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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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  • November 22, 2019

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    State-owned Firms and Payout Policy - Evidence from German Municipal Firms

    Speaker: Astrid Cullmann, DIW Berlin & TU Berlin
    Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 10:30 - 11:30

    This study investigates the payout policy of state-owned municipal firms. Based on insights from agency theory we derive an empirically testable model based on Lintner's corporate dividend policy model accounting for the characteristics of state-owned firms in terms of corporate governance and ownership structure. Exploiting a large and new panel dataset on German firms from the years 2003 to 201 ...

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  • November 8, 2019

    Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Choosing between Explicit Cartel Formation and Tacit Collusion – An Experiment

    Speaker: Maximilian Andres, University of Potsdam
    Location: Anna J. Schwartz Room
    Room 5.2.010
    Mohrenstraße 58
    10117 Berlin
    Time: 10:30 - 11:30

    Abstract: Antitrust authorities try to detect and sanction existing cartels and hinder the formation of new ones. Firms nevertheless try to collude while avoiding sanctions, for example by colluding tacitly instead of explicitly forming a cartel. In this paper, we focus on differences in the communication of firms that either form an explicit cartel or try to collude tacitly. The latter may still ...

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