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Innovation, Productivity and Challenges in the Digital Era: Asia and Beyond

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Jan 2023

This paper investigates how consumers and investors react to the standardized disclosure of data privacy practices. Since December 2020, Apple has required all apps to disclose their data collection practices by filling out privacy “nutrition” labels that are standardized and easy to read. We we...
Keywords: Privacy labels, App Tracking Transparency policy, Data protection, Mobile apps, Product markets, Eve
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Senior Fellows/Fellows

We quantify the commute time savings associated with work from home, drawing on data for 27 countries. The average daily time savings when working from home is 72 minutes in our sample. We estimate that work from home saved about two hours per week per worker in 2021 and 2022, and that it will save ...
Keywords: Work from home, commute times, allocation of time savings
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Innovation, Productivity and Challenges in the Digital Era: Asia and Beyond

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Dec 2022

We isolate and quantify the information channel of peer effects using a unique consumption setting that by construction excludes any scope for common shocks or social pressure—a transaction-level panel dataset of spending paired with crowdsourced information about the spending of anonymous “peer...
Keywords: Social Learning, Beliefs and Expectations, FinTech, Robo-advising, Social Finance, Information Econo
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Innovation, Productivity and Challenges in the Digital Era: Asia and Beyond

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Nov 2022

Compliance-driven investments in technology—or “RegTech”—have grown rapidly in recent years. To understand these investments, we study how financial institutions respond to new internal control requirements. First, we show that affected firms make significant investments in enterprise resour...
Keywords: RegTech, FinTech, technology adoption, financial regulation, compliance, internal controls, compleme
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Innovation, Productivity and Challenges in the Digital Era: Asia and Beyond

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Oct 2022

Why are small businesses often slow to adopt new profitable opportunities, even in the absence of informational frictions, fixed costs, or misaligned incentives? We explore three potential mechanisms: present bias, memory, and trust in other firms. In partnership with a financial technology (FinTech...
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