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
Publications
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2018)

Price or Variety? An Evaluation of Mergers Effects in Grocery Retailing

Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi, Roberto Cervone, Tomaso Duso, Alessia Marrazzo
DIW Wochenbericht (16 / 2018)

Grundsteuerreform: Bodenwert statt Kostenwert oder Fläche: Kommentar

Stefan Bach, Claus Michelsen
DIW Wochenbericht (13/14 / 2018)

Baukindergeld löst nicht die Probleme auf dem Wohnungsmarkt: Kommentar

Claus Michelsen
DIW Wochenbericht (11 / 2018)

Neue Regierung schickt deutschen Aufschwung in die Verlängerung: Editorial

Ferdinand Fichtner, Guido Baldi, Karl Brenke, Christian Breuer, Marius Clemens, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Wochenbericht (11 / 2018)

Politik schiebt florierende deutsche Konjunktur zusätzlich an: Grundlinien der Wirtschaftsentwicklung im Frühjahr 2018

Ferdinand Fichtner, Karl Brenke, Christian Breuer, Marius Clemens, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Thore Schlaak
DIW Wochenbericht (7 / 2018)

Mietpreisbremse ist besser als ihr Ruf, aber nicht die Lösung des Wohnungsmarktproblems

Konstantin Kholodilin, Andreas Mense, Claus Michelsen
DIW Wochenbericht (6 / 2018)

Haushaltsstrompreise: Tarifwechsel ermöglichen große Einsparungen

Tomaso Duso, Florian Szücs
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.

Further information

Research Projects

You can find a detailed overview about the department current research activities here.

Research activities

 

Events
25 May 2018, Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Knowledge-based Capital and Productivity Divergence

1 June 2018, DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Bismarck's Health Insurance and the
Mortality Decline

1 June 2018, Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Productivity and Marginal Costs: Public Service Provision under Demographic Changes

List of Events