Brown Bag Seminar of the Cluster of Industrial Economics

The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets" and "Competition and Consumers"

  • provides an opportunity to present on-going research.
  • focuses on advances in applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and economic policy issues.
  • serves as a forum for discussing both academic and project-related research.
  • intends to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas.

Time: Friday, 10:30 - 11:30

Place: Gustav Schmoller Room (1.2.026), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstraße 58

Coordinator: Marie Le Mouel,

Current semester

Winter semester 2016/2017
Date Speaker Title
04.11.16 Kathleen Ngangoué Trading under Ambiguity and the Effect of Learning
18.11.16 Olga Chiappinelli Decentralization and Procurement Performance: Some New Empirical Evidence from Italy
25.11.16 Hannes Ullrich Antibiotic Prescribing under Uncertainty about Resistance
02.12.16 Kate Smith, Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), London Design of Optimal Corrective Taxes in the Alcohol Market
16.12.16 Jo Seldeslachts The Financial Crisis’ Impact on Common Ownership and Competition
Extra Seminar 13:15-14:15
Berber Kramer, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington Liquid Milk: Cash Constraints and Collective Marketing in the Kenyan Dairy Sector
13.01.17 Anna Lu Consumer Stockpiling and Price Promotions
27.01.17 Sofia Amaral-Garcia Internet and Health Choices: Evidence from the UK
03.02.17 Johanna Mollerstrom No Gender Difference in Willingness to Compete When Competing against Self
10.02.17* Marie Le Mouel Managerial Knowledge Spillovers and Firm Productivity

Extra Seminar 14:00-15:15

Florian Deuflhard, Goethe University Frankfurt Quantifying Inertia in Retail Deposit Markets
* Ferdinand Friedensburg Room (2.2.008).

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Summer semester 2016
Date Speaker Title
11.03.16 Andràs Péchy, UZH Improving Market Level Demand Function Fit using Micro Data Purchase Histories
08.04.16 Caroline Stiel, DIW Modern Public Enterprises: Organisational Structure and Productivity Dispersion
29.04.16* Philipp M. Richter, TU Dresden CO2 Emission Intensity and Exporting: Evidence from German Firm-Level Data
20.05.16 Hannes Ullrich, DIW Assessing the Impact of Payment Card Fee Regulation
03.06.16 Marie Le Mouel, DIW Managerial Knowledge Spillovers and Firm Productivity
01.07.16 Jana Friedrichsen, DIW The Effect of Wealth on Pro-Social Behavior in Markets
Coordinator: Marie Le Mouel, Dept. Firms and Markets.
Winter semester 2015/2016
Date Speaker Title
02.10.15 Moritz Suppliet, DICE Umbrella Branding in Pharmaceutical Markets: Welfare Effects of Advertising Spillovers and Brand Name Extensions
20.11.15 Anna Lu, DIW Using Observed Choices to Infer Underlying Choice Sets
04.12.15 Georg Weizsäcker, HU & DIW Markets for Leaked Information (with S. Huck)
05.02.16 Tomaso Duso, DIW The Effect of Supermarket Mergers on Variety (with E. Argentesi, P. Buccirossi, R. Cervone, and A. Marrazzo)
Coordinator: Tobias Schmidt, Dept. Competition and Consumers.
Summer semester 2015
Date Speaker Title
08.05.15 Astrid Cullmann, DIW

Regulation and Investment Incentives in Electricity Distribution: An Empirical Assessmen (joint with Maria Nieswand, DIW)

