March 2, 2018 - 9:00 am
March 3, 2018 - 1:00 pm
AddressHEC Liège, Rue Louvrex 14, 4000 Liège, Belgium View map
In collaboration with the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE), Université Catholique de Louvain, the Liège Competition and Innovation Institute (LCII), with HEC Liège, Université de Liège is organizing the 4th edition of the Industrial Organization in the Digital Economy workshop, which will take place on March 2 – 3, 2018, in Liège.
This two-day workshop is targeted at PhD students and young postdoctoral scholars with an interest in the industrial organization of the digital economy. We welcome empirical and theoretical contributions related to the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics: multi-sided platforms, big data, net neutrality, digitalization of payments, internet advertising, usergenerated content, digital piracy, economics of privacy, reputation and recommender systems, open source software, sharing economy, patents and innovation, etc.
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Session 1: Search matching and information (Chair: Jose Moraga)
Milena Petrova: Information Frictions on a Marketplace for Services
Elias Carroni: The Price of Discovering Your Needs Online
Antoine Dubus: Selling Strategic Information in Competitive Markets
Matthias Hunold: Hotel Rankings of Online Travel Agents, Channel Pricing and Consumer Protection
Plenary Session 1:
Jose Moraga: Consumer Search and Prices in the Automobile Market
Session 2: Advertising and targeting (Chair: Johannes Johnen)
Martin Quinn: Targeting Advertising Preferences
Maximilian Schaefer: The Effect of Big Data on Recommendation Quality. The Example of Internet Search
Tim Reiz: Customer Recognition and Mobile Geo Targeting
Session 3: Business models for the digital economy (Chair: Wynne Lam)
Robert Somogyi: Prioritization vs zero-rating: Discrimination on the internet
Esma Koca: Double Utilisation of Consumer Appreciation: Is the Seamless Connection the New Monopoly Leverage?
David Ronayne: Competing Sales Channels
Joe Lamesch: Mergers in the Digital Economy
Session 4: Competition between content providers (Chair: Axel Gautier)
Leonardo Madio: The economics of video-on-demand platforms in a multi-pirate environment
Armando Jose Garcia Pires: Social Media, Echo Chambers and Content Provision
Jordana Viotto da Cruz: Quality versus quantity in two-sided markets competition: Evidence from crowdfunding websites
Justine Bulkaert: License negotiations in SEP-intensive industries: Do the rules play the game?
Plenary Session 2:
Pieter Van Cleynenbruegel: The sharing economy and European Union Law: Enabling innovation or regulating disruption?