Platform Governance

12/10/2020 03:30 pm 12/10/2020 05:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Platform Governance

The Centre for Global BusinessDigital Economy Research Network (DERN) at Monash Business School, in partnership with Hong Kong Baptist University, National Taiwan University, and Renmin University of China, invites you to ‘Platform Governance’ webinar.

Dr Tat-How Teh will present his paper and discuss the related issues with the audience.

Abstract from the paper

Platforms that intermediate trades such as Amazon, Airbnb, and eBay play a regulatory role in deciding how to govern the “marketplaces” they create. We propose a framework to analyze a platform’s non-price governance designs and its incentive to act in a welfare-enhancing manner. We show that the platform’s governance designs can be distorted towards inducing insufficient or excessive seller competition, depending on the nature of the fee instrument employed by the platform. These results are illustrated with micro-founded applications to a platform’s control over seller entry, information provision and recommendation, quality standards, and search design choices.

Dr Chengsi Wang from Monash Business School will moderate this event, and Professor Tianle Zhang from Lingnan University will discuss the paper.

Dr Tat-How Teh

Tat-How Teh is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at National University of Singapore (NUS). Before that, he studied at NUS for his PhD in economics (2015-2019). His research interests are platform and digital economics, industrial organisation, and more generally applied microeconomic theory. Tat-How has published in leading journals such as American Economic Journal: Micro and European Economic Review.

Join the webinar

Please click here to start or join, or go to https://monash.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 829 9325 4450 and password: 225199.

Event Details

Date:
10 December 2020 at 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue:
Online - Melbourne time
Categories:
Global Business

Description

The Centre for Global BusinessDigital Economy Research Network (DERN) at Monash Business School, in partnership with Hong Kong Baptist University, National Taiwan University, and Renmin University of China, invites you to ‘Platform Governance’ webinar.

Dr Tat-How Teh will present his paper and discuss the related issues with the audience.

Abstract from the paper

Platforms that intermediate trades such as Amazon, Airbnb, and eBay play a regulatory role in deciding how to govern the “marketplaces” they create. We propose a framework to analyze a platform’s non-price governance designs and its incentive to act in a welfare-enhancing manner. We show that the platform’s governance designs can be distorted towards inducing insufficient or excessive seller competition, depending on the nature of the fee instrument employed by the platform. These results are illustrated with micro-founded applications to a platform’s control over seller entry, information provision and recommendation, quality standards, and search design choices.

Dr Chengsi Wang from Monash Business School will moderate this event, and Professor Tianle Zhang from Lingnan University will discuss the paper.

Dr Tat-How Teh

Tat-How Teh is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at National University of Singapore (NUS). Before that, he studied at NUS for his PhD in economics (2015-2019). His research interests are platform and digital economics, industrial organisation, and more generally applied microeconomic theory. Tat-How has published in leading journals such as American Economic Journal: Micro and European Economic Review.

Join the webinar

Please click here to start or join, or go to https://monash.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 829 9325 4450 and password: 225199.