I am a 5th year PhD candidate in computer science at Boston University and a graduate fellow of the Hariri Institute.
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.
The Rise of the Sharing Economy: Estimating the Impact of Airbnb on the Hotel IndustryPDFSSRN Georgios Zervas, Davide Proserpio and John W. Byers. Invited revision at Journal of Marketing Research.
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).
🏆 Best Paper Nominee at EC'15
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.