The Digital Lab is a multidisciplinary, inter-faculty research hub, engaging in and facilitating cutting-edge research on how digital technologies impact businesses, economy, and policy.
About us View
The remarkable advances in information and communication technologies in recent decades and the ensuing arrival of the digital era are shaping our daily lives in a way that was not conceivable previously.
The ubiquitous presence of big data and the digitisation of information present enormous opportunities and challenges to businesses, consumers, and policymakers.
The Digital Lab brings together researchers from economics, law and other business disciplines to facilitate cutting-edge research on how digital technologies impact businesses, economies and policy.
The Digital Lab aspires to become our region’s premier research hub in the digital economy and leverage its research strengths for engagement with stakeholders in academia, industry, and the policy sphere.
Research networks View
The Digital Lab’s main activities are conducted through two research networks: the Digital Economy Research Network (DERN) and the Monash Business Digitalisation Research Network (MBDRN).
The DERN’s focus is on the economics side of the digital economy with issues such as big data and business strategies, competition policy and regulation relevant to big techs, and digital privacy and cybersecurity.
The MBDRN focuses on the business side of digitalisation with interests in the role of digital technology and AI in productivity and management, digitalisation and the future of work, and governance in the digital age.
Digital Economy Research Network (DERN)
Monash Business Digitalisation Research Network (MBDRN)
Our people and partners View
Digital Economy Research Network (DERN) members
|Simon Anderson||University of Virginia|
|Özlem Bedre-Defolie||ESMT Berlin|
|Emilio Calvano||University of Bologna|
|Yongmin Chen||University of Colorado|
|Jay Pil Choi||Michigan State University|
|Kim Sau Chung||Hong Kong Baptist University|
|Jacques Crémer||Toulouse School of Economics|
|Jiajia Cong||Fudan University|
|Alexandre de Corniere||Toulouse School of Economics|
|Shane Greenstein||Harvard University|
|Andrei Hagiu||Boston University|
|Hanna Halaburda||New York University|
|Yangguang (Sunny) Huang||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology|
|Doh-Shin Jeon||Toulouse School of Economics|
|Bruno Jullien||Toulouse School of Economics|
|Tony Ke||Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|Sanxi Li||Renmin University of China|
|Noriaki Matsushima||Osaka University|
|Dina Mayzlin||University of Southern California|
|Martin Peitz||University of Mannheim|
|Sherry Xue Qiao||Renmin University of China|
|Imke Reimers||Northeastern University|
|Andrew Rhodes||Toulouse School of Economics|
|Katja Seim||Yale University|
|Greg Shaffer||University of Rochester|
|Jiwoong Shin||Yale University|
|Daniel Sokol||University of Southern California|
|Steve Tadelis||UC Berkeley|
|Greg Taylor||University of Oxford|
|Tommaso Valletti||Imperial College London|
|Joel Waldfogel||University of Minnesota|
|Yasutora Watanabe||University of Tokyo|
|Julian Wright||National University of Singapore|
|Yaron Yehezkel||Tel-Aviv University|
|Jidong Zhou||Yale University|
|Feng Zhu||Harvard University|
|Martin Byford||Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology|
|David Byrne||University of Melbourne|
|Catherine de Fontenay||Productivity Commission|
|Nicolas de Roos||University of Sydney|
|Heiko Gerlach||University of Queensland|
|Arghya Ghosh||UNSW Sydney|
|Stephen King||Productivity Commisison|
|Simon Loertscher||University of Melbourne|
|Emil Temnyalov||University of Technology Sydney|
|Junji Xiao||University of Technology Sydney|
Monash Business Digitalisation Research Network (MBDRN) members
- Professor Yelena Tsarenko
- Professor Simon Wilkie
- Professor Rob Hyndman
- Professor Richard Hall
- Professor Jiuhua Cherrie Zhu
- Professor Harmen Oppewal
- Professor Greg Bamber
- Professor Fang Lee Cooke
