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4th Economics of Platforms Workshop

Bologna, 17-18 May 2019

Venue: Economics Department – University of Bologna
Piazza Scaravilli, 2 - Bologna, Italy

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Program

  • Friday, May 17

    14:00

    Registration and Welcome Coffee

     

     

    SESSION 1:

     Chairman:  Bruno Jullien  (Toulouse School of Economics)

         
    14:30-15:20
        
    Robin Lee 
    (Harvard University)
    “Will the Market Fix the Market? A Theory of Stock Exchange Competition and Innovation”
    Discussant: Andras Niedemayer  (Université Paris-Dauphine)

     

    15:20-16:10

     

    Martin Peitz (University of Mannheim)
    “Price Disclosure by Two-sided Platforms”
    Discussant: Greg Taylor (Oxford University – Internet Insitute)

     

     6:10-16:30

     

    Coffee Break

     

     

    SESSION 2

    Chairman: TBA

     

    16:30-17:20

     

    Juan Camilo Castillo (Stanford University)
    “Who Benefits from Surge Pricing?”
    Discussant: Andrea Pozzi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance)

     

    17:20-18:10

     

    Julian Wright (National University of Singapore)
    “Steering by information intermediaries”
    Discussant: (TBC)  Emilio Calvano (Università di Bologna)

     

    20:00

     

    Dinner (by invitation only)

     

  • Saturday, May 18

     

    SESSION 3

    Chairman: TBA

     

    09:00-9:50

     

    Andrei Hagiu (Boston University – Questrom School of Business)
    “Creating Platforms by hosting rivals”
     Discussant:  Özlem Bedre-Defolie  (ESMT – Berlin)

     

    09:50-10:40

     

    Pauline Affeldt (DIW - Berlin)
    “Estimating Demand with Multi-Homing in Two-Sided Markets”
    Discussant: Senay Sokullu (University of Bristol)

     

    10:40-11:00

     

    Coffee Break

     

     

    SESSION 4

    Chairman: TBA

     

    11:00-11:50

     

    Alexandre De Corniere (Toulouse School of Economics)
    “Data Driven Mergers”
    Discussant: Vincenzo Denicolò (Università di Bologna)

     

    11:50-12:40

     

    Christoph Schottmüller (University of Cologne)
    “Why Echo Chambers are Useful”
    Discussant: Heiko Karle (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)

     

    12:40-13:40

     

    Lunch

     

     

    SESSION 5

    Chairman: TBA

     

    13:40-14:30

     

    Yaron Yehezkel (University of Tel Aviv)
    “Group Hug: Platform Competition with User-groups”
    Discussant: Gary Biglaiser (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

     

    14:30-15:20

     

    Elias Carroni (Università di Bologna)
    “Superstar in two-sided markets: exclusives or not?”
    Discussant: Teis-Lunde Lomo (University of Bergen)

     

    15:20-15:50

     

    Coffee Break

     

     

    SESSION 6

    Chairman: TBA

     

    15:50-16:40

     

    Anna D’annunzio (Toulouse Business School)
    “Advertising and Consumer Tracking: Theory and Evidence”
    Discussant: Marc Bourreau (Telecom Paris-Tech)

     

    16:40-17:30

     

    Tat-How Teh (National University of Singapore)
    “Platform governance”
     Discussant:  Bruno Jullien  (Toulouse School of Economics)

     

  • Program Committee

    Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT Berlin), Emilio Calvano (University of Bologna, Toulouse School of
    Economics) and Bruno Jullien (Toulouse School of Economics)