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Die Corona-Krise trifft junge Firmen besonders hart. Der Staat muss jetzt helfen und ein gutes Start-up-Klima schaffen.

Dieser Text erschien am 14. September 2020 als Gastbeitrag in der Süddeutschen Zeitung., Ein dynamisches Gründungsgeschehen ist gerade in Krisenzeiten wünschenswert. Eines, das Wachstumsimpulse setzt, indem neu entstandene Marktlücken entdeckt und zukunftsweisende Innovationen geschaffen werden. Doch darauf können wir derzeit nur begrenzt hoffen. Die Covid-19-Krise trifft das ...

14.09.2020| Alexander S. Kritikos
DIW aktuell

Corona-Pandemie wird zur Krise für Selbstständige

Durch den Nachfrageausfall in Folge der Corona-Krise haben viele Selbständige ihre Einkommensgrundlage – zumindest vorübergehend – teilweise oder sogar vollständig verloren. Rund 60 Prozent unter ihnen beklagen Einkommensverluste, während es bei den abhängig Beschäftigten etwa 15 Prozent sind. Rund die Hälfte der von der Krise negativ betroffenen...

12.06.2020| Alexander S. Kritikos, Daniel Graeber, Johannes Seebauer
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Big Tech Acquisitions in the Google Play Store

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:  In the last ten years, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft (GAFAM) acquired more than 400 companies, predominantly in the technological sector. Competition authorities did not scrutinize most of these transactions, as they did not reach the traditional thresholds,...

20.05.2020| Pauline Affeldt
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Common Ownership, Markups and Productivity: Evidence from European Firms

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:  This paper analyzes the relationship between common ownership – when two firms are partially held by the same investor – and markups. Combining firm-level financial data from Europe with ownership data of publicly listed firms, we structurally estimate production...

07.05.2020| Nuria Boot
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

The CoRisk-Index: A data-mining approach to identify industry-specific risk assessments related to COVID-19 in real-time

This event takes place online via Zoom. Abstract:  While the coronavirus spreads around the world, governments are attempting to reduce contagion rates at the expense of negative economic effects. Market expectations have plummeted, foreshadowing the risk of a global economic crisis and mass unemployment. Governments provide huge financial aid programmes to mitigate the expected economic...

17.04.2020| Fabian Braesemann (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Market Concentration in Europe: Evidence based on Antitrust Markets (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...

13.03.2020| Tomaso Duso
DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Optimal Benefit-Based Corporate Income Tax

Abstract:   I derive an optimal benefit-based corporate tax rate formula as a function of the public input elasticity of profits and the (net of) tax elasticity of profits. I argue that the existence of the corporate income tax should be justified by the benefit-based view of taxation: firms should pay tax according to the benefits they receive from the use of the public input. I argue that...

28.02.2020| Simon Naitram, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Can Machine Learning Improve Prescribing?

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...

14.02.2020| Hannes Ullrich
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Innovative Gründer fördern

In: Süddeutsche Zeitung (14.09.2020), S. 16 | Alexander S. Kritikos
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Microfirms and Innovation in the Service Sector

In: Small Business Economics (2020), im Ersch. | David B. Audretsch, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
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