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 2,115 (8,321)
Citation 46

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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 1,131 (22,210)
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 908 (30,518)
Citation 9

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

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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 513 (64,950)
Citation 26

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

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Citation 3

The Attention Economy of Online Advertising

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2020
Alexander White and Kamal Jain
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management and Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research New England
Downloads 151 (230,769)

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Platforms, Advertising, Misplacement, Market Power

The Attention Economy of Online Advertisement

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 10 Feb 2018
Alexander White and Kamal Jain
Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management and Microsoft Corporation - Microsoft Research New England
Downloads 355 (99,842)
Citation 4

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Economics of the Internet, Search Engines, Web Advertisement, Attention, Non-transferable Utility

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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 426 (81,496)
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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 271 (134,539)
Citation 8

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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 250 (145,971)
Citation 4

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Walrasian equilibrium, quasilinear utility, indivisible goods, continuum economies, complementary preferences

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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 96 (323,165)

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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 (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 10 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2020
Germain Gaudin and Alexander White
University of Freiburg - College of Economics and Behavioral Sciences and Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management
Downloads 74 (379,382)

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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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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 136 (250,618)
Citation 2

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

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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 84 (348,671)

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

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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 84 (348,671)

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

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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 70 (386,875)

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

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Optional Intermediaries and Pricing Restraints

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Apr 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 6 (710,602)

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Platform strategy, online intermediaries, price coherence, price discrimination

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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 6 (710,602)

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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