Entries by Pedro Ferreira

Pedro Ferreira Awarded the Information Systems Society Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award (2018)

I was awarded the ISS Sandy Slaughter Early Career Award for my contributions to research, teaching and service to the IS community. The award “… recognizes and honors early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline.” For more information, please visit the link below. Read […]

Paper on the Welfare Properties of Profit Maximizing Recommender Systems Conditionally Accepted at MISQ

My paper on the welfare properties of recommender systems that maximize profit, with Xiaochen Zhang, Miguel Matos and Rodrigo Belo, has been conditionally accepted for publication at MISQ. This paper shows conditions under which the recommender system that maximizes profit hurts consumers. Essentially, consumers seem to exhibit a lower price elasticity of demand for items […]

Two Papers Accepted for Presentation at CIST

My papers on the interplay of signals from friends and from the crowd on the search and purchase of experience goods (with Chris Yang and Miguel Matos) and on the effect of smartphone in classrooms on student performance (with Zhe Deng, Aaron Cheng and Paul Pavlov) have been accepted for presentation at the Conference on […]

Two Papers Accepted for Presentation at CODE@MIT

My papers on the interplay of signals from friends and from the crowd on the search and purchase of experience goods (with Chris Yang and Miguel Matos) and on the effect of smartphone in classrooms on student performance (with Zhe Deng, Aaron Cheng and Paul Pavlov) have been accepted for presentation at the Conference on […]

Paper on the Effect of Shortening Lock-in Periods in Telecoms Conditionally Accepted at MISQ

My paper on the effect of shortening lock-in periods in the telecommunications industry, with Chris Yang and Miguel Matos, has been conditionally accepted for publication at MISQ. This paper estimates switching costs in triple-play services and shows that reducing lock-in periods may not always increase welfare because of the capital fixed costs associated to the […]

New Randomized Field Experiment with Kooledge

A new partnership between Kooledge and Colegio Valssassina has just started. Our goal is to test several hypotheses regarding the potential of learning-by-teaching as a mechanism to improve performance. Students in the 12th grade are using Kooledge as a tool to study probabilities. Stay tuned for preliminary results coming out soon.