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). 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).
  2. The digital economy, GDP and consumer welfare: theory and evidence (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Erwin Diewert, Felix Eggers and Kevin Fox), 2018. (Draft available soon).

Research in Progress

  1. Field experiments on digitization, productivity and well-being (with Felix Eggers)
  2. Incentives for innovation in a zero marginal cost digital economy (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Michael Zhang)
  3. Hypothetical Bias in Choice Experiments (with Erik Brynjolfsson, Felix Eggers)
    • Presented at: Marketing Group, University of Groningen, June 2017 (Invited Seminar)
  4. Do Wikipedians pay to be Wikipedians? Measuring the welfare gains obtained by Wikipedia editors (with Jana Gallus, Aaron Halfaker)
  5. A scalable approach to quantify the economic value of network effects (with Seth Benzell)
  6. Algorithmic Bias in Online Advertising: The Case of For-Profit College Ads (with Avi Goldfarb, Catherine Tucker)

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)