTD

  • Prof. Miguel Godinho de Matos, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics (CLSBE)

  • Prof. Gal Oestreicher-Singer, Head of Technology and Information Management Department, Tel Aviv University

  • Yair Shimshoni, Data Science Team Lead, Google

  • Rachel Zalta, Global Research & Insights Lead, Taboola

19:30 - Dinner @ Alexander Hotel by the Beach

Monday, March 2, 2020

9:30 - 11:15 - Mobile and Digital Environments

  1. Consumer Location Dynamics and Gas Station Choice; T. Shoshani, P. Zubcsek

  2. The Effect of Consumer Engagement on Mobile Consumption; I. Somech, S. Reichman

  3. The Different Path to Purchase of Mobile and Desktop Consumers: Analyzing Consumers’ Progress in the Conversion Funnel Using Hidden Markov Models; A. Goldstein, C. Hajaj

  4. Estimating the Impact of ‘Humanizing’ Customer Service Chatbots; G. Burtch

11:15 - 11:30 - Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:15 - Social Media and UGC

  1. Behave Yourself! Investigating the Effect of Introducing a Code of Conduct on User Contributions on Digital Content Platforms; R. Belo

  2. The Impact of Facebook on Social Comparison and Happiness: Evidence from a Natural Experiment; O. Barzilay, A. Arad

  3. Local News, UGC and Professionals: Evidence from Citizen Journalism; J. Claussen

  4. Conformity and Algorithmic Recommendations; Y.Liel, L. Zalmanson

13:15 - 14:30 - Lunch

14:30 - 16:15 - Data Science and Predictive Analytics

  1. Can publicly available text and accounting data improve startup performance forecasting?; U. Kaiser

  2. On Data-Driven Inference of Experts’ Decision Qualities: New Business Data Science Problems & Algorithms; T. Geva

  3. Using Artificial Intelligence to Examine Life Cycle Productivity Patterns Over the Long Run; D. Zegners

  4. Algorithmic Influence and Social Influence: Empirical Evidence from Microlending; J. Guo, X. Li, C. Tucker, C. Yang

16:15 - Concluding Remarks