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
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2017)

Abuse of Dominance and Antitrust Enforcement in the German Electricity Market

Tomaso Duso, Florian Szücs, Veit Böckers
DIW Wochenbericht (37 / 2017)

Auch kleinste Betriebe stoßen erfolgreich Innovationen an, sie tun es nur seltener

Alexander S. Kritikos, Marian Hafenstein, Alexander Schiersch
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2017)

Consumer Stockpiling and Sales Promotions

Anna Lu
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2017)

Inference of Consumer Consideration Sets

Anna Lu
DIW Wochenbericht (32/33 / 2017)

Industrie in Großstädten: Klein, aber fein

Alexander Eickelpasch, Rainer Behrend
DIW Wochenbericht (30 / 2017)

Veränderungen bei gemeinsamen Eigentümerstrukturen deutscher Unternehmen

Jo Seldeslachts, Melissa Newham, Albert Banal-Estanol
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.

Further information

Research Projects

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

Research activities


22 September 2017, Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Measuring Unilateral Effects of Common Ownership in the German Car Market

22 September 2017, DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Choosing to Compete Against Self or Others - Gender Differences

6 October 2017, Workshop

The 9th Berlin IO Day

List of Events