The Research Seminar in Economics is a platform for invited speakers to present their current research, thereby facilitating the exchange between speakers and faculty members of the City University of London.
Please note this event has been re-scheduled to 20 April 2022.
It covers empirical as well as theoretical contributions across all fields of economics. The Research Seminar in Economics is usually held weekly during the academic term.
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Professor Rossella Argenziano (University of Essex)
We study data linkages among heterogeneous firms and examine how they shape the outcome of privacy regulation. A single consumer interacts sequentially with two firms: one firm collects data on consumer behavior; the other firm leverages the data to set a quality level and a price.
A data linkage benefits the consumer in equilibrium when the recipient firm is sufficiently similar to the collecting firm.
We then endogenize linkage formation under various forms of privacy regulation. We show that voluntary consent requirements are beneficial to consumers in equilibrium but that bans on discriminatory price and quality offers are harmful.
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