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    • Asymmetric Information, Adverse Selection and Online Disclosure: The Case of eBay Motors 

      Lewis, Gregory (2009)
      Since Akerlof (1970), economists have understood the adverse selection problem that information asymmetries can create in used goods markets. The remarkable growth in online auctions of used goods, where buyers generally ...
    • Essays in Industrial Organization and Microeconomics 

      Egesdal, Michael Dannen (2016-05-12)
      Chapter 1 provides descriptive evidence of the large variation in spatial clustering across retail industries, and develops a game-theoretic structural model which can explain this phenomenon. The model is estimated and ...
    • Essays in the Industrial Organization of Internet Markets 

      Lai, Zhenyu (2015-05-11)
      This dissertation contains essays that explore the incentives, mechanisms and strategies of platforms in concentrated internet markets. The first essay studies how two-sided platforms compete and set dynamic prices. In ...
    • Essays on Industrial Organization 

      Wollmann, Thomas G. (2015-05-21)
      This dissertation comprises three essays on industrial organization. The first essay studies how product-level entry and exit decisions impact business and public policy analysis. It provides an empirical model that ...
    • Essays on Platforms: Asymmetric Information, Search, and Policy 

      Wang, Albert Zhao (2013-09-24)
      The three essays of this thesis cover two sets of topics: search in auction platforms in the first two papers, and political campaigning in the last. In platform settings, search cost reductions are often regarded as ...
    • Procurement Contracting with Time Incentives: Theory and Evidence 

      Bajari, Patrick; Lewis, Gregory (2009)
      In public sector procurement, social welfare often depends on the time taken to complete the contract. A leading example is highway construction, where slow completion times inflict a negative externality on commuters. ...
    • Student Portfolios and the College Admissions Problem 

      Chade, H.; Lewis, Gregory; Smith, L. (Oxford University Press (OUP), 2014)
      We develop a decentralized Bayesian model of college admissions with two ranked colleges, heterogeneous students and two realistic match frictions: students find it costly to apply to college, and college evaluations of ...
    • A Supply and Demand Model of the College Admissions Problem 

      Chade, Hector; Lewis, Gregory; Smith, Lones (2009)
      We develop the first Bayesian model of decentralized college admissions, with heterogeneous students, costly portfolio applications, and noisy college evaluations. Students face a nontrivial portfolio choice, and colleges ...