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Research Areas of the Department
Our focus is on competition policy topics like supervision of mergers and acquisitions, supervision of cartels and abuse of market power. The research contributes to the theory of industrial organization by taking input markets explicitly into account.
Information Society and E-Commerce
This unit analyses the changes that result from the increasing importance of information as an input and output of economic units and from the increasing usage of modern ICT.
Network Economics and Regulation
This research area contributes to the economic analysis of network markets and network effects. A central aim is to identify key factors to create and establish persistent competitive market structures in network industries.