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February 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Bocconi University

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IGIER Research Center
Post-Doctoral Research Position at Bocconi University

JOE ID Number: 2021-01_111466479
Date Posted: 02/01/2021
Date Inactive: 07/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Post-Doctoral Research Position at Bocconi University
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Milan, ITALY
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Digital markets
online advertising
marketing agencies
internet auctions
market structure
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The IGIER Research Centre of Bocconi University seeks to fill a post-doc position for 2 years. The appointment will start 1st September 2021.

The researcher will work on the ERC project “Competition in Digital Markets”.

The tendency for digital platforms to assume a “winner takes all” form, where the market tips to a situation of highly concentrated oligopoly or even monopoly, puts into question whether the forces of free market competition are enough to guarantee that this concentration does not harm consumers and businesses. The post-doc will collaborate on this broad issue ranging from the role of intermediaries in digital advertising, the role of competition and defaults in online search engines, the price of privacy in digital markets and the effects of new regulatory interventions.

To achieve the projects’ goals, a series of activities are necessary:
-Data collection and organization. Various kinds of data must be assembled from different sources, including from web scraping via Python.
-Implementation of both standard econometric techniques and machine learning methods will be employed to analyze the data (through Python, Stata and R).
-Programming of bidding/pricing algorithms using Q-learners plus cutting-edge artificial intelligence and machine-learning techniques such as particle filtering and Monte Carlo tree search.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 02/28/2021
Application Instructions:
Full details and the application form can be found at : (look for IGIER)

Contracts will run for 2 years and knowledge of Italian is not required.

Applications must arrive by 12 noon of 28th February 2021 and be sent via e-mail to:

For any questions, please contact the IGIER Research Center at