On 8 and 9 December 2016, Made2Measure’s Marina Gertsberg and Anouk Duivenvoorden went to Seville to present two research projects at the CFE-CMStatistics conference. This conference is organized by the ERCIM Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics (CMStatistics), University of Seville, Queen Mary University of London and Birkbeck University of London. The new journal Econometrics and Statistics (EcoSta) and its supplement, the Annals of Computational and Financial Econometrics are the main sponsors of the conference. (Source)
Marina presented a paper which she has written in collaboration with Daskina De Silva and Rachel Pownall on art dealers and their bidding strategies. ‘Market evolution, Bidding Strategies, and Survival of Art Dealers’ is the first empirical study to analyze the role of expertise throughout the evolution of a new industry within the context of the art market. The research is based on exclusive data from auctions between 1800 and 1913. If you are curious, the paper can be found here: Art Dealers – Full Paper
Anouk presented the preliminary findings of a study on consumer behavior, conducted in the US. The aim of this study is to investigate whether having status seeking, power seeking and competitive character traits influences how visible certain consumption items are to individuals and whether status seeking people are willing to pay more money for a highly visible item. A working paper of this study is currently being created and will be available on the site soon.