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15th Tinbergen Institute Conference: Consumer Search and Markets

The first Business Data Science - Tinbergen Institute conference 'Consumer Search and Markets'  took place on June 15-17, 2023 at the Euromast in Rotterdam.

15th Tinbergen Institute Conference: Consumer Search and Markets

This conference subsumed the 12th Workshop on Consumer Search and Switching Costs. This is an annual conference that brings together leading economists and marketing scholars who share an interest in modeling and quantifying consumer search frictions and switching costs.

Keynote speakers

Learn below more about the keynotes.

Policy session 

Link to program.

View this archive of all TI Annual Conferences here.

Scientific committee:
Local organizing committee:
  • Jose L. Moraga (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Loïs Hardonk (Business Data Science)

Host institutions

The conference 'Consumer search and Markets' is made possible by the following host institutions.



Mark Armstrong is a professor of economics at University College London (UCL). He currently works mostly on theoretical models of firm and consumer behaviour, with a focus on oligopoly theory, consumer search and other information frictions, and pricing decisions by platforms and other multi-product firms. During the period 2019-2023 he holds an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council to study these topics.


Bart Bronnenberg is a Professor of Marketing at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management. He is also a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. He holds Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees in management from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, and an M.Sc. degree in industrial engineering from Twente University, the Netherlands. Bart Bronnenberg previously held appointments at the University of Texas in Austin (1994-1998), the University of California, Los Angeles (1998-2007) , and Stanford University (2017-2018).

Moreover, the conference will feature a policy session with:

Pierre Regibeau is currently the Chief Competition Economist at DG Competition. He specializes in the field of Industrial Organisation, law and economics and international business. Dr Régibeau holds a BA in Economics from the University of Liège in Belgium and a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. 



Paul de Bijl is Chief Economist at ACM (Authority for Consumers and Markets, the Netherlands) and part-time lecturer at Utrecht University. Before joining ACM, he was owner (sole proprietorship) of Radicand Economics (economic consulting and expertise) and associate digital strategist at Ngrane (business model development for digital platforms). Paul obtained a PhD in Economics at Tilburg University, supervised by Helmut Bester and Eric van Damme. Part of his PhD research was carried out at the Université de Toulouse under the supervision of Nobel Prize laureate Jean Tirole. During 2013-2015, Paul was visiting professor of Regulatory Economics at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany).