Luca Sandrini joins our group

We are pleased to announce that Luca Sandrini joined the QSMS research group on Oct 1, 2020, as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics and Management at the University of Padova, Italy under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Manenti in 2020. His research interests are Economics of Innovation, Industrial Organization, and Digital Economics.

Noémie Cabau joins our group

We are pleased to announce that Noémie Cabau joined the QSMS research group on Sept 1, 2020, as a Postdoctoral Researcher. She completed her PhD in Economics at Paris Dauphine University, France, and Concordia University, Montreal, Canada in 2020. Her research interests are contract theory and network formation games.

Aslan visits Kempten University

Fatma Aslan will visit Kempten University’s Faculty of Computer Science on November 27-30. Invited by Prof. Jochen Staudacher, she will give a lecture about her ongoing research on Shapley-Scarf markets.

Fatma Aslan joins our group

We are pleased to announce that Fatma Aslan joined the QSMS research group on Sept 1, 2019 as a Postdoctoral Researcher. She completed her PhD in Economics in CNAM, Paris and Istanbul Bilgi University under the supervision of Jean Lainé in 2019. Her research interests are Voting Theory, Social Choice Theory, Matching Theory, Cooperative Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Behavioral Economics.

 

 

Somogyi’s project awarded a NET Institute Summer Grant

Deceptive Products on Platforms, Robert Somogyi’s joint project with Johannes Johnen (CORE, UCLouvain) has received a NET Institute Summer Grant.

The project investigates online platforms’ incentives to educate consumers about hidden prices that sellers may try charging them.  When will Skyscanner or Google Flights warn consumers about large additional luggage fees? What are the incentives of Amazon and eBay to show shipping fees or VAT in the initial search results? The first draft of the paper analyzing these issues will be available in the Fall as a NET Institute Working Paper. 

The NET Institute funds a number of scientific research projects in the area of network industries, including wired and wireless networks, “virtual networks,” electronic commerce, telecommunications, the Internet, platforms, and two-sided markets. It is expected that funded research will eventually be published in top academic research journals. The NET Institute’s board of directors consists of

  1. Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  2. Professor Nicholas Economides, Stern School of Business, New York University (Executive Director)
  3. David A. Heiner,Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
  4. Dr. Nathan Myhrvold, CEO, Intellectual Ventures
  5. Professor Ariel Pakes, Economics Department, Harvard University.