Using Internet Data to Understand Consumers and Markets

Mar 16, 2015

"Using Internet Data to Understand Consumers and Markets"

Stanford University professor Jonathan Levin delivered the 31st Barcelona GSE Lecture at Banc Sabadell on March 16, 2015. The topic of his lecture was, "Using Internet Data to Understand Consumers and Markets."

In his lecture, Prof. Levin discussed the advantages and challenges of conducting behavioral experiments with billions of pieces of data from online retailers such as eBay or Amazon. He also shared some of the more surprising findings from work carried out with his research team. 

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About our speaker

Jonathan Levin (PhD, MIT) is the Holbrook Working Professor of Price Theory at Stanford University, and Chair of the Department of Economics. He is also Professor by Courtesy in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. His research is in the field of industrial organization, particularly the economics of contracting, organizations, and market design. His current research interests include Internet platforms, auction design, and the health care system. Levin received the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal in 2011 as the economist under the age of 40 who has made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, and the winner of department and school-wide teaching awards. He is an elected member of the AEA’s Executive Committee, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.