Accepted Papers

Oral presentations

Discrimination with Incomplete Information in the Sharing Economy: Field Evidence from Airbnb
Dennis Zhang, Washington University in St. Louis; Jun Li, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Ruomeng Cui, Indiana University

Does Advertising Serve as a Signal? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mobile Search
Harikesh Nair, Stanford University

Dynamic Mechanism Design under Positive Commitment
Ilan Lobel, NYU Stern School of Business; Renato Paes Leme, Google

Credible Mechanism Design Mohammad Akbarpour, Stanford University; Shengwu Li, Harvard University

Invite Your Friend and You’ll Move Up in Line: Leveraging Social Ties via Operational Incentives
Luyi Yang, University of Chicago; Laurens Debo, Dartmouth College

The Scope of Sequential Screening with Ex-Post Participation Constraints
Francisco Castro, Columbia Business School; Gabriel Weintraub, Stanford; Dirk Bergemann, Yale University

Listing Policies and Market Thickness in Online B2B Auctions Markets
Wenchang Zhang, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland; Kostas Bimpikis, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Wedad Elmaghraby, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland; Ken Moon, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Adaptive Matching for Expert Systems with Uncertain Task Types
Virag Shah, Microsoft-Inria Joint Center; Lennart Gulikers, Microsoft-Inria Joint Center; Laurent Massoulie, Microsoft-Inria Joint Center; Milan Vojnovic, London School of Economics

Learning in Repeated Auctions with Budgets: Regret Minimization and Equilibrium
Yonatan Gur, Stanford GSB; Santiago Balseiro, Duke University

A Theory of Discounts and Deadlines in Retail Search
Bradley Larsen, Stanford University

Pairwise Comparisons for Online Reputation Systems
Nikhil Garg, Stanford University; Ramesh Johari, Stanford University

Pricing Wars in Cloud Computing: Utilization-Based versus Reservation-Based Pricing Schemes
Shi Chen, Foster School of Business, University of Washington; Hau Lee, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Kamran Moinzadeh, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Market Structure with the Entry of Peer-to-Peer Platforms: the Case of Hotels and Airbnb
Chiara Farronato, Harvard University; Andrey Fradkin, MIT

Market Making, Dynamic Pricing, and Information Aggregation in Spread Betting Markets
Adam Schultz, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; John Birge, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Bora Keskin, Duke University

Pricing and Optimization in Shared Vehicle Systems: Queueing Models and Approximation Algorithms
Siddhartha Banerjee, Cornell University; Daniel Freund, Cornell University; Thodoris Lykouris, Cornell University

Spatial Pricing in Ride-Sharing Networks
Kostas Bimpikis, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; Ozan Candogan, University of Chicago; Daniela Saban, Stanford

What Drives Pricing Behavior in Peer-to-Peer Markets? Evidence from the Carsharing Platform BlaBlaCar
Robert Hammond, North Carolina State University; Mehdi Farajallah, Rennes School of Business; Thierry Penard, CREM, University of Rennes 1

Route Preference and Station Network in the Bike Share System
Fanyin Zheng, Columbia Business School; Pu He, Columbia Business School; Karan Girotra, INSEAD; Elena Belavina, Chicago Booth School of Business

Sustaining a Good Impression: Mechanisms for Selling Impressions at Ad Exchanges
Sameer Mehta, The University of Texas at Dallas; Milind Dawande, The University of Texas at Dallas; Ganesh Janakiraman, The University of Texas at Dallas; Vijay Mookerjee, The University of Texas at Dallas

Facilitating the search for partners on matching platforms: Restricting agent actions
Daniela Saban, Stanford; Yash Kanoria, Columbia

Multiplicative Pacing Equilibria in Auction Markets
Vince Conitzer, Duke; Christian Kroer, CMU; Eric Sodomka, Facebook; Nicolas Stier-Moses, Facebook

Contingent Stimulus in Crowdfunding
Longyuan Du, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Ming Hu, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Jiahua Wu, Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London

How Do Complementors Respond to the Threat of Platform Owner Entry? Evidence from the Mobile App Market
Wen Wen, University of Texas at Austin; Feng Zhu, Harvard University

