Today is my last day in Jena after exactly six years there. I am now moving to Göttingen to work at the chair of Professor Claudia Keser. (https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/64097.html) I felt like making a list of all the things I enjoyed about Jena, so as to remember to find their equivalent in Göttingen, keep open to… Continue reading Moving on, looking back.
I was invited to present a paper in Stirling, the European Capital of Nudge, last week. (http://www.stir.ac.uk/management/research/behavioural-science-centre/) Here are pictures of me resisting the nudge to put my trash in the bin (pics taken by Leonhard Lades, my very nice host there). This is actually a nice illustration of an issue with nudges, how they… Continue reading The battle of the Nudge
Paolo Crosetto writes about our new paper about price and format competition with consumer confusion. http://paolocrosetto.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/price-and-format-competition-with-consumer-confusion-a-new-paper-with-alexia-gaudeul/ Nice graphs depict our “Chrome market model”: Our conclusion is as follows: In a nutshell, clever consumers are not enough to avoid collusion and high prices. Consumer protection may therefore require some encouragement for firms to present prices and… Continue reading Price and format competition with consumer confusion
A very busy summer for me this year, after last year’s ban on conferences to focus on doing experiments. For me the summer started at the end of May with a research stay in Rennes, where I was invited by Eric Darmon and gave a talk about my research with Paolo Crosetto on how firms… Continue reading Busy like a bee and still buzzing not so weakly
A really good picture of the Science Slam victory celebration with GSBC and MPI colleagues. The photographer managed to do a really good group picture. I will remember his technique to encourage people to do a wide smile: not the usual “Cheese!”, but stretching his own mouth wide with his fingers. It seems to have… Continue reading Science Slam picture and video
My (winning!) Jena Science Slam presentation, with notes in small character added. The title of my slam was “Why is shopping such a baffling ordeal, and what can you do about it?”. I am very thankful to the audience, they had amazing energy in their cheering and applause! There should soon be videos of this… Continue reading Jena Science Slam Winner!
I felt like giving a little primer on the results of an experiment that Paolo and I did in December, about the incentives for firms to confuse consumers. I was motivated by seeing the following recent article in JEBO: “Consumer Myopia, Competition and the Incentives to Unshroud Add-on Information” by Tobias Wenzel http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jebo.2013.12.002 As in most… Continue reading Competition when firms can confuse consumers: A primer on some ongoing research