The dissertation consists of three essays on individual behavior and new technologies. The first essay presents evidence that despite wide availability of potential savings, publication of contracted hospital prices does not affect the short-run demand for health care. The second essay studies indirect reciprocity in a large market of video game streaming where individuals are more likely to transfer their viewers to each other if they received similar gifts in the recent past. Finally, the third essay shows that while social networks of co-producing content can decrease individual churn from an online platform, they also speed up the exit process once the shutdown of the platform is announced to the users.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||22 Oct 2021|
|Place of Publication||Tilburg|
|Print ISBNs||978 90 5668 663 5|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|