Milena Petrova's PhD defense on December 14th, 2018

December 14, 2018 Campus

Milena PETROVA will defend her thesis on  "Essays in Empirical Industrial Organization " on Friday14th December 2018, Room MS 217 (Manufacture des Tabacs) at 10:30 pm.

Supervisor: Christian Bontemps, TSE researcher

Memberships are:

  • Professor PERRONE, Professor of economics at the University of Pompeu Fabra
  • Professor Grazia CECERE, Professor of economics at the Institut Mines Telecom
  • Pofessor Wilfried SAND, Professor of economics at TSE
  • Professor Christian BONTEMPS, Professor of economics at TSE


In the past couple of decades, digitization has affected the strategy of economic players and the structure of markets across the board by lowering the cost of storing, sharing and analyzing data. This has given rise to a new field of economics, the economics of digitization, which touches upon the fields of industrial organization, market design, information economics, and labor economics. For industrial economists, these new questions and challenges coupled with new types of data, have led to vigorous research on the topics of reputation, search, rankings, matching, and online auctions. Following this line of research, the first two of the chapters in my thesis are on the topics information frictions and reputation systems in online service markets, and the third chapter proposes a novel methodology for modeling transaction prices motivated by competition on online distribution channels.