Firms and Markets

The Firms and Markets department studies current developments in the field of empirical industrial economics. Using micro firm data, the department looks at issues involving:

Markets and Competition
Productivity and Innovation
DIW Wochenbericht (29 / 2017)

EU-Kartellstrafe: Was bedeutet der Fall Google?: Kommentar

Tomaso Duso, Hannes Ullrich
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2017)

A Retrospective Evaluation of the GDF/Suez Merger: Effects on Gas Hub Prices

Elena Argentesi, Albert Banal-Estanol, Jo Seldeslachts, Meagan Andrews
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2017)

Judicial Behavior and Devolution at the Privy Council

Sofia Amaral-Garcia, Nuno Garoupa
DIW Economic Bulletin (6/7 / 2017)

Construction Sector: Full Order Books, Good Growth Prospects

Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2017)

Productive Efficiency and Ownership When Market Restructuring Affects Production Technologies

Astrid Cullmann, Maria Nieswand, Julia Rechlitz
List of Publications

The Department

The “Firms and Markets” department analyzes the determinants of firms’ strategic behavior and its effects on competition, efficiency, and productivity as well as the institutional and political framework in which firms operate. A particular focus is given to studying the effectiveness of those economic policies that affect the firms’ incentives and the functioning of markets, such as regulations as well as competition, industrial and innovation policies.

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Research Projects

You can find a detailed overview about the department current research activities here.

Research activities