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Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

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The seminar organized by the "Firms and Markets" department:

  • provides an opportunity to present on-going research,
  • focuses on advances in applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and economic policy issues,
  • serves as a forum for discussing both academic and project-related research,
  • intends to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas.

Time: Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 (time subject to variation)

Coordination: Christina Stadler

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  • 17. Juni 2022

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Sponsored Search: How Platforms Exacerbate Product Market Concentration

    Speaker: Akhil Ilango, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    How does online advertising affect consumer behaviour, product pricing and competition? To analyse this, I develop a theory of digital markets where an intermediary provides a platform for firms to advertise their product and where consumers need to engage in costly search if they want to learn about the product characteristics. First, I show that when prices are observable ...

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  • 10. Juni 2022

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Role of Physician-Patient Similarity in Diagnosis and Treatment Decisions: Evidence from Antibiotic Prescribing

    Speaker: Shan Huang, DIW Berlin
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    Physicians in primary care provide initial diagnosis and treatment for a diverse set of patients. However, whereas patients are demographically and socio-economically heterogeneous, physicians typically come from affluent and highly-educated backgrounds. As a result, there is often a mismatch between physicians and the community they serve. I investigate the role of patient-physician similarity ...

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  • 18. Mai 2022

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    GDPR and the Lost Generation of Innovative Apps

    Speaker: Reinhold Kesler, University of Zurich
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    15:15 - 16:15

    Using data on 4.1 million apps at the Google Play Store from 2016 to 2019, we document that GDPR induced the exit of about a third of available apps; and in the quarters following implementation, entry of new apps fell by half. We estimate a structural model of demand and entry in the app market. Comparing long-run equilibria with and without GDPR, we find that GDPR reduces consumer surplus and ...

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  • 7. April 2022

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Brothers in Arms: The Value of Coalitions in Sanctions Regimes

    Speaker: Sonali Chowdhry, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
    Ort: Joan Robinson Room
    DIW Berlin
    Room 3.3.002a
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    This paper provides novel empirical results on the welfare impact of sanctions when countries coordinate their sanctions packages. To do so, weconduct simulations with the Caliendo and Parro (2015) CGE model of the world economy that provides changes in welfare under different hypothetical setups of sanctions coalitions. Focusing on the 2012 wave of sanctions against Iran and the 2014 sanctions ...

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  • 3. Dezember 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Antitrust Policy and Innovation

    Speaker: Giovanni Morzenti, Bocconi University, Milan
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    Innovation has recently come to the attention of Antitrust Authorities, even though the effect of mergers on innovation is still hotly debated. I study how the activity of Antitrust Authorities impacts future innovation of merging firms. Exploiting a change in notification rules I build an event study comparing mergers notified to the authorities with non-notified ones. I develop a new methodology ...

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  • 26. November 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Housing Market and Sentiment Analysis

    Speaker: Konstantin A. Kholodilin, DIW Berlin
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    The housing issue is one of the hottest social problems. It is widely debated by the society. These debates contain a large subjective component. In addition, they are expected to correlate with the phases of the housing cycle. One of the most visible and durable manifestationsof these debates are the media items. In this study, we aim at assessing the sentiment of these media publications in ...

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  • 12. November 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Fairness in Markets and Market Experiments

    Speaker: Jana Friedrichsen, DIW Berlin and FU Berlin
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    Whether pro-social preferences identified in economic laboratory experiments survive in natural market contexts is an important and contested issue. We investigate how fairness in a laboratory experiment framed explicitly as a market exchange relates to preferences for fair trade products elicited before and at the end of the market experiment. We find that the willingness to buy at a higher price ...

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  • 2. Juli 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Venture Capital in Diabetes: A Yes to Big Hits, a No to Competition

    Speaker: Jan Málek, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    Venture capital (VC) is often seen as an instrumental tool that allows many start-ups to pursue innovation with the potential to shake-up current markets and/or to replace incumbents. Using a highly granular, project-level dataset from preclinical diabetes R&D, this paper shows that VCs actively steer the direction of R&D and streamline activities of research focused firms (pipeline firms) ...

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  • 21. Mai 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy – Focus on Electro-intensive Firms

    Speaker: Joanna Piechucka, DIW Berlin
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    The European Commission commissioned an international consortium including the DIW Berlin with a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results of the study are meant to support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG). One key focus of the study was to assess the current rules ...

