Olga Abramova studied Economics at Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) from 2007 to 2013 where she got first research experience assisting at the Laboratory of Investment Analysis (2009-2011). She graduated Master's Program in Economics and Management Science at Humboldt University in 2014. In her Master Thesis, which was written in cooperation with the Technical University of Darmstadt, she investigated the value of personal information from user’s perspective when installing third-party applications. As the continuation of successful collaboration, she became a doctoral candidate and a research assistant at the Software Business & Information Management Department at the Technical University of Darmstadt in October 2015. Her current research is mainly focused on sharing economy platforms, where she investigates the decision-making mechanisms from both demand and supply sides specific to this economic model. Estimating the efficiency of uncertainty mitigating signals as a solution to information asymmetry problem is her major interest. Other research projects she actively engaged in are dedicated to uncovering “the bright and dark sides” of modern information and communications technologies, in particular, the mechanism of addiction to apps and the consequences of smartphone use on user’s behavior, relationships and psychological wellbeing.
During her studies she gained experience in practice when being employed as an Analyst at Market Logic Software AG, Berlin (2013-2014) and in research conducting studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter Buxmann and Prof. Dr. Hanna Krasnova. Working now at the Department, she assists in preparing tutorials and supervision of seminar papers.
Olga Abramova received a scholarship for high academic achievements at Higher School of Economics during 2009-2011 and was an Oxford Russia Fund Scholarship holder during 2011-2012. Moreover, in 2012-2013 she was awarded the International Academic Mobility Scholarship for postgraduates at Higher School of Economics. For the completion of her Master’s Program she was holding Abschlussstipendium from DAAD (from April to September 2013). Further, she receives Research Scholarship for doctoral candidates and young scientists from DAAD (2014/2015, 2015/2016).
User Behavior in Online Social Networks