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Virtual Market Design Seminar

  • 1.  Virtual Market Design Seminar

    Posted 04-06-2020 06:28

    Dear all: 

    I am happy to announce the Virtual Market Design Seminar, which will start this week. The idea is to provide an alternative to our seminars cancelled due to travel restrictions brought on by the Covid-19.

    The seminar will be on Zoom, every two weeks, on Monday at 4:00-5:00pm (Paris time zone). The first talk will be exceptionally on Thursday April 9, at 2:00pm (Paris time zone).

    Upcoming presentations are:

    • Thursday, April 9, 2:00pm (Paris UTC).
      Maarten Janssen (University of Vienna): "Regulating Product Communication".
    • Monday, April 20, 4:00pm (Paris UTC).
      Scott Duke Kominers (Harvard Business School): "Redistribution through Markets" (with P. Dworczak and M. Akbarpour).
    • Monday, May 4, 4:00pm (Paris UTC).
      Renato Gomez (Toulouse School of Economics): "Regulating Platform Fees under Price Parity" (with A. Mantovani).
    • Monday, May 18, 4:00pm (Paris UTC).
      Benny Moldovanu (University of Bonn): "tba".

    Organizers are Olivier Bos (Paris 2), Nicolas Fugger (Cologne), Vitali Gretschko (ZEW), Helene Mass (Bonn), Marion Ott (ZEW), Martin Pollrich (Bonn), and Nora Szech (KIT).

    Additional information about the seminar is available at

    If you would like to participate and to stay up to date about upcoming presentations, please join our mailing list by filling out the form at We would be delighted about it. You will then receive the Zoom link for each talk.


    Best wishes,


    Marion Ott
    ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research