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 Economic Bulletin (46/47 / 2017)

Companies with R&D Abroad Make Germany a Strong Research Location

Heike Belitz
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2017)

Internet and Politics: Evidence from U.K. Local Elections and Local Government Policies

Alessandro Gavazza, Mattia Nardotto, Tommaso Valletti
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
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


12 January 2018, Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Estimating Demand with Multi-Homing in Two-Sided Markets

16 February 2018, Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

User Data, Market Power and Innovation in Online Markets: Evidence from the Mobile App Industry

List of Events