Alexander White

Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management

Associate Professor

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Weilun Building

Beijing, 100084

China

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Insulated Platform Competition

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 20 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2016
Alexander White and E. Glen Weyl
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management and Microsoft
Downloads 2,195 (8,606)
Citation 47

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platform competition, insulating tariffs, Spence distortion, user coordination, penetration pricing, excessive entry

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On the Antitrust Economics of the Electronic Books Industry

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 12 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2014
Germain Gaudin and Alexander White
University of Freiburg - College of Economics and Behavioral Sciences and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 1,167 (23,124)
Citation 23

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Electronic Books, Antitrust in High-Tech Industries, Vertical Contracting, Wholesale vs. Agency Agreements, Media Economics

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Let the Right 'One' Win: Policy Lessons from the New Economics of Platforms

Competition Policy International, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 29-51, 2014., University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 709
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2020
E. Glen Weyl and Alexander White
Microsoft and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 956 (30,833)
Citation 9

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platforms, network effects, lock-in, fragmentation, excessive entry, winner-takes-all, heterogeneity

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Citation 3

The Attention Economy of Online Advertisement

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2021
Alexander White and Kamal Jain
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management and Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research New England
Downloads 364 (104,458)
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Economics of the Internet, Search Engines, Web Advertisement, Attention, Non-transferable Utility

The Attention Economy of Online Advertising

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2021
Alexander White and Kamal Jain
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management and Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research New England
Downloads 214 (181,588)

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Platforms, Advertising, Misplacement, Market Power

Double Marginalization and Misplacement in Online Advertising

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 21 Sep 2021
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management, Amazon, Bank of Canada and University of Alabama
Downloads 24 (640,470)

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Platforms, Advertising, Misplacement, Double Marginalization, Competition

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Search Engines: Left Side Quality Versus Right Side Profits

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 31, pp. 690-701, Nov. 2013, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijindorg.2013.04.003
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2014
Alexander White
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 524 (68,519)
Citation 27

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Search Engines, Economics of the Internet, Two-sided Markets, Monopolist Quality Choice, Media Bias

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Multidimensional Platform Design

American Economic Review, Vol. 107, No. 5, pp. 191-195, 2017.
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 04 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2020
Andre Veiga, E. Glen Weyl and Alexander White
Imperial College London, Microsoft and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 448 (83,281)
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Platforms, Multidimensional Heterogeneity, Quality, Design, Sorting, Centrality

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Unit vs. Ad Valorem Taxes under Revenue Maximization

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 May 2014 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2014
Germain Gaudin and Alexander White
University of Freiburg - College of Economics and Behavioral Sciences and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 288 (135,730)
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Commodity Taxation, Unit Tax, Ad Valorem Tax, Tax Shifting, Pass-Through, Revenue-Maximizing Government, Imperfect Competition

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Walrasian Equilibrium in Large, Quasilinear Markets

Theoretical Economics, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 281-290, May 2013, DOI: 10.3982/TE1060
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 May 2011 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2018
Eduardo M. Azevedo, E. Glen Weyl and Alexander White
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Microsoft and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 254 (154,223)
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Walrasian equilibrium, quasilinear utility, indivisible goods, continuum economies, complementary preferences

Payment Platforms and Pricing: When Does a 'One Price Rule' Help Consumers?

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Jan 2019
Chang Liu, Fengshi Niu and Alexander White
Harvard University, Department of Economics, Students, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics, Students and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 146 (254,175)
Citation 2

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Platforms, Payment Intermediaries, Electronic Payments, Price Coherence, Third-Degree Price Discrimination, Demand Curvature

Optional Intermediaries and Pricing Restraints

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 13 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2021
Chang Liu, Fengshi Niu and Alexander White
Harvard University, Department of Economics, Students, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics, Students and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 105 (325,209)

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Platforms, online intermediaries, price coherence, price discrimination

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Downloads 198 (195,385)
Citation 1

Vertical Agreements and User Access

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Dec 2018
Germain Gaudin and Alexander White
University of Freiburg - College of Economics and Behavioral Sciences and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 103 (329,487)

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Platforms, User Access, Per-Unit vs. Proportional Fees, Wholesale vs. Agency Agreements, Unit vs. Ad Valorem Taxation, Antitrust

Vertical Agreements and User Access

American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 328-371, Aug. 2021, DOI: 10.1257/mic.20180339
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 10 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2021
Germain Gaudin and Alexander White
University of Freiburg - College of Economics and Behavioral Sciences and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 95 (347,466)
Citation 1

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Platforms, User Access, Per-Unit vs. Proportional Fees, Wholesale vs. Agency Agreements, Unit vs. Ad Valorem Taxation, Antitrust

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An Online Appendix to 'Insulated Platform Competition'

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 15 May 2015 Last Revised: 19 Apr 2016
Alexander White and E. Glen Weyl
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management and Microsoft
Downloads 89 (359,304)
Citation 1

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platform competition, insulating tariffs, Spence distortion, excessive entry, user coordination, dominant strategy implementation

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An Online Appendix to 'Multidimensional Platform Design'

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2017
Andre Veiga, E. Glen Weyl and Alexander White
Imperial College London, Microsoft and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 86 (366,982)

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platforms, multidimensional heterogeneity, quality, design, sorting, centrality

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Half-Hearted Cooperation: A Theory of the Evolution of Altruistic Preferences

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 Mar 2013
Alexander White
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 71 (409,732)

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Altruism, Cooperation, Economics and Biology, Evolution of Preferences, Contribution and Free-Riding, Prisoners’ Dilemma, Technology Adoption

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Outsiders, Insiders and Interventions in the Housing Market

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 110-134, March 2021.
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 22 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2021
Xiaokuai Shao and Alexander White
International Business School, Beijing Foreign Studies University and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 57 (457,970)

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Ownership Restriction, Sale versus Rental, Taxation, Chinese Housing, Hukou, Second-Best

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Platform Competition and Interoperability: The Net Fee Model

NET Institute Working Paper No. 21-13
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 25 Oct 2021
Mehmet Ekmekci, Alexander White and Lingxuan Wu
Boston College - Department of Economics, Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management and Department of Economics, Harvard University
Downloads 32 (571,892)

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Platform Competition, Big Tech, Net Fees, Interoperability

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An Online Appendix to "Outsiders, Insiders and Interventions in the Housing Market"

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Aug 2020
Xiaokuai Shao and Alexander White
International Business School, Beijing Foreign Studies University and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 7 (749,156)

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Ownership Restriction, Sale versus Rental, Taxation, Chinese Housing, Hukou, Second-Best

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Economics of Online Platforms

THE NEW PALGRAVE DICTIONARY OF ECONOMICS, Steven N. Durlauf, Lawrence E. Blume, eds., Online Edition, 2012
Posted: 11 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2013
Alexander White
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management

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consumption externalities, economics of the internet, electronic commerce, multi-sided platforms, network effects, search engines, social networks, sponsored search auctions, two-sided markets