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Bay Area Tech Economics Seminar

Event Details:

Thursday, May 9, 2024
6:30pm - 8:30pm PDT


John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Rotunda, E241 at the ChEM-H / Neuro, 290 Jane Stanford Way, 2nd floor, Stanford, CA 94305

This event is open to:

General Public

Speaker: Hannah Li, Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School

Presentation title: The Interplay of User Behavior and Algorithm Design in Digital Ecosystems

Abstract: The interactions between user behavior and algorithms employed on online platforms present challenges that conventional data science tools like A/B testing and recommender systems often overlook. For example, recommender systems can create feedback loops that affect both user and content creator retention. Moreover, users may strategically engage with or avoid certain content to shape their future recommendations. This talk highlights several ways these dynamics can influence platform learning and outcomes and suggests modifications to mitigate these challenges.

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This talk is co-sponsored by USF's Master's in Applied Economics and the Stanford Causal Science Center. For additional information and abstracts from past talks, please click here

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