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)

Place: Please note that the seminar will take place online during the academic year 2020/21.

Coordination: Shan Huang

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

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 ...

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January 29, 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

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 ...

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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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May 7, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Common Ownership, Markups and Productivity: Evidence from European Firms

Speaker: Nuria Boot
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:  This paper analyzes the relationship between common ownership – when two firms are partially held by the same investor – and markups. Combining firm-level financial data from Europe with ownership data of publicly listed firms, we structurally estimate production ...

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April 17, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The CoRisk-Index: A data-mining approach to identify industry-specific risk assessments related to COVID-19 in real-time

Speaker: Fabian Braesemann (Saïd Business School, University of Oxford)
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
14:30 - 15:30

This event takes place online via Zoom. Abstract:  While the coronavirus spreads around the world, governments are attempting to reduce contagion rates at the expense of negative economic effects. Market expectations have plummeted, foreshadowing the risk of a global economic crisis and mass unemployment. Governments provide huge financial aid programmes to mitigate the expected economic ...

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April 9, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Modeling Geographical Preferences to Study the Welfare Implication of Airbnb's Presence in the Short-Term Accomodation Market

Speaker: Maximilian Schäfer
Location: Online seminar via Cisco Webex
Time:
13:45 - 14:45

Abstract:  We study competition between Airbnb and hotel accommodations in Paris in 2017 to assess the welfare implications of Airbnb’s presence on hotels and travelers. The existing literature on the subject exclusively uses across city variation in Airbnb diffusion. Consequently, it does not take into account that the location of an accommodation within a city might be an important ...

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March 13, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Market Concentration in Europe: Evidence based on Antitrust Markets (canceled)

Speaker: Tomaso Duso
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time:
10:30 - 11:30
- Cancelled -

Abstract:  An increasing body of empirical evidence has documented trends to risen concentration, profits, markups, and market power in many industries across the world since the 1980s. Several factors – such as globalisation, digitisation, the increased role of intangible assets and sunk costs, as well as M&A activity and the (under)enforcement of merger control– have been ...

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February 28, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Decomposing Trust

Speaker: Jana Friedrichsen
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract:  Trust is thought to be an important driver of economic growth and other economic outcomes. Previous studies suggest that trust may be a combination of risk attitudes, distributional preferences, betrayal aversion, and beliefs about the probability of being reciprocated. We compare the results of a binary trust game to the results of a series of control treatments that remove the ...

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February 14, 2020
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Can Machine Learning Improve Prescribing?

Speaker: Hannes Ullrich
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Abstract:  Antibiotic misuse due to prescribing under diagnostic uncertainty is a leading driver of antibiotic resistance. We investigate the magnitude and mechanisms by which machine learning predictions can enable policies that reduce antibiotic misuse. Building on predictions from administrative data on urinary tract infections in Denmark, we evaluate counterfactual policies that replace ...

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December 20, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Determinants of Ownership Changes in the Market for Diabetes

Speaker: Jan Malek
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: Time change: 10:00 - 11:00

Abstract:  This paper investigates the determinants of ownership changes of drug candidates in one of the most important current pharma markets —the market for diabetes. We in particular look at how do the competitive circumstances, progress in clinical development and radicalness of the drug candidates matter in these decisions. We use newly constructed, very granular dataset tracking ...

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December 6, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Data Network Effects: The Example of Internet Search

Speaker: Maximilian Schäfer
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 11:00 - 11:30

Abstract:   The rise of dominant firms in data driven industries is often credited to their alleged data advantage. Empirical evidence lending support to this conjecture is lacking. In this paper, we show that data as an input into machine learning tasks displays features that favor the hypothesis that data is a source of market power. We study the search result quality for search keywords on ...

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December 6, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Partitioned Pricing and Consumer Welfare

Speaker: Kevin Ducbao Tran
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:00

Abstract:   In online commerce, obfuscation strategies by sellers are hypothesized to mislead consumers to their detriment and to the profit of sellers. One such obfuscation strategy is partitioned pricing in which the price is split into a base price and add-on fees. While empirical evidence suggests that partitioned pricing impacts consumer decisions through salience effects, its consumer ...

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November 29, 2019
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Antibiotic Prescribing and Diagnostic Testing: Physician Behavior in the Case of Urinary Tract Infection

Speaker: Shan Huang
Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
Room 5.2.010
Mohrenstraße 58
10117 Berlin
Time: 10:30 - 11:00

Abstract: When a patient with symptoms of urinary tract infection arrives at a physician's office, it needs to decide which antibiotic drug to prescribe. A drug's efficacy in treating the infection depends on the individual, time-dependent resistance profile of the bacterium causing the infection. Physicians can conduct antibiotic susceptibility tests in order to create current resistance profiles ...

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