PhD Defense P. Samranchit
Competition in Digital Markets
This thesis contains three essays on different topics related to competition in digital markets. The first essay analyzes the effects of interoperability on price competition in a market with network effects. It looks at a market in an early stage of development before the monopoly is entrenched. The second essay studies the roles of complementarity and economies of scope in conglomerate mergers involving a digital ecosystem. It shows that these two characteristics lead to foreclosure in the long run. The last essay investigates the effect of improved information, in the form of more accurate product recommendations, on price competition.
Peerawat Samranchit (Bangkok, Thailand, 1989) received his BA in Economics at Thammasat University in 2012. He obtained his MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2013. After that, he worked for two and a half years as an economist at a financial institution in Bangkok before starting the Research Master in Economics at Tilburg University in 2016. In 2018, he started as a PhD candidate at the Department of Economics at TiSEM, Tilburg University, under the supervision of prof. dr. Eric van Damme and dr.ir. Bert Willems.
- Location: Cobbenhagen building, Aula
- Supervisor: Prof. E.E.C. van Damme
- Co-supervisor: Dr. B.R.R. Willems