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Stanford’s Athey to give Steine Lecture Dec. 5

Nov. 30, 2018, 9:20 AM

Susan Athey
Susan Athey

Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, will discuss “The Impact of Digital Intermediaries on Product Quality and Industry Structure: Evidence from News and Ridesharing” on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The talk, part of the Department of EconomicsSteine Lecture Series, is scheduled from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 126. A reception will follow.

Athey’s research is in the areas of industrial organization, microeconomic theory, and applied econometrics. Her current research focuses on the design of auction-based marketplaces and the economics of the internet, primarily on online advertising and the economics of the news media. She also has studied dynamic mechanisms and games with incomplete information, comparative statics under uncertainty, and econometric methods for analyzing auction models.

The David Steine Lectureship honors former Vanderbilt professor David L. Steine and was established in 1978 by multiple donors to provide support for annual lectures in the Department of Economics at the College of Arts and Science. The Steine Lectures address an economic problem of interest to the general public.