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Pricing, variety, and quality provision (DIPVAR)

Funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

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Özlem Bedre-Defolie

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

Digital Platforms: Pricing, Variety, and Quality Provision (DIPVAR)

DIPVAR is a five-year research project led by Özlem Bedre-Defolie and funded by a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. DIPVAR will offer a closer look at globally operating digital platforms, such as Amazon, Alibaba, and Google by first creating models to capture their most important peculiar aspects and then by examining the effects of dominant platforms’ practices on prices, variety, and quality provision to buyers and small rivals. On this basis, DIPVAR ultimately aims to make recommendations for an effective competition policy and regulation in digital markets, which could greatly improve consumer welfare in the European Union.

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Phone: +49 30 212 31 1274

 

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Open positions

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

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SUPPORTING PARTNERS

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 853123.

 

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