Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

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The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets", "Competition and Consumers", and the research group "Entrepreneurship":

  • 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
Place: Anna J. Schwartz Room (5.2.010), DIW Berlin, Mohrenstraße 58

Coordination: Maximilian Schäfer and Kevin Tran

108 Ergebnisse, ab 1
13. März 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Market Concentration in Europe: Evidence based on Antitrust Markets (canceled)

Speaker: Tomaso Duso
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit:
10:30 - 11:30
- Cancelled -

Abstract:  An increasing body of empirical evidence has documented trends to risen concentration, profits, markups, and market power in many industries across the world since the 1980s. Several factors – such as globalisation, digitisation, the increased role of intangible assets and sunk costs, as well as M&A activity and the (under)enforcement of merger control– have been ...

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28. Februar 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Decomposing Trust

Speaker: Jana Friedrichsen
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract:  Trust is thought to be an important driver of economic growth and other economic outcomes. Previous studies suggest that trust may be a combination of risk attitudes, distributional preferences, betrayal aversion, and beliefs about the probability of being reciprocated. We compare the results of a binary trust game to the results of a series of control treatments that remove the ...

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14. Februar 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Can Machine Learning Improve Prescribing?

Speaker: Hannes Ullrich
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract:  Antibiotic misuse due to prescribing under diagnostic uncertainty is a leading driver of antibiotic resistance. We investigate the magnitude and mechanisms by which machine learning predictions can enable policies that reduce antibiotic misuse. Building on predictions from administrative data on urinary tract infections in Denmark, we evaluate counterfactual policies that replace ...

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20. Dezember 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Determinants of Ownership Changes in the Market for Diabetes

Speaker: Jan Malek
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: Time change: 10:00 - 11:00

Abstract:  This paper investigates the determinants of ownership changes of drug candidates in one of the most important current pharma markets —the market for diabetes. We in particular look at how do the competitive circumstances, progress in clinical development and radicalness of the drug candidates matter in these decisions. We use newly constructed, very granular dataset tracking ...

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6. Dezember 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Data Network Effects: The Example of Internet Search

Speaker: Maximilian Schäfer
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 11:00 - 11:30

Abstract:   The rise of dominant firms in data driven industries is often credited to their alleged data advantage. Empirical evidence lending support to this conjecture is lacking. In this paper, we show that data as an input into machine learning tasks displays features that favor the hypothesis that data is a source of market power. We study the search result quality for search keywords on ...

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6. Dezember 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Partitioned Pricing and Consumer Welfare

Speaker: Kevin Tran
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:00

Abstract:   In online commerce, obfuscation strategies by sellers are hypothesized to mislead consumers to their detriment and to the profit of sellers. One such obfuscation strategy is partitioned pricing in which the price is split into a base price and add-on fees. While empirical evidence suggests that partitioned pricing impacts consumer decisions through salience effects, its consumer ...

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29. November 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Antibiotic Prescribing and Diagnostic Testing: Physician Behavior in the Case of Urinary Tract Infection

Speaker: Shan Huang
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:00

Abstract: When a patient with symptoms of urinary tract infection arrives at a physician's office, it needs to decide which antibiotic drug to prescribe. A drug's efficacy in treating the infection depends on the individual, time-dependent resistance profile of the bacterium causing the infection. Physicians can conduct antibiotic susceptibility tests in order to create current resistance profiles ...

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22. November 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

State-owned Firms and Payout Policy - Evidence from German Municipal Firms

Speaker: Astrid Cullmann, DIW Berlin & TU Berlin
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

This study investigates the payout policy of state-owned municipal firms. Based on insights from agency theory we derive an empirically testable model based on Lintner's corporate dividend policy model accounting for the characteristics of state-owned firms in terms of corporate governance and ownership structure. Exploiting a large and new panel dataset on German firms from the years 2003 to 201 ...

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8. November 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Choosing between Explicit Cartel Formation and Tacit Collusion – An Experiment

Speaker: Maximilian Andres, University of Potsdam
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract: Antitrust authorities try to detect and sanction existing cartels and hinder the formation of new ones. Firms nevertheless try to collude while avoiding sanctions, for example by colluding tacitly instead of explicitly forming a cartel. In this paper, we focus on differences in the communication of firms that either form an explicit cartel or try to collude tacitly. The latter may still ...

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1. November 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Incumbency Advantage: Theory and Possible Applications

Speaker: Christoph Wolf, Bocconi University, Joanna Piechucka
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

Joanna and Christoph will do a joint IOBB to exchange ideas on a possible project on incumbency advantage and mergers in procurement auctions. In the first part of the seminar, they will discuss possible theoreotical explanations and consequences of incumbency advantage. This will open the floor for discussion on how data from procurement auctions in the French urban transport industry can be ...

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11. Oktober 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Evaluation of Bidding Groups in First-price Auctions

Speaker: Christine Zulehner, University of Vienna
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract: In this paper, we analyze bidding groups that participate in procurement auctions. Our main question is to ask, whether in the absence of the joint bid, there could have been two or more independent bids and if yes, these bids yield a different final outcome. We utilize data from the Austrian construction sector and estimate models of first-price sealed-bid auctions with endogenous entry ...

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13. September 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Performance, Competition and Corporate Social Responsibility in Organisations

Speaker: Michaelis Drouvelis, University of Birmingham
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract: We examine experimentally the impact of corporate social responsibility techniques on individuals’ performance and willingness to compete. Our baseline treatment adopts the Niederle-Vesterlund (2007) paradigm whereby individuals perform a task under piece-rate and tournament incentives, followed by an opportunity to determine which of the two payment schemes they prefer. In our ...

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9. August 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Drug Firms’ payments and physician prescribing behavior in the US

Speaker: Melissa Newham
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets" and "Competition and Consumers": 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: ...

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28. Juni 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Consumer Rating Dynamics

Speaker: Christoph Wolf
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

(joint with André Stenzel and Peter Schmidt) We consider dynamic price-setting in the presence of rating systems and asymmetric information about product quality. We provide a framework in which the price charged determines the characteristics of purchasing consumers. The price has two effects on future ratings: (i) a direct price effect on reviews, and (ii) an indirect selection effect ...

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7. Juni 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Effectiveness of State Aid - Retrospective Evaluation of the EC Regional Aid Framework

Speaker: Joanna Piechucka
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 11:30 - 12:30

The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets" and "Competition and Consumers": 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: ...

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24. Mai 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

How does receiving an unusual antibiotic resistance test result affect a physician's future treatment decisions?

Speaker: Shan Huang
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10:30 - 11:30

The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets" and "Competition and Consumers": 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: ...

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10. Mai 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

M&A and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

Speaker: Jan Malek
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10.00-10:30

The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets" and "Competition and Consumers": 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: ...

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10. Mai 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Financial Markets, Common Ownership and Product Market Outcomes

Speaker: Jo Seldeslachts
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10.30-11.00

The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets" and "Competition and Consumers": 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: ...

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26. April 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

The effect of a leniency rule on cartel formation and stability: experiments with open communication

Speaker: Jana Friedrichsen
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10.30-11.30

The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets" and "Competition and Consumers": 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: ...

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25. Januar 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Career Concerns and Managerial Risk Taking: Evidence from the NFL

Speaker: Hannes Ullrich
Ort: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Zeit: 10.30-11.30

The joint seminar of the departments "Firms and Markets" and "Competition and Consumers": 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: ...

  • locknicht öffentlich
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