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Essays on Supply Chain Finance
I study how a larger party within a supply chain could use its superior knowledge about its partner, who is considered to be financially constrained, to help its partner gain access to cheap finance. In particular, I ...
RECIPROCITY IN ONLINE MARKETS: EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF AUCTION AND BARTER MARKETS
My dissertation seeks to understand how reciprocity affects transaction outcomes and mechanism design in online markets. The first essay examines negative reciprocity illustrated as feedback-revoking behavior in the eBay ...
Decisions under Uncertainty in Decentralized Online Markets: Empirical Studies of Peer-to-Peer Lending and Outsourcing
Recent developments in information technologies, especially Web 2.0 technologies, have radically transformed many markets through disintermediation and decentralization. Lower barriers of entry in these markets enable small ...
ASSESSING QUALITY IN HIGH-UNCERTAINTY MARKETS: ONLINE REVIEWS OF CREDENCE SERVICES
In economics of information theory, credence products are those whose quality is difficult or impossible for consumers to assess, even after they have consumed the product (Darby & Karni, 1973). This dissertation is focused ...
Enemies at the Gate? Essays on New Entry Threats in the U.S. Information Technology Industry
The Information Technology industry is characterized by constant technological changes, fast clock speed, and hypercompetitive markets. A significant part of this fast-moving dynamic is fed by the high rate of new entry ...
Online Doctor Reviews: Essays on their Economic Implications, Incidence of Fraud, and Motivation of Reviewers
The ubiquity of WOM in the business world underscores how instrumental it has been as a consumer engagement lever. Therefore, it is imperative for business to understand the consequential role of WOM in influencing consumer ...