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 (2018)

Firm Size and Innovation in the Service Sector

David B. Audretsch, Marian Hafenstein, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2018)

Do Laws Shape Attitudes? Evidence from Same-Sex Relationship Recognition Policies in Europe

Cevat G. Aksoy, Christopher S. Carpenter, Ralph de Haas, Kevin Tran
DIW Wochenbericht (2018)

Industrie in der Stadt: Wachstumsmotor mit Zukunft: Editorial

Martin Gornig, Heike Belitz, Kurt Geppert, Ralf Löckener, Alexander Schiersch, Axel Werwatz
DIW Wochenbericht (2018)

Anzeichen für eine Reurbanisierung der Industrie

Martin Gornig, Axel Werwatz
DIW Wochenbericht (2018)

Forschung und Produktivität – Industrieunternehmen in der Stadt im Vorteil

Heike Belitz und Alexander Schiersch
DIW Wochenbericht (2018)

Herausforderungen für bestehende Industrieunternehmen am Beispiel Berlin

Ralf Löckener, Martin Gornig
Data Documentation (2018)

EU Merger Control Database: 1990-2014

Pauline Affeldt, 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.

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Research Projects

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


25 January 2019, Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Career Concerns and Managerial Risk Taking: Evidence from the NFL

12 April 2019, DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Family Time Allocations over the last Half Century

21 June 2019, DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Roots of Inequality: Estimating Inequality of Opportunity from Regression Trees

List of Events