回扣合同的动态激励和筛选效果:以阿里巴巴收费机制为例

主讲人: 周晓露
简介:
Dr. Xiaolu Zhou is assistant professor of Economics at the School of Economics, Wangyanan Institution for Economic Studies, Xiamen University. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Ph.D. degree in Economics in 2017 with emphasis on Industrial Organization and Applied Microeconomics. Before that, she received M.A. in Economics from Peking University, and B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, respectively.
 
Dr. Zhou’s current research focus on online marketplaces, for example, online buyers’ and sellers’ behaviors in ecommerce marketplaces, online platforms’ reputation system, return policies and platform’s pricing. One of her paper studies the rating system in ecommerce marketplaces. She investigated consumers’ learning behavior from online ratings, and measured the effect on small and unknown sellers’ reputation and the market structure as a whole.
 
She also combines the vertical contracts literature with platforms’ pricing. In another paper, she compares different forms of platforms’ pricing, such as, a fixed commission rate, a membership fee, and nonlinear pricing. She focus on the moral hazard and adverse selection problems within the independent sellers, specifically, how platforms’ pricing affects independent sellers’ incentives to internalize the platform’s interests in market expansion, and how platforms’ pricing screen sellers with private information about their own demand and cost.
 
Besides, Dr. Zhou’s research also lie in computational solution methods of dynamic problems. One of her research paper proposed a new method to solve continuous-choice dynamic problems. Compared to the method of discretizing the action space, the new method improves the accuracy, and can be implemented to cases with multi-dimensional actions.
时间: 2017-11-30(Thursday)16:40-18:00
地点: D235
举办单位: 经济学院、王亚南经济研究院