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  • 7. Mai 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Emergency Aid for the Self-Employed in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Flash in the Pan?

    Speaker: Caroline Stiel, DIW Berlin
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    The self-employed are among those facing the highest probability of strong income losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments in many countries introduced support programs to support the self-employed, including the German federal government, which approved a €50bn emergency aid program at the end of March 2020 offering one-off lump-sum payments of up to €15,000 to those facing ...

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  • 12. März 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    What Drives Green Capabilities? Evidence from German Firm-level Data

    Speaker: Nils Handler, DIW Berlin, Nils Handler
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    Germany is leading in green competitiveness of its product exports. Deploying the green economic complexity methodology using German AFiD firm-level micro data, this study seeks to analyze explanatory variables for this trend such as green R&D subsidies and subnational density of related green technologies in the light of path dependencies in firms accumulation of green capabilities. It ...

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  • 5. März 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Common Ownership Patterns in the European Banking Sector – The Impact of the Financial Crisis

    Speaker: Jo Seldeslachts, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:00

    We provide a description of ownership patterns in the top 25 European banks for the period 2003–2015, where we especially focus on the global financial crisis. Investment managers, such as Blackrock, are dominant in terms of number of block holdings in different banks, maintaining fairly stable “common ownership” networks throughout our sample. However, the financial crisis led ...

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  • 5. März 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The rise of common ownership: Europe vs the US

    Speaker: Nuria Boot, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    11:00 - 11:30

    Common ownership - when an investor holds shares in two companies - has recently attracted significant attention from policy-makers and researchers, studying mainly US firms. European firms, however, are different as top investors with large stakes, like governments, founding families and foundations are much more prevalent. This paper takes a well-known common ownership measure derived from ...

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  • 12. Februar 2021

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Value of Data for Prediction Policy Problems: Evidence from Antibiotic Prescribing

    Speaker: Shan Huang, DIW Berlin
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   Large-scale personal data collection for the purpose of personalized predictions has been driven by high expectations of efficiency gains in many business and policy settings. Yet, quantifying the trade-off between the costs of linking disconnected silos of personal ...

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  • 11. Dezember 2020

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Productivity Riddle in Business Services

    Speaker: Caroline Stiel, DIW Berlin
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   A fast growing and diverse literature has addressed one of the riddles of economic developments: the declining labor productivity growth in almost all advanced economies. One of the reasons discussed is the shift towards service industries with inherently low ...

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  • 20. November 2020

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Value of Data: Evidence from Web Tracking

    Speaker: Hannes Ullrich, DIW Berlin and University of Copenhagen
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:30

    This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   The tracking of online user behavior is considered essential for the construction of consumer profiles, which help platforms monetize their services. Prominent examples are advertising in online search or social media, but also online retailing in which matching ...

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  • 16. Oktober 2020

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    The Interaction between Industry Payments to Physicians, Insurance and Drug Costs: Evidence from Medicare Part D

    Speaker: Melissa Newham, DIW Berlin und KU Leuven, Melissa Newham
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    10:30 - 11:00

    This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   High and growing prescription drug costs in the United States are a major concern for policy makers. This paper focuses on the extent to which promotional gifts and other transfers made to physicians by pharmaceutical companies cause physicians to prescribe more ...

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  • 25. September 2020

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Using Text Mining for Information Retrieval Purposes (of merger control cases)

    Speaker: Charlotte Siegmann, University of Warwick
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

    This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Charlotte will summarize the methodology of textmining for information retrieval, different techniques, advantages and disadvantages. Primarily, she will be discussing the textmining procedure she undertook to develop and verify a database about the merger level characteristics and Commission's ...

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  • 10. Juli 2020

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Determinants and effects of mergers and acquisitions: Evidence from drug projects in the diabetes market

    Speaker: Jan Malek
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    15:00 - 15:30

    This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   There is an ongoing debate both in academia and in policy circles about the effects of takeovers of small, young firms by large incumbents in innovative industries. Many argue that such takeovers are anticompetitive and harm innovation by killing off nascent competition. ...

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  • 12. Juni 2020

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Physician effects in antibiotic prescribing: Evidence from physician exits

    Speaker: Shan Huang
    Ort: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
    Zeit:
    15:00 - 16:00

    This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   Antibiotic resistance is a severe problem within our current health systems. One of the main strategies to combat the rise of antibiotic resistance is to improve individual physicians' antibiotic prescribing practices. However, this strategy requires that differences in ...

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