Andrey Fradkin

Assistant Professor, Marketing

Professor Fradkin is an economist who studies digitization and search and matching markets. He's written papers on topics such as the design of Airbnb’s search and matching algorithm, reputation systems, online job search, and 401(k) contribution choices by workers. Before joining Boston University, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Initiative on the Digital Economy at MIT. His research has been published in both economics journals (American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics) and computer science conferences (ACM-EC). He's provided expert input about the digital economy at the President’s Council on Science and Technology and the Federal Trade Commission. He worked as a data scientist at Airbnb while completing a Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University.

    Publications
  • Baker, S., Fradkin, A. (In Press). "What Drives Job Search? Evidence from Google Search Data", SSRN Electronic Journal
  • (2020). "Tit for Tat? The Difficulty of Designing Two-Sided Reputation Systems", NIM Marketing Intelligence Review
  • Fradkin, A., Panier, F., Tojerow, I. (2019). "Blame the Parents? How Parental Unemployment Affects Labor Supply and Job Quality for Young Adults", Journal of Labor Economics, 37 (1), 35-100
  • Fradkin, A. (2019). "A Simulation Approach to Designing Digital Matching Platforms", Management Science
  • Baker, S., Fradkin, A. (2017). "The Impact of Unemployment Insurance on Job Search: Evidence from Google Search Data", The Review of Economics and Statistics, 99 (5), 756-768
  • Bernheim, B., Fradkin, A., Popov, I. (2015). "The Welfare Economics of Default Options in 401(k) Plans", American Economic Review, 105 (9), 2798-2837
  • Fradkin, A., Grewal, E., Holtz, D., Pearson, M. (2015). "Bias and Reciprocity in Online Reviews", Proceedings of the Sixteenth ACM Conference on Economics and Computation
  • Fradkin, A. (2015). "Search Frictions and the Design of Online Marketplaces", Proceedings of the The Third Conference on Auctions, Market Mechanisms and Their Applications
    Research Presentations
  • Fradkin, A. Consumer Protection in an Online World: An Analysis of Occupational Licensing, NBER Labor Studies, 2020
  • Fradkin, A. Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale from a Digital Platform Merger, Toulouse Digital Economics Conference, 2020
  • Fradkin, A. , Horton, J. , Bhole, M. Job Search Behavior With Signals of Congestion, 2019
  • Fradkin, A. Discussion: The Efficiency of a Decentralized Two-sided Matching Market, NBER Summer Institute Digitization, 2019
  • Fradkin, A. Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale from a Digital Platform Merger, Marketing Science Conference, 2019
  • Fradkin, A. Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale using a Digital Platform Merger, NYU Strategy Conference
  • Fradkin, A. , Fong, J. Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale using a Digital Platform Merger, Quantitative Marketing and Economic Conference
  • Fradkin, A. Information About Vacancy Competition Redirects Job Search, University of Lausanne
  • Fradkin, A. Information About Vacancy Competition Redirects Job Search, Advances in Field Experiments Conference
  • Fradkin, A. The Platform Value of Incentivized Review Programs, Conference on Digital Experimentation
  • Fradkin, A. The Platform Value of Incentivized Review Programs, Workshop on Information Systems and Economics (WISE)
  • Fradkin, A. Information About Vacancy Competition Redirects Job Search, Marketing Science Conference
  • Farronato, C. , Fradkin, A. Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale using a Digital Platform Merger, NBER Summer Institute Digitization
  • Fradkin, A. , Farronato, C. Dog Eat Dog: Measuring Returns to Scale using a Digital Platform Merger, NBER Winter IO Meeting
  • Fradkin, A. Housing Technology Panel, APPAM Conference
    Awards and Honors
  • 2020, Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellows, Boston University