Génie industriel - Rubrique Formation - 2022

Data and digital economy - 4GMC16C1

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 7.5
    • Projects -
    • Tutorials 7.5
    • Internship -
    • Laboratory works -
    • Written tests -


    ECTS 1.5


• Understand how data is used.

• Describe the legal rules and regulatory obligations in the United States, Europe, and China that may apply to the use of personal data.

• Identify digital platform business models based on data use and platform strategies.

• Identify the challenges of regulating the digital economy.

• Understand the European Commission's strategy to create a data market and the issues of data monetization.

• Describe and understand the strategies of platforms to make consumers "addicted" to data consumption as well as the regulations intended to limit these practices.

• Describe the environmental issues of the economic model based on data exploitation.


Jean-Philippe NICOLAI


The digitalization of the economy is a hot topic. This course deals with the digital economy and how it impacts the strategies of companies regarding the collection and use of data. We will also identify the challenges of collecting data and present the technical, economic and legal aspects.


1. Presentation of the digital economy

2. Economy of data

A. Heterogeneity of data
B. Data access and regulatory framework
C. Data, Pricing and Competition
D. Data Addiction Strategies
E. Environmental issues of data

3. Economic effect of algorithms

A. Algorithms and Pricing
B. Algorithms and competition
C. Algorithms and collusion


Economic analysis, behavioral economics, law, environmental economics,
Psychology, Industrial Economics


Basic economics


Paper due and oral presentation.
Possibility of session 2.

Dossier à rendre en groupe (50% de la note) et présentation orale (50% de la note)


The course exists in the following branches:

  • Curriculum - Engineer student Master SCM - Semester 8
  • Curriculum - Engineer student Master PD - Semester 8
see the course schedule for 2023-2024

Additional Information

Course ID : 4GMC16C1
Course language(s): FR

You can find this course among all other courses.


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