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Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

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The seminar organized by the "Firms and Markets" department:

  • provides an opportunity to present on-going research,
  • focuses on advances in applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and economic policy issues,
  • serves as a forum for discussing both academic and project-related research,
  • intends to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas.

Time: Friday, 10:30 - 11:30 (time subject to variation)

Coordination: Christina Stadler

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May 18, 2022
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

GDPR and the Lost Generation of Innovative Apps

Speaker: Reinhold Kesler, University of Zurich
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
15:15 - 16:15

Using data on 4.1 million apps at the Google Play Store from 2016 to 2019, we document that GDPR induced the exit of about a third of available apps; and in the quarters following implementation, entry of new apps fell by half. We estimate a structural model of demand and entry in the app market. Comparing long-run equilibria with and without GDPR, we find that GDPR reduces consumer surplus and ...

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April 7, 2022
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Brothers in Arms: The Value of Coalitions in Sanctions Regimes

Speaker: Sonali Chowdhry, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Location: Joan Robinson Room
DIW Berlin
Room 3.3.002a
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

This paper provides novel empirical results on the welfare impact of sanctions when countries coordinate their sanctions packages. To do so, weconduct simulations with the Caliendo and Parro (2015) CGE model of the world economy that provides changes in welfare under different hypothetical setups of sanctions coalitions. Focusing on the 2012 wave of sanctions against Iran and the 2014 sanctions ...

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December 3, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Antitrust Policy and Innovation

Speaker: Giovanni Morzenti, Bocconi University, Milan
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

Innovation has recently come to the attention of Antitrust Authorities, even though the effect of mergers on innovation is still hotly debated. I study how the activity of Antitrust Authorities impacts future innovation of merging firms. Exploiting a change in notification rules I build an event study comparing mergers notified to the authorities with non-notified ones. I develop a new methodology ...

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November 26, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Housing Market and Sentiment Analysis

Speaker: Konstantin A. Kholodilin, DIW Berlin
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

The housing issue is one of the hottest social problems. It is widely debated by the society. These debates contain a large subjective component. In addition, they are expected to correlate with the phases of the housing cycle. One of the most visible and durable manifestationsof these debates are the media items. In this study, we aim at assessing the sentiment of these media publications in ...

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November 12, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Fairness in Markets and Market Experiments

Speaker: Jana Friedrichsen, DIW Berlin and FU Berlin
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

Whether pro-social preferences identified in economic laboratory experiments survive in natural market contexts is an important and contested issue. We investigate how fairness in a laboratory experiment framed explicitly as a market exchange relates to preferences for fair trade products elicited before and at the end of the market experiment. We find that the willingness to buy at a higher price ...

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July 2, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Venture Capital in Diabetes: A Yes to Big Hits, a No to Competition

Speaker: Jan Málek, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

Venture capital (VC) is often seen as an instrumental tool that allows many start-ups to pursue innovation with the potential to shake-up current markets and/or to replace incumbents. Using a highly granular, project-level dataset from preclinical diabetes R&D, this paper shows that VCs actively steer the direction of R&D and streamline activities of research focused firms (pipeline firms) ...

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May 21, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy – Focus on Electro-intensive Firms

Speaker: Joanna Piechucka, DIW Berlin
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

The European Commission commissioned an international consortium including the DIW Berlin with a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results of the study are meant to support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG). One key focus of the study was to assess the current rules ...

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May 7, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Emergency Aid for the Self-Employed in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Flash in the Pan?

Speaker: Caroline Stiel, DIW Berlin
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

The self-employed are among those facing the highest probability of strong income losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments in many countries introduced support programs to support the self-employed, including the German federal government, which approved a €50bn emergency aid program at the end of March 2020 offering one-off lump-sum payments of up to €15,000 to those facing ...

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March 12, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

What Drives Green Capabilities? Evidence from German Firm-level Data

Speaker: Nils Handler, DIW Berlin, Nils Handler
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

Germany is leading in green competitiveness of its product exports. Deploying the green economic complexity methodology using German AFiD firm-level micro data, this study seeks to analyze explanatory variables for this trend such as green R&D subsidies and subnational density of related green technologies in the light of path dependencies in firms accumulation of green capabilities. It ...