Dynamic Pricing in High-dimensions
Hamid Nazerzadeh, USC Marshall

Dynamic Data-Driven Estimation of Non-Parametric Choice Models
Nam Ho-Nguyen, Carnegie Mellon University; Fatma Kilinc-Karzan, Carnegie Mellon University

Stable Matchings in Metric Spaces: Modeling Real-World Preferences using Proximity
Hossein Abadi, Stanford University; Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford Univeristy

Dynamic Reserve Prices for Repeated Auctions: Learning from Bids
Yash Kanoria, Columbia Business School; Hamid Nazerzadeh, USC Marshall

A Personalized BDM Mechanism for Efficient Market Intervention Experiments
Imanol Arrieta Ibarra, Stanford University; Johan Ugander, Stanford University

Dynamic Recommendation at Checkout under Inventory Constraint
Will Ma, MIT

Truthful Equilibrium in Sponsored Search with Endogenous Budgets
Dragos Florin CIOCAN, INSEAD; Krishnamurthy Iyer, Cornell University

Descending Price Algorithm for Determining the Maximum Market Clearing Price in Matching Markets
Shih-Tang Su, University of Michigan; Vijay Subramanian, University of Michigan; Grant Schoenebeck, University of Michigan; Dr.Jacob Abernethy, University of Michigan

Ride-Hailing Networks with Strategic Drivers: The Impact of Platform Control Capabilities on Performance
Philipp Afeche, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Zhe Liu, Columbia Business School; Costis Maglaras, Columbia Business School

Flash Organizations
Daron Acemoglu, MIT; Mohamed Mostagir, University of Michigan; Asuman Ozdaglar, MIT

On the Efficacy of Static Prices for Revenue Management in the Face of Strategic Customers
Yiwei Chen, Singapore University of Technology and Design; Vivek Farias, MIT

Ta_tonnement in Markets for Trips: Evidence from Uber
Jonathan Hall, Uber Technologies; John Horton, NYU Stern; Dan Knoepfle, Uber Technologies

At What Quality and What Price?: Eliciting Buyer Preferences as a Platform Design Problem
John Horton, NYU Stern; Ramesh Johari, Stanford University

Personalized Dynamic Pricing with Machine Learning
Gah-Yi Ban, London Business School; Bora Keskin, Duke University

Promotion Planning of Network Goods
Saed Alizamir, Yale University; Ningyuan Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ; Vahideh Manshadi, Yale University

How to sell a database?
Kimon Drakopoulos, USC, Data Sciences and Operations; Ali Makhdoumi, MIT

Thompson Sampling for the MNL-Bandit
Shipra Agrawal, Columbia University; Vashist Avadhanula, Columbia University; Vineet Goyal, Columbia University; Assaf Zeevi, Columbia University

Information Acquisition Costs of Matching Mechanisms
Nicole Immorlica, Microsoft Research New England; Jacob Leshno, Columbia University; Irene Lo, Columbia University; Brendan Lucier, Microsoft Research New England

Surge Pricing Solves the Wild Goose Chase
Juan Castillo, Stanford University; Dan Knoepfle, Uber Technologies; Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research

Bilateral Ratings and P2P Market Segmentation
T. Tony Ke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Baojun Jiang, Washington University in St. Louis; Monic Sun, Boston University

Certification, Reputation and Entry: An Empirical Analysis
Xiang Hui, MIT; Maryam Saeedi, CMU; Giancarlo Spagnolo, SITE, Tor Vergata, Eief, CEPR; Steve Tadelis , Amazon, Berkeley

Measuring Consumer Surplus in the On-Demand Economy: the Case of Ride Sharing
Meng Liu, MIT; Chungsang Lam, Clemson University

Online Stochastic Matching in a Ride-Sharing Platform
Chinmoy Dutta, Lyft; Adam Greenhall, Lyft; Keshav Puranmalka, Lyft; Chris Sholley, Lyft

Peer-to-Peer Product Sharing: Implications for Ownership, Usage and Social Welfare in the Sharing Economy
Saif Benjaafar, University of Minnesota

Equilibrium Effects of Pay Transparency in Bargaining Environments
Bobak Pakzad-Hurson, Stanford University

Communication Requirements and Informative Signaling in Matching Markets
Itai Ashlagi, Stanford

