ZiF Research Group

Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products

October 2021 – July 2022

Convenors: Herbert Dawid (Bielefeld, GER), Sabine Gless (Basel, SUI), Gerd Muehlheusser (Hamburg, GER)
ZiF Research Group Workshop
Poster

Product Innovations: Liability, Incentives and Market Dynamics


19 – 21 January 2022
Convenors: Herbert Dawid (Bielefeld, GER), Sabine Gless (Basel, SUI), Gerd Muehlheusser (Hamburg, GER)

Event Program

Wednesday, 19 January
12:30 Registration
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch / Welcome Address by the Convenors of the Research Group
14:00 – 16:00 Session 1, Chair: Peter Kort
Georges Zaccour (HEC Montréal, Canada): Dynamic Pricing and Advertising in the Presence of Strategic Consumers and Social Contagion: A Mean-Field Game Approach (via Zoom)
Andrea Seidl (University of Vienna, Austria): Budget Constraints and the Critical Mass in Advertising Diffusion Models in the Digital Economy
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee, Tea and Cake Break
16:30 – 18:30 Session 2, Chair: Sabine Gless
Sharon Di (Columbia University, USA): Liability Design for Autonomous Vehicles and Human-Driven Vehicles: A Hierarchical Game-Theoretic Approach (via Zoom)
Bryant Walker Smith (University of South Carolina, USA): The Trustworthy Company (via Zoom)
19:00 Dinner
Thursday, 20 January
10:30 – 12:30 Session 3, Chair: Andrea Seidl
Alessandro De Chiara (University of Barcelona, Spain): Efficient Copyright Filters for Online Hosting Platforms (via Zoom)
Nick Huberts (University of York, United Kingdom): Growing Markets and Platform Compatibility under Uncertainty
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Session 4, Chair: Herbert Dawid
Mauro Napoletano (University of Côte d'Azur, France): Governance Structure, Technical Change and Industry Competition (via Zoom)
Philipp Harting (Bielefeld University, Germany): Digital Products and Global Value Chains in an Agent-Based Model
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee, Tea and Cake Break
16:30 – 18:00 Keynote, Chair: Gerd Muehlheusser
Kathy Spier (Harvard University, USA): Holding Gatekeepers Liable (via Zoom)
19:00 Dinner
Friday, 21 January
9:00 – 11:00 Session 5, Chair: Richard Hartl
Peter Kort (Tilburg University, Netherlands): Preventive Investment and Malfunctions: to Exit or not to Exit
Andreas Pietryga (Bielefeld University, Germany): The optimal timing of product introduction and safety investments for automated vehicles (via Zoom)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee and Tea Break
11:30 – 12:30 Session 6, Chair: Sabine Gless
Alexander Rasch (University of Dusseldorf, Germany): Collusion by Algorithm: The Role of Unobserved Actions (via Zoom)
12:30 Farewell Lunch / Departure
all times given are CET

Please direct any inquiries about the research group Economic and Legal Challenges in the Advent of Smart Products to the coordinator Nadine Sutmöller.


smart-products@uni-bielefeld.de
+49 521 106-12836