FINTECHNEXT Speaker Series with Professor Nir Vulkan, Director of the Fintech Programme and Associate Professor of Business Economics at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
|Date||Wednesday, 1 July|
|Time||12pm to 1pm|
This session will be delivered via an online webinar. All welcome but numbers will be limited.
RSVP to Dionysios Karavidas (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10am on Thursday, 25 June. Please note that places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Professor Nir Vulkan
Nir is a leading authority on e-commerce and market design, and on applied research and teaching on hedge funds. Alongside his role at Saïd Business School, Nir is also a Fellow of Worcester College. Nir is author of one of the leading texts on the microeconomics of e-commerce The Economics of E-Commerce: A Strategic Guide to Understanding and Designing the Online Marketplace. The book analyses online trading mechanisms and the way in which web-based technologies such as bidding elves, smart agents and shopping bots, influence the behaviour of consumers and retailers.
More recently, Nir has edited, with Al Roth and Zvika Neeman, The Handbook of Market Design. The handbook contains a selection of the latest research in the growing field of market design, and draws on Vulkan’s interest and expertise in markets, both virtual and those confined to particular geographical locations. He is particularly interested in how lessons from successful and unsuccessful markets can be learned and transferred to different environments. Part of the book examines issues raised by the fact that the internet is now the preferred platform for most markets, and the wide choice this gives consumers. He also examines markets linked to geography where participants have little choice.