Christian Rusche is an economist in the Structural Change and Competition research unit at the German Economic Institute (IW). He holds a Diploma in Economics from the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany; a PhD in Economics from the University of Dortmund, Germany. His research focuses on competition effects of digitalisation, with particular interest in the impact of digital platforms. Christian has published numerous articles on topics such as Industry 4.0, digital platforms, as well as competition law and digitalisation. He has worked on several projects relating to the collaborative economy.