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Michelangelo Rossi, DSES researcher awarded for his paper on Airbnb’s rating system
Posted on 15 October 2021

Michelangelo Rossi is a lecturer and researcher in digital economics at Télécom Paris. He received an award for his article on the evaluation of Airbnb: Competition and Reputation in a Congested Marketplace: Theory and Evidence from Airbnb.

Michelangelo RossiWhat is the effect of competition on sellers' incentives to build their reputation? In his paper, Michelangelo Rossi studies Airbnb's review system and shows that the number of competitors can discourage sellers, leading to deteriorating online reviews for Airbnb hosts.

The award was presented at the by Competition and Regulation Summer School and Conference (CRESSE) the conference's scientific committee and the  Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA).