Essays in microeconomics


Preuß, Marcel


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URL: https://madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/44857
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-448571
Document Type: Doctoral dissertation
Year of publication: 2018
Place of publication: Mannheim
University: Universität Mannheim
Evaluator: Peitz, Martin
Date of oral examination: 16 May 2018
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > VWL, Industrieökonomik, Wettbewerbspolitik u. Regulierung (Peitz 2007-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Subject headings (SWD): Industrieökonomik , Experimentelle Wirtschaftsforschung
Keywords (English): Dynamic Price Discrimination , Economics of Privacy , Distributional Preferences
Abstract: The thesis has three self-contained chapters each contributing to a different topic in microeconomics. In the main chapter of the thesis, I revisit the well-known problem of price discrimination in the light of the recent rise of online tracking technologies. In an environment where consumers search for the offers of competing sellers sequentially, the ability of sellers to condition their offers on a consumer's search history has radical implications for equilibrium search behavior and prices, sometimes leading to a reversal of the theoretical predictions obtained from existing models of price discrimination. Under what conditions and why tracking of search histories is beneficial or detrimental for consumers, sellers and overall welfare are the main questions addressed in this chapter.

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