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
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2019)

EU Merger Policy Predictability Using Random Forests

Pauline Affeldt
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2019)

25 Years of European Merger Control

Pauline Affeldt, Tomaso Duso, Florian Szücs
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2019)

Agglomeration Economies and the Firm TFP: Different Effects across Industries

Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2019)

The Effect of a Ban on Gender-Based Pricing on Risk Selection in the German Health Insurance Market

Shan Huang, Martin Salm
DIW Wochenbericht (2019)

Bauwirtschaft weiter im Vorwärtsgang – staatliche Impulse treiben die Preise

Martin Gornig, Claus Michelsen, Martin Bruns
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.

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Research Projects

An updated and detailed overview about the department's current research activities is in preparation.
Research activities