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March 5, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Common Ownership Patterns in the European Banking Sector – The Impact of the Financial Crisis

Speaker: Jo Seldeslachts, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:00

We provide a description of ownership patterns in the top 25 European banks for the period 2003–2015, where we especially focus on the global financial crisis. Investment managers, such as Blackrock, are dominant in terms of number of block holdings in different banks, maintaining fairly stable “common ownership” networks throughout our sample. However, the financial crisis led ...

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March 5, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The rise of common ownership: Europe vs the US

Speaker: Nuria Boot, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
11:00 - 11:30

Common ownership - when an investor holds shares in two companies - has recently attracted significant attention from policy-makers and researchers, studying mainly US firms. European firms, however, are different as top investors with large stakes, like governments, founding families and foundations are much more prevalent. This paper takes a well-known common ownership measure derived from ...

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February 12, 2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The Value of Data for Prediction Policy Problems: Evidence from Antibiotic Prescribing

Speaker: Shan Huang, DIW Berlin
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   Large-scale personal data collection for the purpose of personalized predictions has been driven by high expectations of efficiency gains in many business and policy settings. Yet, quantifying the trade-off between the costs of linking disconnected silos of personal ...

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December 11, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The Productivity Riddle in Business Services

Speaker: Caroline Stiel, DIW Berlin
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   A fast growing and diverse literature has addressed one of the riddles of economic developments: the declining labor productivity growth in almost all advanced economies. One of the reasons discussed is the shift towards service industries with inherently low ...

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November 20, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The Value of Data: Evidence from Web Tracking

Speaker: Hannes Ullrich, DIW Berlin and University of Copenhagen
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:30

This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   The tracking of online user behavior is considered essential for the construction of consumer profiles, which help platforms monetize their services. Prominent examples are advertising in online search or social media, but also online retailing in which matching ...

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October 16, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The Interaction between Industry Payments to Physicians, Insurance and Drug Costs: Evidence from Medicare Part D

Speaker: Melissa Newham, DIW Berlin und KU Leuven, Melissa Newham
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
10:30 - 11:00

This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   High and growing prescription drug costs in the United States are a major concern for policy makers. This paper focuses on the extent to which promotional gifts and other transfers made to physicians by pharmaceutical companies cause physicians to prescribe more ...

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September 25, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Using Text Mining for Information Retrieval Purposes (of merger control cases)

Speaker: Charlotte Siegmann, University of Warwick
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time: 10:30 - 11:30

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Charlotte will summarize the methodology of textmining for information retrieval, different techniques, advantages and disadvantages. Primarily, she will be discussing the textmining procedure she undertook to develop and verify a database about the merger level characteristics and Commission's ...

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July 10, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Determinants and effects of mergers and acquisitions: Evidence from drug projects in the diabetes market

Speaker: Jan Malek
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
15:00 - 15:30

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   There is an ongoing debate both in academia and in policy circles about the effects of takeovers of small, young firms by large incumbents in innovative industries. Many argue that such takeovers are anticompetitive and harm innovation by killing off nascent competition. ...

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June 12, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Physician effects in antibiotic prescribing: Evidence from physician exits

Speaker: Shan Huang
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
15:00 - 16:00

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   Antibiotic resistance is a severe problem within our current health systems. One of the main strategies to combat the rise of antibiotic resistance is to improve individual physicians' antibiotic prescribing practices. However, this strategy requires that differences in ...

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June 5, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Airbnb and Rents: Evidence from Berlin

Speaker: Kevin Ducbao Tran
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
14:30 - 15:30

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   Cities worldwide have regulated the peer-to-peer short-term rental market claiming that those markets remove apartments from the long-term housing market, causing an increase in rents. However, at the time many of these policies were passed, empirical evidence for or ...

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May 20, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Big Tech Acquisitions in the Google Play Store

Speaker: Pauline Affeldt
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
14:30 - 15:30

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:  In the last ten years, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft (GAFAM) acquired more than 400 companies, predominantly in the technological sector. Competition authorities did not scrutinize most of these transactions, as they did not reach the traditional thresholds, ...

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