Saturday, September 3, 2016

Market designers in Silicon Valley and beyond

Here's a story that mentions a handful number of economists doing market design inside tech firms:
 Goodbye, Ivory Tower. Hello, Silicon Valley Candy Store

It begins with this picture of Peter Coles (Airbnb's chief economist), whose quote about candy stores is echoed in the headline.

And here's a quote from Hal Varian:
"Understanding how digital markets work is getting a lot of attention now, said Hal Varian, Google’s chief economist. But, he said, “I thought it was fascinating years ago.”

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