Effectiveness of Paid Search Advertising: Experimental Evidence
Michael Luca, Harvard Business School; Daisy Dai, Lehigh Business

Poster presentations

On the Virtue of Being Regular and Predictable: A Structural Analysis of the Primary Dealer System in the United States Treasury Auctions
Eiichiro Kazumori, SUNY

Budget Management Strategies in Repeated Auctions
Santiago Balseiro, Duke University; Anthony Kim, Stanford University; Mohammad Mahdian, Google Research; Vahab Mirrokni, Google Research

Big Data Mathematical Economics: Approaches from the Fixed Income Field
Sharada Kalanidhi, Stanford University

Pricing Responses to Platform Leakage: Optimal Matching Platform Design When Matches Are Irrevocable
Isaias Chaves Villamizar, Stanford University

Obvious mistakes in a strategically simple college admissions environment
Sandor Sovago, VU Amsterdam; Ran Shorrer, PSU

Edgeworth Cycles in Pharmaceutical Prices from Procurement Auctions in Denmark
Frederik Hauschultz, University of Copenhagen; Harry J. Paarsch, University of Central Florida; Anders Munk-Nielsen, University of Copenhagen

Unraveling and Bilaterial Power in Two-sided Matching: Evidence from China College Admission
Yuqing Hu, University of Southern California

Motivating Participation and Effort in Innovation Contests
Konstantinos Stouras, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia; Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia; Raul O. Chao, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

Boosted Second-Price Auctions: Simple Mechanisms to Capture Heterogeneity
Hamid Nazerzadeh, USC Marshall; Negin Golrezaei, USC Marshall

Economic Value of Texts: Evidence from Online Debt Crowdfunding
Qiang Gao, City University of New York; Mingfeng Lin, University of Arizona

Social Learning from Online Reviews with Product Choice
Stefano Vaccari, MEMOTEF Department, La Sapienza University of Rome

Mean Field Equilibria of Pricing and Work-Quality Selection Games in Internet Marketplaces
Vamseedhar Reddyvari Raja, Texas A&M University; Srinivas Shakkottai, Texas A&M University; Vijay Subramanian, University of Michigan

Drivers, Riders and Service Providers: The impact of the sharing economy on Mobility
Harald Bernhard, Sinagpore University of Technology and Design

E-commerce Platforms and International Trade: A Large-Scale Field Experiment
Xiang Hui, MIT

Rotating Proposer Mechanisms for Team Formation
Jian Lou, Vanderbilt University

Conflicted Immediacy Provision
Yu An, Stanford University; Zeyu Zheng, Stanford University

Oblivious Dynamic Mechanism Design
Vahab Mirrokni, Google; Renato Paes Leme, Google; Pingzhong Tang, Tsinghua University; Song Zuo, Tsinghua University

Dynamic Matching in School Choice: Efficient Seat Reallocation After Late Cancellations
Itai Feigenbaum, Lehman College and the Graduate Center, CUNY; Yash Kanoria, Columbia; Irene Lo, Columbia University; Jay Sethuraman, Columbia University

Where You Live Matters: The Impact of Local Financial Market Competition in Managing Online Peer-To-Peer Loans
Mohammed Alyakoob, Purdue University; Mohammad Rahman, Purdue University; Zaiyan Wei, Purdue University

Optimal Signaling Mechanisms in Unobservable Queues with Strategic Customers
David Lingenbrink, Cornell University; Krishnamurthy Iyer, Cornell University

Machine Learning-Based Combinatorial Auctions
Sven Seuken, University of Zurich

Misaligned Incentives in Kidney Exchange
Itai Ashlagi, Stanford

Matching While Learning
Ramesh Johari, Stanford University; Vijay Kamble, Stanford University; Yash Kanoria, Columbia Business School

Law, Chinese Style: Taobao, Market Infrastructure, and Federalism
Lizhi Liu, Stanford; Barry Weingast, Stanford

Coordinating Supply and Demand on an On-demand Service Platform with Impatient Customers
Rick So, UC Irvine

Dynamic Pricing Game with Loyal Demand Component
Darius Walczak, PROS Inc; Siddharth Singh, CMU