Talking Data Speaker Series - Steve Tadelis

Professor Steve Tadelis is the James J. and Marianne B. Lowrey Chair in Business and a Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. 

Building Trust in Online Markets

On his return visit to Melbourne Business School, Steve will discuss results from a series of recent studies on the role of trust in online marketplaces. Well-functioning markets thrive only when buyers and sellers trust that transactions will be executed as described. Online anonymous markets have succeeded thanks to buyers and sellers being able to evaluate each other based on feedback from past transactions. But how effective are these feedback mechanisms and how can online platforms improve trust further?

Date: Thursday 9 November 2017
Time: 7.00am – 9.00am
Venue: Woodward Conference Centre, Law Building, Level 10, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton
Cost: $45 per person, includes breakfast
Registration: Register here

Further information about Steve

Professor Steve Tadelis is a Distinguished Fellow at the MBS Centre for Business Analytics. Steve was the Associate Dean for Strategic Planning (2006-2009) at the Haas School of Business and prior to joining Berkeley-Haas in 2005, Steve taught at Standford University for eight years.

Steve also held positions as a Senior Director and Distinguished Economist at eBay Research Labs (2011-2013) and Vice President of Economics and Market Design at Amazon (2016-2017) where he applied economic research tools to a variety of product and business applications, working with technologists, machine learning scientists, and business leaders. He continues to advise Amazon part-time as an Amazon Economist Fellow.

Steve’s areas of research span e-commerce, the economics of organization, procurement contracting, industrial organization, contract theory, and game theory.