No-regret Learning in Price Competitions under Consumer Reference Effects

We study long-run market stability for repeated price competitions between two firms, where consumer demand depends on firms’ posted prices and consumers’ price expectations called reference prices. Consumers’ reference prices vary over time according to a memory-based dynamic, which is a weighted average of all historical prices. We focus on the setting where firms are … Read more

Optimal Learning for Structured Bandits

We study structured multi-armed bandits, which is the problem of online decision-making under uncertainty in the presence of structural information. In this problem, the decision-maker needs to discover the best course of action despite observing only uncertain rewards over time. The decision- maker is aware of certain structural information regarding the reward distributions and would … Read more