Davide Proserpio

I am a 5th year PhD candidate in computer science at Boston University. I am advised by Sharon Goldberg and John Byers and I frequently collaborate with Giorgos Zervas.
I am interested in problems lying at the intersection of marketing and computer science. By using current econometric tools, my research seeks to empirically measure and quantify how digital information influences industries and markets. Specifically, my work focuses on two areas: the impact of user-generated content on firms and consumer behavior, and the impact of new online market models (e.g., the sharing economy) on traditional industries.

Prior to joining Boston University, I was a research assistant at Universidad Carlos III - UC3M (Madrid, Spain) where I worked on topics related to content delivery and protection, digital identity management and network security. I obtained a Master in Engineering degree from UC3M and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) in 2010 and a bachelor in telecommunication engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2008.
More information about me can be found in my CV.


News


Working Papers

  • [JOB MARKET PAPER]
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews
    PDF SSRN
    Davide Proserpio and Georgios Zervas.
    First version: 11/09/2014
    Last revision: 04/12/2015

    To appear in the 16th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'15), Portland, Oregon (abstract-only publication).

  • A First Look at Online Reputation on Airbnb, Where Every Stay is Above Average PDF SSRN
    Georgios Zervas, Davide Proserpio and John W. Byers.
    First version: 01/30/2015
    Last revision: 04/12/2015

    Media coverage
    Wired (05/07/15)
    TechCrunch (04/11/15)
    Corriere della Sera, print edition (03/27/15) PDF
    Mashable (02/25/15)
    New York Times (01/30/15)

  • The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Estimating the Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel Industry PDF SSRN
    Georgios Zervas, Davide Proserpio and John W. Byers.
    First version: 12/13/2013
    Last revision: 05/07/2015

    To appear in the 16th ACM Conference on Economics and Computation (EC'15), Portland, Oregon (abstract-only publication).
    Initial version presented at the Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE '13), Milan, Italy, December 2013 and at the Ninth Symposium on Statistical Challenges in eCommerce Research (SCECR '13), Lisbon, Portugal, June 2013.

    Media coverage
    Bloomberg - Guest Commentary and video (06/15/15)
    New York Times (05/11/15)
    Los Angeles Times (06/11/14)
    The Economist (04/26/14)
    Hotels News Now (02/14/14)
    The Athlantic Cities (02/10/14)
    Huffingtonpost (02/09/14, in Spanish, thanks Lucia!)
    New York Times Bits blog (02/05/14)
    Boston Globe Ideas Blog (01/13/14)

Full papers list

Recent talks

  • Marketing Science Conference, Baltimore, US, June 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

  • Conference on E and Computation (EC), Portland, US, June 2015
    The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Estimating the Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel Industry

  • Conference on Economics and Computation (EC), Portland, US, June 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

  • IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, April 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

  • ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain, April 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

  • Telefonica Research, Barcelona, Spain, April 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

  • Theory and Practice of Differential Privacy (TPDP), London, UK, April 2015
    wPINQ: Differentially-Private Analysis of Weighted Datasets

  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University College London, London ,UK, April 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

  • Computer Laboratory Systems Research Group Seminar, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, April 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

  • Computational Social Science Institute, UMass Amherst, US, January 2015
    Online Reputation Management: Estimating the Impact of Management Responses on Consumer Reviews

All talks

Contact information
Boston University
Department of Computer Science
111 Cummington Mall, MCS 136
Boston, MA 02215.
Email: dproserp at cs dot bu dot edu
Twitter: @dade_us