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Project team

Digital Platforms: Pricing, Variety, and Quality Provision
Project lead

Özlem Bedre-Defolie

DIPVAR Project Lead and Associate Professor of Economics, ESMT Berlin
+49 30 212311531

Bedre-Defolie is the lead on the DIPVAR project. She is an associate professor of economics (with tenure) at ESMT Berlin and a CEPR research affiliate. Her research focuses on the contracts and pricing strategies of digital platforms, pricing, and variety choices of multiproduct firms; demand estimation in the payment card industry; and vertical relationships in business.

Researchers

Willy Lefez

Research Associate, DIPVAR Project, ESMT Berlin
+49 30 212 31 1539

Lefez is a postdoctoral researcher on the DIPVAR project. He holds a PhD in economics from the Toulouse School of Economics. His research interests are in applied microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and digital economics.

Oliver is a postdoctoral researcher on the DIPVAR project. She holds a PhD in economics from Rice University. Her research interests are in applied economic theory, particularly in applications related to strategic communication and the media.

 

Project Co-authors

Simon Anderson

Commonwealth Professor of Economics, University of Virginia

Anderson is a co-author on the DIPVAR project. He is a commonwealth (chaired) professor of economics at the University of Virginia. He is an established and distinguished researcher in the field of industrial organization, and his other research interests include advertising, search and information, price dispersion, and media economics.

Gary Biglaiser

Professor of Economics, University of North Carolina

Biglaiser is a co-author on the DIPVAR project. He is a full professor of economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and associate editor of RAND Journal of Economics. He has wide-ranging research interests in applied microeconomic theory with a concentration on industrial organization and regulation. His most recent research is focused on durable goods monopoly, Moonlighting, and dynamic oligopoly.

Project Manager

Tijana Ristic Kern

Project Manager, DIPVAR Project, ESMT Berlin
Phone: +49 30 212 31 1274

Open positions

We are looking to expand the project team. These are current open positions :

We look forward to your application!

Contact us

For all questions, write to us.

dipvar@esmt.org