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
- Dr. Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
- Professor Nicholas Economides, Stern School of Business, New York University (Executive Director)
- David A. Heiner,Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
- Dr. Nathan Myhrvold, CEO, Intellectual Ventures
- Professor Ariel Pakes, Economics Department, Harvard University.
Kóczy is going to present his paper titled “The geopolitical impact of Nord Stream 2“, a joint work with Balázs R. Sziklai and Dávid Csercsik at the 6th Workshop on Cooperative Game Theory in Business Practice organised at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
Róbert Somogyi will present his paper “Bertrand-Edgeworth Competition with Capacity Uncertainty” coauthored with Wouter Vergote (Columbia University) at the Durham Economic Theory Conference 2019 on May 16th. Continue reading “Somogyi at the Durham Economic Theory Conference”
Regulated third party access (TPA) obliges the owner of an infrastructure, such as a natural gas pipeline to make it available for any user for a fee. If we want to model the European pipeline network with TPA, we must consider externalities. Kóczy’s paper titled “Modeling transfer profits as externalities in a cooperative game-theoretic model of natural gas networks” (joint with Dávid Csercsik, Franz Hubert and Balázs Sziklai) recently published in Energy Economics uses a simple partition function form game to model it. The paper is downloadable for free for 50 days.
Presenting Full Farsighted Rationality at 12:15-13:30 in QA406. Continue reading “13 Feb: Laura Kasper (QSMS Seminar)”
Presenting Feigning Ignorance for Long-term Gains: Theory and Experiment at 12:15-13:30 in QA406. Continue reading “18 Jan: Natalie Lee (QSMS Seminar)”
Presenting Axiomatic Foundations of Centrality Measures 12:15-13:45 in QA406.
Róbert Somogyi will present his paper “Prioritization vs Zero-rating: Discrimination on the Internet” at the Lisbon Meetings in Game Theory and Applications on October 26.