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 (32/33 / 2017)

Industrie in Großstädten: Klein, aber fein

Alexander Eickelpasch, Rainer Behrend
DIW Economic Bulletin (30 / 2017)

Changes in Common Ownership of German Companies

Jo Seldeslachts, Melissa Newham, Albert Banal-Estanol
DIW Wochenbericht (30 / 2017)

Veränderungen bei gemeinsamen Eigentümerstrukturen deutscher Unternehmen

Jo Seldeslachts, Melissa Newham, Albert Banal-Estanol
DIW Wochenbericht (29 / 2017)

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

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

The Impact of Competition Policy Enforcement on the Functioning of EU Energy Markets

Tomaso Duso, Jo Seldeslachts, Florian Szücs
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


8 September 2017, DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices

1 December 2017, DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Hidden Side of Dynamic Pricing: Evidence from the Airline Market

List of Events