Lesley Chiou

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Firms that sell via a direct channel and via indirect channels have to decide whether to allow third-party sellers to use the trademarked brand name of the product in their advertising. This question has been particularly controversial for advertising on search engines. In June 2009, Google started allowing any third-party reseller for a product to use a(More)
The digital revolution means that consumers can now quickly and easily access content that is aggregated from many online sources. However, digital aggregation has tested the boundaries of copyright law. It is not clear whether allowing extracts of copyrighted works to be distributed by others benefits or harms copyright holders. We ask whether digital(More)
This paper quantifies the degree of competition and spatial differentiation across different retail channels by exploiting a unique dataset that describes a consumer’s choice of store, product of purchase, item price, and demographics. For each household, I collect information on the location and distance of nearby stores. Then I estimate a consumer’s(More)
0167-6245/$ see front matter 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infoecopol.2013.03.001 q We thank Christopher Hafer of Experian Hitwise and Chad Bundrock of Gannett. We would like to thank Mary Bemis, Sara Mcknight, and Oyana Lusk for excellent research assistance. ⇑ Corresponding author. E-mail address: lchiou@oxy.edu (L.(More)
This paper investigates whether larger quantities of historical data confer a competitive advantage to firms that offer Internet search. We study how the length of time that search engines retained their server logs affected the apparent accuracy of subsequent searches. Our analysis exploits changes in these policies prompted by the actions of the European(More)
The digitization of content has led to the growth of platforms that draw news and information from multiple sources. Policy makers are concerned that these new platforms threaten incentives for the production of original content. As a result, policymakers in Europe are contemplating regulations that would force such aggregators to pay each time they(More)
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