Avinash (Gannamaneni) Collis

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: avinash.collis@gmail.com

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), 2018. American Economic Association - Papers and Proceedings 108 : 473-76. (Download)

Working Papers

  1. Using Massive Online Choice Experiments to Measure Changes in Well-being (with Erik Brynjolfsson and Felix Eggers), 2018. NBER Working Paper No. 24514. (Download). (Revised and Resubmitted).
  2. GDP-B: Accounting for the Value of New and Free Goods in the Digital Economy (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Erwin Diewert, Felix Eggers and Kevin Fox), 2019. (Draft available on request).

Research in Progress

  1. Field experiments on digitization, productivity and well-being
  2. Do Wikipedians pay to be Wikipedians? Measuring the welfare gains obtained by Wikipedia editors (with Jana Gallus, Aaron Halfaker)
  3. Efficient business models in a zero marginal cost digital economy (with Erik Brynjolfsson and Michael Zhang)
  4. Optimal Platform Price Discrimination and the Value of Network Effects (with Seth Benzell)
  5. Hypothetical Bias in Choice Experiments (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Felix Eggers)
    • Presented at: Marketing Group, University of Groningen, June 2017 (Invited Seminar)
  6. Algorithmic Bias in Online Advertising: The Case of For-Profit College Ads (with Avi Goldfarb, Catherine Tucker)

Policy Briefs

GDP and well-being in the digital economy (with Erik Brynjolfsson). OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2018.

Older 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)