Conference on Digital Platforms: Opportunities and Challenges?

27–28 octobre 2020


Conference co-organized with Ant Financial (Alibaba Group). This conference and Tokenomics will have a common program on October 27 afternoon.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The joint program with Tokenomics 2020

12:15 – 1:00 pm: Keynote speech - Long CHEN (Secretary-General Luohan Academy, Ant Financial) “On inclusive open finance in the digital age”

1:00 - 2:30 pm Joint Session on Platforms and Blockchain/Crytocurrencies

•1:00 – 1:30 : “Token-Based Platform Finance” - Ye LI (Ohio State University) joint with Lin WILLIAM CONG and Neng WANG

•1:30 – 2:00 : “When Do Smart Contracts and IoT Improve Efficiency? Automated Execution vs. Increased Information”, Hanna HALABURDA (NYU Stern) joint with Yannis BAKOS

•2:00 – 2:30 : “Product Market Competition with Crypto Tokens and Smart Contracts” Evgeny LYANDRES (Boston University)

3:00 – 3:45 pm: Keynote speech - Jean TIROLE (TSE) - “Some economics of fintech”

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

9:30 – 11:45 am: Session 1: Academic presentations

Moderator: Alexandre de Cornière (TSE)

•9:30 – 10:15: “Shelving or Developing? Acquisition of Potential Competitors” Massimo MOTTA (UPF) joint with Chiara FUMAGALLI and Emanuele TARANTINO

Discussant: Patrick REY (TSE)

•10:15 – 11:00: "Regulating Platform Fees under Price Parity" Renato GOMES (TSE), joint with Andrea MANTOVANI

Discussant: Thibaud VERGE (ENSAE)

•11:00 – 11:45: "Platform Design when Sellers Use Pricing Algorithm" Andrew RHODES (TSE), joint with Justin JOHNSON and Matthijs WILDENBEEST

Discussant: Emilio CALVANO (University of Bologna)

11:45 – 1:00 pm: Lunch break

1:00 - 2:30 pm: Round Table “Regulation and Antitrust of Digital Platforms”

Moderator: Jean TIROLE (TSE)

- Jacques CRÉMER (TSE)

- Amelia FLETCHER (Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia’)

- Eliana GARCES (Facebook)

- Pierre RÉGIBEAU (European Commission)

2:45 - 3:30 pm: Keynote speech - Marc Rysman (Boston University) “Empirics of Two-Sided Markets”

Moderator: Daniel Ershov (TSE)

3:45 - 6:00 pm: Session 2: Academic presentations

Moderator: Daniel Ershov (TSE)

•3.45 – 4:30: “When FinTech Competes for Payment Flows " Haoxiang ZHU (MIT), joint with Christine PARLOUR and Uday RAJAN

Discussant: Guillaume PLANTIN (Sciences Po)

•4:30 – 5:15: "Competitive Advertising on Brand Search: Traffic Stealing and Consumer Selection” Andrey SIMONOV (Columbia University)

Discussant: Maria-Ana VITORINO (INSEAD)

•5:15 – 6:00 “Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale Using a Digital Platform Merger” Chiara FARRONATO (HBS) joint with Andrey FRADKIN

Discussant: Francesco DECAROLIS (Bocconi University)