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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.

Pedro Ferreira Promoted to Associate Professor

I have been promoted to Associate Professor (w/o tenure) at Carnegie Mellon University with a major appointment in the School of Information Systems Management at the Heinz College and a minor appointment in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at the College of Engineering.

Three Papers Accepted at the Symposium on Statistical Challenges in E-Commerce Research

Three papers have been accepted for presentation at SCECR 2018: “Mobile Distraction in Class: An Empirical Investigation on Smartphone Use Policies”, with Zhe Deng, Aaron Cheng and Paul Pavlov; “The Impact of DNS Blocking on Digital Piracy Activity”, with Filipa Reis and Miguel Matos; and “Binge Watching and the Subscription of Video on Demand: Evidence […]

Chris Yang Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

Chris Yang has successfully defended his PhD thesis at Carnegie Mellon University. His thesis is a collection of essays on consumer behavior in telecommunications. His first paper looks at the effect of reducing lock-in periods in industry on firm profit, consumer surplus and welfare. This paper shows that reducing lock-in periods may not always increase […]

Effect of Smartphones in Classroom on Student Performance

A new paper with Zhe Deng, Aaron Chen and Paul Pavlou (Fox Temple) studies the effect of allowing smartphones into the classroom on the performance of students. Our preliminary results show that allowing these devices in the class at will reduces performance but if they are actively used as part of the learning experience then […]

The Effects of Timeshift TV Published at Management Science

My paper with Filipa Reis, Rodrigo Belo and Miguel Matos on the impact of Timeshift TV (TSTV) on TV consumption and ad avoidance has been accepted for publication at Management Science. In this paper, we partner with a major telecommunications provider to study the effect of Time-Shift TV (TSTV) on TV consumption. We find that, on […]

Two Best Paper Awards at ICIS

Our paper on the Impact of TSTV on TV viewership and ad consumption won the best paper award at the 2017 International Conference on Information Systems in the Data Science, Decision Analytics and Visualization track. In this paper, we show that the introduction of TSTV does not reduce the consumption of live TV nor the […]