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.

I am a principal investigator at the MIT Measuring the Economy Project. Please contact me if you are interested in collaborating on expanding our research agenda.

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). AEA Papers and Proceedings 2018. (Download)

Working Papers

  1. Using Massive Online Choice Experiments to Measure Changes in Well-being (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Felix Eggers), 2018. NBER Working Paper No. 24514. (Download). Submitted.
  2. The digital economy, GDP and consumer welfare: theory and evidence (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Erwin Diewert, Felix Eggers and Kevin Fox), 2018. (Draft available on request).
    • Presented at:
      • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Seminar Series, April 2018 (Invited Seminar)
      • ESCoE Conference on Economic Measurement, Bank of England, May 2018
      • Munich Summer Institute, June 2018
      • EPFL, June 2018 (Invited Seminar)

Research in Progress

  1. Hypothetical Bias in Choice Experiments (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Felix Eggers)
    • Presented at: Marketing Group, University of Groningen, June 2017 (Invited Seminar)
  2. Do Wikipedians pay to be Wikipedians? Measuring the welfare gains obtained by Wikipedia editors (with Jana Gallus, Aaron Halfaker)
  3. Algorithmic Bias in Online Advertising: The Case of For-Profit College Ads (with Avi Goldfarb, Catherine Tucker)
  4. Technological innovations, appropriability and consumer surplus (with Michael Zhang)
  5. Wikipedia awards experiments (with Jana Gallus)
  6. A scalable approach to quantify the economic value of network effects (with Seth Benzell)
  7. Impact of smartphone usage on well-being (with Vivek Nandur)
  8. Impact of automation on well-being (with Christos Makridis)

Publications (pre-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. (Download)
  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. (Download) (Nominated for best paper award)