Google Research Award
This project entails two parts. The first part is entitled “Auctioning Identity Data: Experimental Evidence” and presents an experimental reverse Vickrey auction of personal type information that allows social comparisons. In this auction, it is analyzed how information sensitivity influences price-setting behavior of bidders. The result shows that negative sensitivity increases ask prices for personal identity and type data.
The second part is cooperative work with Prof. Feri and Dr. Giannetti (Disclosure of Personal Information under Risk of Privacy Shocks). In this paper, we analyze the effect of data breach notifications on consumer behavior with respect to disclosure of personal data. We present the problem as a dynamic lottery with personal data under the risk of privacy shocks and experimentally study how the privacy breach notification changes an individual’s behavior regarding data disclosure.