Impact of Automation and Globalization on Extreme Political Preferences

Funded Research Proposal

In this proposal, we argue that support of populism can be explained by the interaction between individual economic and social experiences and aggregate economic shocks. We test empirically if personal experiences, information environment, and their interaction with aggregate economic shocks shape people’s political decisions. Read More

Changing Demand of Skills in the U.S. Labor Market: Evidence Based on the Text Analysis of Online Job Postings

Funded Research Proposal

The labor market in the United States is undergoing substantial changes. Demand for traditional skills is declining. A large fraction of old manufacturing jobs were outsourced; and the new ones that have returned to the U.S. are often heavily automated with industrial robots and demand a new set of skills from the workers. Read More

Man vs. the Machine: How Automation can Reduce Team Productivity

Funded Research Proposal

In this study we are concerned with the rational reasons for why in human-machine systems, the productivity of the man can be lower compared to the productivity of the man in the human-human systems. We explain the observation by the distortion of incentives which is required to motivate the remaining men in workplace. Read More

Connecting People for Nudges: Optimal Design of Networks to Motivate Consumer Behavior

Working Papers

An increasing number of start-ups create online and offline shared goal communities for individuals with similar goals to work towards them in the company of others. Such platforms allow individuals to connect and share effort information under the premise that it is more likely for consumers to reach their goals if they can gauge their activity in line with others’ activities.Read More

How Much Is Web Traffic Changing the News You Read?

If you’ve ever thought that the quest for more clicks is affecting the sorts of articles that get published in the media, Wharton marketing professor Pinar Yildirim wants you to know that you’re right. But it’s not quite the overarching impact that you might expect. Read More

Women, Rails and Telegraphs: Information Spillovers and Collective Action

Funded Research Proposal

Social networks and media enable information diffusion in societies — and are thus at the core of collective decision making and action. The recent rise of many events which are critical for the political and corporate stakeholders, such as the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, require information essential to individuals’ participation to spread among heterogeneous populations and over wide geographies.Read More

Rewarding the Few or the Many? An Investigation of the Impact of Rewards in Open Innovation Contests

Working Papers

In this study, we examine the impact of financial incentives on participation and quality of submitted ideas in crowd-sourced innovation contests. We compare three commonly used contest designs that vary with respect to the number of winners and how the total reward is distributed.Read More