Nicola Jentzsch is Data Economy Lead of the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung(SNV). She is an economist who combines approaches of competition and behavioral economics in the field of privacy and cyber security. The data economy project analyses economic, technical and legal aspects in order to develop innovative data policy approaches.
Nicola has been researching on various topics of data economics for more than 15 years and is currently working on topics of competition in digital markets (personalization), data protection, and big data analytics (machine learning, privacy criteria and privacy guarantees). Prior to the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Nicola worked for several years at DIW Berlin. She holds a PhD in Competition and Regulation of Credit Bureaus from the Free University of Berlin at the Department of Economics and was a Research Fellow at Yale University and Georgetown University.
Nicola has advised the European Commission, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), the World Bank and central banks in several African and Asian countries in recent years. She is the winner of a Google Research Award. She has published her research in international economic journals (e.g. IJIO, JEBO, JIMF). Her work has an impact on science and politics and has been quoted in the Journal of Economic Literature (2016), in Science (Special on Privacy 2015), the Doing Business Reports of the World Bank (2016, 2004), the World Development Report (2014) and the Global Financial Development Report (2014), as well as the European Financial Stability and Integration Report (2015) or the sector inquiry of the EU Commission's retail business (2003).
Several media (including Die Welt, Heise Online, MIT Technology Review, and ZDF) have interviewed her or reported on her work.