Avinash (Avi) Gannamaneni

I am a doctoral candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management specializing in the economics of digitization and advised by Erik Brynjolfsson. I am part of the research team at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy.

Contact: avinashg@mit.edu

Address: MIT Sloan School of Management, E62-365, 100 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

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Measuring Welfare with Massive Online Choice Experiments: A Brief Introduction (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Felix Eggers), forthcoming in the AEA Papers and Proceedings 2018.

Working Papers (Drafts available on request):

  1. Using Massive Online Choice Experiments to Measure Changes in Well-being (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Felix Eggers)

Research in Progress:

  1. The digital economy, GDP and consumer welfare (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Erwin Diewert, Felix Eggers and Kevin Fox)
  2. Hypothetical Bias in Choice Experiments (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Felix Eggers)
  3. Technological innovations, market value, productivity and consumer surplus (with Erik Brynjolfsson)
  4. Algorithmic Bias in Online Advertising: The Case of For-Profit College Ads (with Avi Goldfarb, Catherine Tucker)
  5. Measuring the economic value created by Wikipedia (with Jana Gallus)
  6. Wikipedia awards experiment (with Jana Gallus)
  7. A scalable approach to quantify the economic value of network effects

Publications (before PhD):

  1. The Impact of Openness on the Market Potential of Multi-sided Platforms: A Case Study of Mobile Payment Platforms (with Jan Ondrus & Kalle Lyytinen), Journal of Information Technology 2015 (PDF)
  2. A Post-Failure Analysis of Mobile Payment Platforms (with Jan Ondrus & Kalle Lyytinen), Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2015 (PDF) (Nominated for best paper award)

Presentation at MIT IDE Annual Conference, May 2017