Oct. 26th, Michael Baye, Ph.D. – Product Search Online
Bio: Michael Baye is the Bert Elwert Professor of Business at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He served as the Director of the Bureau of Economics at the US Federal Trade Commission during 2007 and 2008. Professor Baye has won numerous awards for his outstanding teaching and research, and has published several textbooks. His research focuses mainly on pricing strategies and their impact on consumer welfare and firm profits in both online and traditional markets. His academic work on mergers, auctions, patents, advertising, online markets and other areas related to antitrust and consumer protection has been published in leading economics and marketing journals. His work appears in the top general readership economics journals, the top journals in economic theory as well as the top field journals in industrial organization. Additionally, his academic research on pricing strategies in online markets has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The New York Times.