Price Discrimination in the Era of Big Data
- 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.102How to use a DOI?
- big data; price discrimination; social welfare; information technology
As an economic phenomenon, price discrimination has its unique characteristics and influence, and the advent of the era of big data will change its traditional characteristics and influence. This paper integrates the impact of price discrimination on consumers, businesses, and society in the era of big data and shows how to use legal and economic means to standardize price discrimination to make it play a positive role as much as possible. It is concluded that because consumers will pay attention to the reasons behind the price difference and compare them with other consumers, it will have a negative impact on reducing the willingness to consume after feeling unfair. However, once price discrimination is eliminated entirely, social welfare will improve. In the context of big data, it is difficult for consumers to perceive unfair treatment. Therefore, the nature of algorithmic discrimination can be clarified in law, and the responsibilities of actors who develop and use the algorithms can be clarified to reduce negative impacts. Whether the behavior of price discrimination has improved social welfare so as to require relevant policies to increase its positive impact is yet to be determined.
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TY - CONF AU - Yuqi Wang PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - Price Discrimination in the Era of Big Data BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 565 EP - 569 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.102 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.102 ID - Wang2022 ER -