Unité mixte de recherche 7235

Bids for Speed: An empirical Study of Investment Strategy Automation in a Peer-to-Business Lending Platform

Eric Darmon

We investigate how introducing a bidding agent impacts the process and outcome of an online reverse auction in the context of a crowdlending platform. We consider this issue in the context of a peer-to-business platform that connects individual lenders to small and medium-sized enterprises. Using a before/after study design, we perform an econometric analysis and find that introducing a bidding agent had a positive and dramatic impact on the number of bids and bidders and reduced the time necessary to collect the funds. For projects with lower ratings, it also positively impacted the number of lenders and indirectly enhanced portfolio diversification. We find that after the bidding agent was introduced, well-rated projects benefited from lower interest rates, the magnitude of the change depending positively on their rating. These results provide evidence that the bidding agent generates savings in the screening and bidding costs incurred by lenders and benefits both sides of the platform. Our contribution documents the role of bidding agent as a strategic tool to enhance financial intermediation. It also sheds light on how two types of decision support systems (rating-based and bidding agent) interact and shows that this interaction is of crucial importance with respect to the financial regulation of platforms if the crowd has low financial literacy.

AGENDA

lundi 26 septembre 2022

Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN)

Marie Layoun (U Panthéon Assas)

En salle 614 et en distanciel

Electricity shortage and municipal elections: Evidence from Lebanon

jeudi 29 septembre 2022

Doctorants

Milien Dhorne

Towards carbon neutrality and energy independence in Europe: Can new storage and renewables push fossil fuels out?

jeudi 29 septembre 2022

Groupe de travail « Intelligence artificielle »

Mathieu Bernard

Introduction à l’apprentissage artificiel

vendredi 30 septembre 2022

Professeurs invités

Tobias Kretschmmer

mardi 4 octobre 2022

Recherche et Economie et Socioéconomie Politique, des Institutions et des Régulations (RESPIR)

Claire Lemercier (CNRS, CSO Sciences Po Paris) et Pierre François (CNRS, CSO Sciences Po Paris)

salle G614B - 13H15 / 15H30

Présentation de l’ouvrage « Sociologie historique du capitalisme », Paris, La Découverte, 2021

jeudi 6 octobre 2022

Colloques et Workshops

9th International Meeting in Law & Economics

jeudi 6 octobre 2022

Lunch

Tobias Kretschmer

TBA

lundi 10 octobre 2022

Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN)

Tobias Kretschmer (LMU Munich)

En salle 614 et en distanciel

Strategic confusopoly: evidence from the UK mobile market

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