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
DIW Wochenbericht (30/31 / 2018)

Anzeichen für neue Immobilienpreisblase in einigen OECD-Ländern – Gefahr in Deutschland geringer

Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Claus Michelsen
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2018)

Herd Behavior in FDA Committees: A Structural Approach

Melissa Newham, Rune Midjord
DIW Wochenbericht (25 / 2018)

Deutschland muss seine Digitalstrategie überdenken, um den Anschluss nicht zu verlieren: Editorial

Tomaso Duso, Pio Baake, Yann Girard, Anselm Mattes, Claus Michelsen, Mattia Nardotto, Jo Seldeslachts, Slobodan Sudaric
DIW Wochenbericht (25 / 2018)

Gigabitzugang in Deutschland: im internationalen Vergleich rückständig, aber auch wenig nachgefragt

Yann Girard, Anselm Mattes, Claus Michelsen
DIW Wochenbericht (25 / 2018)

Ausbau der deutschen Grundbreitbandversorgung: Lehren aus der Vergangenheit mahnen zur Besonnenheit

Tomaso Duso, Mattia Nardotto, Jo Seldeslachts
DIW Wochenbericht (24 / 2018)

Deutsche Konjunktur schlägt etwas langsamere Gangart ein: Editorial

Ferdinand Fichtner, Guido Baldi, Christian Breuer, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Hella Engerer, Marcel Fratzscher, Stefan Gebauer, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Malte Rieth, Thore Schlaak
DIW Wochenbericht (24 / 2018)

Deutsche Wirtschaft: Abschwächung in Sicht

Ferdinand Fichtner, Christian Breuer, Simon Junker, Claus Michelsen, Thore Schlaak
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
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

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

 

Events
28 September 2018, Workshop

The 10th Berlin IO Day

List of Events