【AEW webinar】The Impact of Privacy Measures on Online Advertising Markets

  • 研討會日期 : 2022-04-14
  • 時間 : 08:30
  • 主講人 : Professor Matthew Shum
  • 地點 : Register and join online
  • 演講者簡介 : Professor Shum received his Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 1998. He is currently the J. Stanley Johnson Professor of Economics at California Institute of Technology. His research lies at the intersection of industrial organization, econometrics, and applied microeconomics.
  • 演講摘要 : Privacy protection measures in online markets have ramped up in recent years, typified by both government initiatives, as well as firm-level actions such as designing web browsers which block “third-party cookies” by default. We estimate a structural model of auctions in online advertising using bid-level auction data from Yahoo. Then we simulate several counterfactual scenarios, focusing on evaluating the likely effects of Google’s announced plan, starting in 2023, to block third-party cookies by default on Chrome, its market-leading browser. We find that such a ban would reduce publisher revenue by 45%, and bidder (advertiser) surplus by 35%. Moreover, our simulations also indicate that, amidst a third-party cookie ban, bidders who are able to leverage their informational advantage on users can gain surplus from the ban.