- Professor Dianne Cook
- Professor Deep Kapur
- Professor Chris Bain
- Professor Benedict Dellaert
- Professor Asad Islam
- Associate Professor Catrina Denvir
- Associate Professor Colin Jevons
- Associate Professor Dennis Fehrenbacher
- Associate Professor Dewi Tojib
- Associate Professor Herman Tse
- Associate Professor Ly-Fie Sugianto
- Associate Professor Paul Lajbcygier
- Dr Alice De Jonge
- Dr Ananya Bhattcharya
- Dr Bei Cui
- Dr Davide Orazi
- Dr Edward Tello
- Dr Han-Wei Liu
- Dr John Bevacqua
- Dr John Vaz
- Dr Kim Brown
- Dr Laura Puzzello
- Dr Laura Visser
- Dr Leona Wiegmann
- Dr Michael Duffy
- Dr Nga Pham
- Dr Wade Halvorson
- Dr Xuan Zhu
- Dr Yimin Cheng
- Dr Zen Goh
- Mr Claudio Labanca
- Mr Jongwon Park
- USC Marshall Initiative on Digital Competition, University of Southern California
- The Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI)
- Centre for Business Analytics and the Digital Economy, Hong Kong Baptist University
- Monash Data Futures Institute (MDFI), Monash University
- Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (CLARS), Monash Law School
Our research View
- Chongwoo Choe, Zhijun Chen, and Chengsi Wang (2021–2023), ‘Big data: implications for competition, privacy and regulation,’ $266,000, Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP210102015).
- Mel Marquis (2023), ‘Competition Law and Vertical Restraints in Thailand: A Best Practice Approach for Distribution Agreements’, $41,562, Commonwealth, AU.
- O’Reilly, J., Stuart, M., Cooke, F. L., Rubery, J., et al. (2019–2023), ‘Digital futures at work (Dig.IT Futures@Work),’ £6.5 million, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK.
- Y.-K. Che, C. Choe, and K. Rhee, ‘Bailout Stigma,’ forthcoming, Journal of Finance.
- Choe, J. Cong and C. Wang, ‘Softening Competition through Unilateral Sharing of Customer Data,’ forthcoming, Management Science.
- Wang and J. Wright, ‘Platform Investment and Price Parity Clauses,’ forthcoming, Journal of Industrial Economics.
- Choe, N. Matsushima and M. J. Tremblay (2022), ‘Behavior-Based Personalized Pricing When Firms Can Share Customer Information,’ International Journal of Industrial Organization, 82, 102846.
- Z. Chen, C. Choe, J. Cong, and N. Matsushima (2022), ‘Data-Driven Mergers and Personalization,’ RAND Journal of Economics, 53(1): 3–31.
- Ghosh, H. Morita, and C. Wang (2022), ‘Welfare Improving Horizontal Mergers in Successive Oligopoly,’ Journal of Industrial Economics, 70(1): 89–118.
Our events View
Our engagement activities View
- June 1, 2022 – Chongwoo Choe and Chengsi Wang presented at the ACCC stakeholder roundtable on competition measures for digital platform services.
- March 22, 2022 – Chongwoo Choe, Chengsi Wang, and Ratul Das Chaudhury made a submission to the ACCC digital platform services inquiry.
- February 6, 2023 – Chongwoo Choe, Chengsi Wang, and Ratul Das Chaudhury made a submission to the Commonwealth Treasury in response to Digital Platforms: Government consultation on ACCC’s regulatory reform recommendations.
- March 17, 2023 – At the Conference on the Opportunities and Challenges in the Digital Revolution organised by the Digital Lab, Gina Cass-Gottlieb, ACCC chair, delivered the first keynote speech, and the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh, Federal Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury, delivered the second keynote speech.
- June 19-20, 2023 - Mel Marquis provided intensive training to the Trade Competition Commission of Thailand in relation to vertical restraints in offline and online contexts.
- July 19, 2023 - Stephen King spoke as a panellist in the webinar "Competition in Digital Markets – Part III" organised by Access Partnership, one of the world's leading public policy consultancies focused on technology.
- August 15-16, 2023 - Chris Marsden spoke at the Telecommunications and Media Forum organised by International Institute of Communications, a global, independent, not for profit policy forum for the converging telecoms, media and technology industries.