Visiting Associate Professor of Marketing
Stephan Seiler’s research focuses on consumer choice in various markets. He analyzes issues ranging from the choice of hospital for a bypass operation to the reaction of consumers to promotions of laundry detergent. He is particularly interested in understanding consumer search behavior, such as how informed consumers are about prices or other product characteristics when making a purchase decision. Another strand of his research analyzes the production and impact of user-generated content on platforms such as Wikipedia and Twitter.
It’s less successful at curbing consumption so buyers shop outside the city