22.05.15 Hendrik Meder, KU Leuven The Dynamics of Market-Targeted Drug Development in Post-M&A Environments
05.06.15 Maria Nieswand, DIW Challenged or Inefficient or Finding the right Yardstick
03.07.15 Özlem Bedre-Defolie, ESMT Switching Costs and Contracts as a Barrier to Entry (joint with Gary Biglaiser, University of North Carolina)
17.07.15 Helene Naegele, DIW Offset Credits in the EU Emissions Trading System: A Firm-Level Evaluation of Transaction Costs
Coordinator: Tobias Schmidt, Dept. Competition and Consumers.
Winter semester 2014/2015
Date Speaker Title
31.10.2014 Tomaso Duso, DIW Study on the Economic Impact of Enforcement of Competition Policies on the Functioning of Energy Markets
14.11.2014 Marie Le Mouel, DIW Developing a Task-based Approach for the Measurement of Human Resources in Knowledge-based Capital
28.11.2014 Isabel Teichmann, DIW The Effects of Mixed Distribution
12.12.2014 Florian Szücs, DIW Market Outcomes and Policy Intervention in European Energy Markets
09.01.2015 Pio Baake, Maria Nieswand, Lilo Wagner, DIW Rational Inefficiency in the German Public Electricity Distribution Sector
Coordinator: Tobias Schmidt, Dept. Competition and Consumers.
Summer semester 2014
Date Speaker Title
21.03.2014 Pio Baake Netzneutralität - erste Überlegungen
09.05.2014 Andreas Harasser Mixed Oligopoly and Endogenous Supply Choice: Cooperatives vs. Investor-Owned Firms
23.05.2014 Stefan Seifert Technical Change in German Electricity Generation
13.06.2014 Nicola Jentzsch Auctioning Sensitive Personal Data
26.06.2014 Caroline Stiel Productivity and Markups in the German Utility Sector
11.07.2014 Pierpaolo Parrotta (Maastricht University) Ethnic Diversity and Firms’ Export Behavior
18.08.2014 Anna Lu, Lars Zeigermann (DICE, Düsseldorf) Local Retailer Availability and the Demand for Fluid Milk
Coordinator: Florian Szücs, Dept. Firms and Markets.
Winter semester 2013/2014
Date Speaker Title
18.10.2013 Alexander Eickelpasch R&D Behavior of Manufacturing Companies During the Recession 2008/2009
25.10.2013 Elzbieta Glowicka (E.CA Economics) Generic Competition in Pharmaceutical Markets
15.11.2013 Alexander Schiersch, Heike Belitz Indikatoren für das deutsche Innovationssystem
29.11.2013 Pio Baake Price Guarantees, Consumer Search, and Hassle Costs
13.12.2013 Moritz Suppliet (DICE) The Welfare Impact of Parallel Imports: A Structural Approach Applied to the German Market for Oral Anti-Diabetics
10.01.2014 Maria Nieswand, Pio Baake Rational Inefficiency in German Electricity Distribution
24.01.2014 Hannes Ullrich Regulation of Pharmaceutical Prices: Evidence from a Reference Price Reform in Denmark
07.02.2014 Tobias Schmidt Econometric Analysis of Risk Preferences - A Case Study
Coordinator: Florian Szücs, Dept. Firms and Markets.
Summer semester 2013
Date Speaker Title
05.04.2013 Jens Kolbe Extracting Location Values from Transaction Data
19.04.2013 Lilo Wagner Information Exchange in Competitive Insurance Markets
03.05.2013 Julian Baumann Innovation and Productivity in SMEs
17.05.2013 Florian Mölders, Heike Belitz International Knowledge Spillovers through High-tech Imports and R&D of Foreign-owned Firms
31.05.2013 Kathleen Ngangoué Price Inference in Markets with Diverse Information
14.06.2013 Christian Zankiewicz Hidden Skewness: A Lab Experiment
05.07.2013 Vanessa von Schlippenbach The Effects of Disintegrated Distribution
12.07.2013 Jo Seldeslachts, Amsterdam School of Economics Lawyers vs. Clients
19.07.2013 Michael Zschille Measuring and Decomposing the Productivity Impact of Mergers in the Japanese Water Industry
Coordinator: Florian Szücs, Dept. Firms and Markets.

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