Entries by Pedro Ferreira

Qiwei Han Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

Qiwei Han successfully defended his PhD thesis on the impact of search costs in offline environments. In his thesis, Qiwei shows that consumers behave alike in offline and online settings when thinking about what to purchase. In particular, consumers first search for products and only later consider purchasing a product from the consideration set they […]

Xiaochen Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

Xiaochen Zhang successfully defended her PhD thesis on the welfare properties of recommender systems. In her thesis, Xiaochen looks at how recommender systems affect consumer surplus and firm profits. She shows that personalization can be used as a tool to extract excessive surplus from consumers just like price discrimination. Xiaochen is joining the Uber Data […]

Pedro Ferreira Speaks at Hass, Berkeley

Target the Ego or Target the Group Hass School of Business, UC Berkeley March 2017 Pedro will give a talk on socially-based proactive churn management at the Hass School of Business. In this paper, we show that using social network data in tandem with proactive churn management can reduce churn rates in IT-related services. We discuss results […]

Three Papers Selected for Presentation at WISE 2016

Our paper on the impact of website blocking on the piracy will be presented at WISE 2016. In this paper we show the using DNS blocking reduces piracy but it also leads people to find new ways to circumvent blocks, such as using DNS proxies. Our other paper on the impact of information from friends and from […]

Two Papers Accepted at CIST 2016

Our paper on the impact of website blocking on the piracy will be presented at CIST 2016. In this paper we show the using DNS blocking reduces piracy but it also leads people to find new ways to circumvent blocks, such as using DNS proxies. Our other paper on the impact of information from friends and […]