The Competition and Consumers Department aims to produce robust evidence of how society and markets function. Its research uses approaches from behavioral and experimental economics, and industrial organization, thus enabling a comprehensive analysis of strategic interactions, market allocations, and human behavior. The department focuses on analyzing decision making among consumers and voters, different market structures, information asymmetries, and incomplete contracts. The findings serve as a basis for economic policy advice in the areas of nudging, competition, regulation, and consumer policy.
November 15, 2019Emma Tominey, University of York
November 22, 2019Astrid Cullmann, DIW Berlin & TU Berlin