The Ownership of Data

Sand-Zantman, Wilfried and Dosis, Anastasios (2019) The Ownership of Data. TSE Working Paper, n. 19-1025, Toulouse

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Abstract

We study the effects of property rights over the use of data on market outcomes. For this, we consider a model in which a monopolistic firm offers a service to a set of heterogeneous users. Usage generates valuable data but data extraction entails a privacy cost to users. We show that both the firm and users prefer the users (the firm) to own the rights for low (high) values of data. We further discuss the robustness of our results by allowing more contracting possibilities to the data owner. We show that the main trade-off between the two ownership regimes is robust to these extensions.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: July 2019
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ownership, Data, Imperfect Competition, Privacy
JEL codes: D82 - Asymmetric and Private Information
D83 - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief
D86 - Economics of Contract - Theory
L12 - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies
L19 - Other
L49 - Other
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2019 13:47
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 13:47
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:123180
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/32698

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