Research

Publications

Does a Platform Monopolist Want Competition?, Review of Network Economics, 2016,  (working paper version)

For-Profit Search Platforms, with Art Shneyerov, International Economic Review, 2014, (Supplemental Appendix)
This paper is on the reading list of Jean Tirole’s “Topics in Industrial Organization” course at TSE.

“On Platforms, Incomplete Contracts, and Open Source Software”,  International Journal of Industrial Organization,  2013

Breaking Up a Research Consortium, with Jianjun Wu, International Journal of Industrial Organization,  2013

“Applying Markowitz’s Critical Line Algorithm”, with Daniel Niedermayer, 2010, “Handbook of Portfolio Construction: Contemporary Applications of Markowitz Techniques” edited by John Guerard, London: Springer (working paper versionprovided software)

Working Papers

A Search Model of Rental Markets: Who Should Pay the Commission?, 2016, with Chengsi Wang, revise & resubmit, International Journal of Industrial Organization

Solvency II Reporting: How to Interpret Funds’ Aggregate SCR Figures (with Balazs Mezofi, Daniel Niedermayer, and Balazs Suli), revise & resubmit, Insurance: Mathematics and Economics

On the Effect of Aggregate Uncertainty on Certification Intermediaries’ Incentives to Distort Ratings, 2016, with Petra Loerke, revise & resubmit, European Economic Review

Predatory Platforms, 2016, with Simon Loertscher

Percentage Fees in Thin Markets: An Optimal Pricing Perspective, 2016, with Simon Loertscher, Online Supplement, supersedes our previous papers “Fee Setting Mechanisms/Intermediaries” and “Assessing the Performance of Simple Contracts Empirically”, under review

Foreclosure Auctions, 2016, with Art Shneyerov and Pai Xu, under review

Competitive Non-linear Pricing: Evidence from the French Automobile Market, 2016, with Isis Durrmeyer and Art Shneyerov

Career Concerns and Career Choice, 2015, with Marc Blatter

Work In Progress

International Comparison of Brokerage Fees, with David Genesove and Simon Loertscher

Structural Estimation of Reserve Price Signaling in Auctions (with Art Shneyerov and Pai Xu)

Identification in First-Price Auctions with a Reserve Price in the Presence of Unobserved Heterogeneity (with Art Shneyerov)

Competition and Rent Extraction (with Dongsoo Shin)

Previous Versions of Working Papers

Fee-Setting Mechanisms: On Optimal Pricing by Intermediaries and Indirect Taxation, with Simon Loertscher, supersedes our previous paper titled “When is Seller Price Setting with Linear Fees Optimal for Intermediaries?”

Assessing the Performance of Simple Contracts Empirically: The Case of Percentage Fees, with Simon Loertscher

Fee Setting Intermediaries: On Real Estate Agents, Stock Brokers, and Auction Houses, with Simon Loertscher