Essays in experimental economics
|Director of thesis||Rustamadjan Hakimov|
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|Summary of thesis||
1st paper: Online rating is a popular device to help users of platforms such as amazon, ebay, netflix, ... learn the quality of a product. However the way the history of ratings is displayed, selection effects and taste heterogeneity are all factors that might reduce the economic value of ratings. We test the results of a recent theoretical paper (Acemoglu et al. 2022) in an online experiment and see if those results hold in an environment where the products are horizontally differentiated (taste heterogeneity).
|Administrative delay for the defence||Predicted 2025|