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Tomaso Duso appointed to steering committee of new research network "CEPR Competition Policy RPN"

Tomaso Duso was appointed as one of the four members of the steering committee of the newly founded CEPR Competition Policy Research & Policy Network. The purpose of the CEPR Competition Policy RPN is to become a leading platform for the critical discussion of competition policy design and outcomes. The RPN seeks to create a network of academics and enforcers to evaluate both influential decisions ...

08.06.2021
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

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

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...

21.05.2021| Joanna Piechucka, DIW Berlin
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

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

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...

12.03.2021| Nils Handler, DIW Berlin
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The rise of common ownership: Europe vs the US

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...

05.03.2021| Nuria Boot, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

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

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...

05.03.2021| Jo Seldeslachts, DIW Berlin and KU Leuven
Cluster-Seminar Öffentliche Finanzen und Lebenslagen

Gentrification and Rent Control

Since the start of the century, particularly in urban centres, housing markets worldwide have experienced stark price and rent increases. As a consequence urban agglomerations have experienced strong changes in their neighbourhood composition with originally poorer, central areas gentrifying quickly. Governments have reacted by raising the topic of affordable housing on the...

20.01.2021| Niklas Gohl
Diskussionspapiere 1987 / 2021

Competitors’ Reactions to Big Tech Acquisitions: Evidence from Mobile Apps

Since 2010, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft (GAFAM) have acquired more than 400 companies. Competition authorities did not scrutinize most of these transactions and blocked none. This raised concerns that GAFAM acquisitions target potential competitors yet fly under the radar of current merger control due to the features of the digital economy. We empirically study the competitive effects ...

2021| Pauline Affeldt, Reinhold Kesler
Diskussionspapiere 1984 / 2021

Firms in (Green) Public Procurement: Financial Strength Indicators’ Impact on Contract Awards and Its Repercussion on Financial Strength

We examine whether the financial strength of companies, in particular, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is causally linked to the award of a public procurement contract (PP), especially in the environmentally friendly “green” area (GPP). For this purpose, we build a combined procurement company data set from the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) and the SME database AMADEUS, which includes ten ...

2021| Christopher F. Baum, Arash Kordestani, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Coupled Lotteries - a New Method to Analyze Inequality Aversion

We develop and implement a new measure for inequality aversion: two peers are endowed with identical binary lotteries and the only choice they make is whether they want to play out the lotteries independently or with perfect positive correlation (coupling). Coupling has the core reason to prevent outcome inequality. We implement the method in a survey in rural Thailand as well as in a supplemental ...

In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 191 (2021), S. 236–256 | Melanie Koch, Lukas Menkhoff, Ulrich Schmidt
DIW Berlin - Politikberatung kompakt 175 / 2021

Decarbonisation of Energy: Determining a Robust Mix of Energy Carriers for a Carbon-Neutral EU

2021| Georg Zachmann, Franziska Holz, Alexander Roth, Ben McWilliams, Robin Sogalla, Frank Meissner, Claudia Kemfert
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