May 3-4, 2019

The 3rd doctoral workshop was hosted at the UCLouvain in May 2017. The best paper award was granted by the organizing committee to Anna Kerkhof from University of Cologne for her empirical research on advertising and content differentiation.




3 MAY 2019

Venue: Room B-135



12:00 – 13:00   BUFFET LUNCH and welcome by local organizers (Hall)

13:00 – 14:00   KEYNOTE SPEECH: How Effective Is Black-box Digital Consumer Profiling and Audience Delivery?

Catherine Tucker (MIT)

Session 1: policy

Chair: Axel Gautier (University of Liege)

14:00 – 14:35   Online Shopping and Retail Employment: Evidence from Brick-and-mortar bookstores

Tobias Lohse (Ifo Institute for Economic Research), Andreas Mazat, Bastian Stockinger

Discussant: Uli Laitenberger (Telecom ParisTech)

14:35 – 15:10    Mergers in the Digital Economy

Joé Lamesch (University of Liege), Alex Gautier

Discussant: Marc Bourreau (Telecom ParisTech)

15:10 – 15:45   dominant platform and strategic sponsorship

Fabrizio Ciotti (UCLouvain)

Discussant: Axel Gautier (University of Liege)

15:45 – 16:15   COFFEE BREAK

Session 2: Sharing economy

Chair: Alexandre de Cornière (Toulouse School of Economics)

16:15 – 16:50   Gender-specific benefits from ride-hailing apps: Evidence from Uber’s entry in Chile

Ángela Muñoz (Telecom ParisTech), Vicente Lagos, Christine Zulehner

Discussant: Paul Belleflamme (UCLouvain)

16:50 – 17:25   The price is right!

Abi-Rafeh Rossi (Toulouse School of Economics), Emil Palikot

Discussant: Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)

17:25 – 18:00   Price Manipulation in Peer-to-Peer Markets

Vladimir Pavlov (The Wharton School), Ron Berman

Discussant: Alexandre de Cornière (Toulouse School of Economics)

19:00   DINNER: (for speakers and discussants)








4 MAY 2019

Venue: Room B-135



Session 3: two-sided platforms:

Chair: Oliver Falck (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

09:00 – 09:35   Estimating Demand with Multi-Homing in Two-Sided Markets

Pauline Affeldt (DIW Berlin), Lapo Filistrucchi

Discussant: Valerio Serse (UCLouvain)

09:35 – 10:10   Coopetition in two-sided markets

Adrien Raizonville (Telecom ParisTech), Marc Bourreau

Discussant: Axel Gautier (University of Liege)

10:10 – 10:30   COFFEE BREAK

Session 4: data markets

Chair: Marc Bourreau (Telecom ParisTech)

10:30 – 11:05   The Effects of Personal Information on Competition: Partial Price Discrimination and Consumer Privacy

Francesco Clavorà Braulin (University of Bologna)

Discussant: Xavier Wauthy (University Saint-Louis Brussels)

11:05– 11:40   Standing on the Shoulders of Web Giants: The Economic Effects of Personal Data Markets

Bastian Haberer (University of Passau), Jan Kraemer, Daniel Schnurr

Discussant: Julien Jacqmin (University of Liège)

11:40– 12:15   RePec

Christian Zimmerman (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

12:15 – 13:45   lunch

Session 5: Media

Chair: Paul Belleflamme (Aix-Marseille University)

13:45– 14:20  The Newsroom Dilemma. Media Competition, Speed and the Quality of Journalism

Federico Trombetta (University of Warwick), Ayush Pant

Discussant: Leonardo Madio (UCLouvain)

14:20 – 14:55   Homophily in Social Media and News Polarization

Luis Abreu (Toulouse School of Economics), Doh-Shin Jeon

Discussant: Oliver Falck (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

14:55 – 15:30   Advertising and Content Differentiation: Evidence from YouTube

Anna Kerkhof (University of Cologne)

Discussant: Thomas Fackler (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

15:30 – 15:50   COFFEE BREAK

Session 6: Reputation

Chair: Lukasz Grzybowski (Telecom ParisTech)

15:50 – 16:25   How Does Competition Affect Reputation Concerns? Theory and Evidence from Airbnb

Michelangelo Rossi (Universidad Carlos III)  

Discussant: Thomas Fackler (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

16:25 – 17:00   Dealing with Uncertainty: The Value of Reputation in an Institutional Void

Nicolas Eschenbaum (University of St. Gallen), Helge Liebert

Discussant: Sebastian Wichert (Ifo Institute for Economic Research)