European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant: Digital platforms: Pricing, variety and quality provision
Digital platforms: Pricing, variety and quality provision
Funding type: European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant Funding period: 2020-2024 Research team: Özlem Bedre-Defolie (ESMT Berlin), Atara Oliver (ESMT Berlin)
Digital platforms, such as Amazon, Alibaba, Google, have become important global players. Their practices have led to significant anti-trust and regulatory scrutiny, and interventions. The existing theoretical models are not suited for the analysis of most of digital platforms as they fail to capture their important aspects and dynamics. This project’s first goal is to develop tractable and applicable models of markets with digital platforms capturing their unique features. The second goal is to investigate the implications of digital platforms’ business practices on prices, variety and quality provision to buyers, on small rivals, and on potential platform entry. The findings of this project will highlight potential distortions in these multi-billion markets and ultimately suggest effective policy recommendations for competition policy in digital markets, which can greatly improve consumer welfare in the EU.
More detailed information can be found on the official project website
European Commission H2020: EQUAL4EUROPE: Gender equality standards for AHMSSBL institutions throughout Europe
EQUAL4EUROPE: Gender equality standards for AHMSSBL institutions throughout Europe
Funding type: Horizon 2020 Framework Programme Funding period: 2020-2023 Research team at ESMT: Monica Perez (ESMT Berlin), Friederike Kreßner (ESMT Berlin) Cooperating institutions and partners: ESADE (coordinator), Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Comenius University Bratislava, IEDC Bled School of Management, ESMT Berlin, INSEAD, EFMD, PNO Consultants
The EQUAL4EUROPE project, comprising eight research institutions and accreditation organizations, aims at removing barriers to the recruitment, retention, and career progression of female researchers. Within the four-year project, which is divided into eight parts, ESMT will focus on the identification and evaluation of gender issues.
Women in the EU still account for only 33 percent of overall and 24 percent of top-level (grade A) researchers according to EU statistics. In order to bring about sustainable cultural and institutional change, the research institutions will develop and implement evidence-based gender equality plans as well as establish best practices and recommendations for others. In addition, the accreditation organizations plan to include the project results into their international standards.
More detailed information can be found on the official project website.
Honors and awards
March 2, 2022: Linus Dahlander awarded SEK 1 million (around €93,500) for the Jan Söderberg Family Prize in Economics and Management
November 22, 2021: Francis de Véricourt receives €121,786 DFG funding for his project on Diagnostic accuracy under accumulated pressure.
November 15, 2021: FT ranked as one of the best business books of 2021 "Framers: Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil", which was coauthored by Francis de Véricourt.
April 19, 2021: Martin Schweinsberg along with his coauthors Lara Bekhazi, INSEAD, Horacio Falcao, INSEAD, Eric Luis Uhlmann, INSEAD, won the 2020 EFMD Case Writing Competition in the category "Women in Business" for their case "The Dual Career Negotiation".
January 16, 2020: Jan Nimczik is one of the winners of the Joachim Herz Foundation’s German Prize for Economics 2020.
September 3, 2019: Özlem Bedre-Defolie was awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant worth €1.5 million for her project "Digital Platforms: Pricing, Variety, and Quality Provision (DIPVAR)"
Researchers and our research staff play an integral role at ESMT Berlin.
- Sascha Czerwenka (IFEE)
- Viktor Jarotschkin (BTMC)
- Maximilian Köhler (Research Associate for Henry Sauermann)
- Willy Lefez* (Research Associate, Digital Platforms: Pricing, Variety and Quality Provision (DIPVAR) Project)
- Florian Mair (IFEE)
- Nate Jingze Niu* (Research Associate for Stefan Wagner)
- Atara Oliver* (Research Associate, Digital Platforms: Pricing, Variety and Quality Provision (DIPVAR) Project)
- Arne Thomas* (Research Associate for Linus Dahlander)
- (Ally) Xin Lin (Research Associate for the Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing (CFRA))
- Melike Demir (FRA*, Research Department)
*We have many research assistants supporting our faculty. Above, we have only noted those with longer contracts. Additionally, we have a pool of research assistants (*FRA-Faculty Research Assistants), who are available to the faculty on an ad hoc basis.