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)

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
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt (2017)

Industrie und industrienahe Dienstleistungen in der Region FrankfurtRheinMain: Studie im Auftrag der Industrie- und Handelskammer Frankfurt am Main

Alexander Eickelpasch, Rainer Behrend, Doris Krüger-Röth
DIW Wochenbericht (1/2 / 2017)

Bauwirtschaft: volle Auftragsbücher und gute Wachstumsaussichten

Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen
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


7 April 2017, DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Does Making Sick Leave Costly Reduce Absenteeism?

1 June 2017, Conference

2nd annual BCCP Conference

23 June 2017, DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Business Owners, Employees and Firm Performance

List of Events