I am a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Pennsylvania. I will be available for interviews at the 2019 AMA Summer Academic Conference in Chicago from August 9 to11
My interests lie in quantitative marketing, empirical industrial organization, econometric modeling, and data analysis. My current research is focusing on dynamic pricing and sharing economy.
In my job market paper, I develop an empirical framework to study the pricing dynamics on Airbnb and to evaluate the impact of automated pricing, a tool that allows hosts to update their prices without manual interference. The model in this paper explains the price pattern observed in the data and focuses on three factors that influence the host's pricing decision: renter's willingness to pay, inventory structure and price adjustment cost. Using the data of Airbnb pricing and rental history, I evaluate the revenue and welfare implications of automated pricing.