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

Brussels: European Parliament, 2021, 123 S. | Georg Zachmann, Franziska Holz, Alexander Roth, Ben McWilliams, Robin Sogalla, Frank Meissner, Claudia Kemfert
Diskussionspapiere 1961 / 2021

Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses

The existential threat to small businesses, based on their crucial role in the economy, is behind the plethora of scholarly studies in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Examining the 14 contributions of the special issue on the “Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses,” the paper comprises four parts: a systematic review of the literature on the ...

2021| Maksim Belitski, Christina Guenther, Alexander S. Kritikos, Roy Thurik
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Comparing Regulatory Designs for the Transmission of Offshore Wind Energy

Offshore wind plays an ever-increasing role for the global transition to renewable energy. For offshore wind energy to be successful, cost-effective transport of the produced electricity to shore is necessary. The development and operation of the offshore transmission asset is costly and regulated differently across the globe. In most countries, the TSO is responsible for the transmission and develops ...

In: Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy 10 (2021), 1, S. 229-249 | Yann Girard, Claudia Kemfert, Julius Stoll
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Merger Policy in Digital Markets: An Ex-Post Assessment

This paper presents a broad retrospective evaluation of mergers and merger decisions in markets dominated by multisided digital platforms. First, we document almost 300 acquisitions carried out by three major tech companies—Amazon, Facebook, and Google—between 2008 and 2018. We cluster target companies on their area of economic activity providing suggestive evidence on the strategies behind these mergers. ...

In: Journal of Competition Law & Economics 17 (2020), 1, S. 95-140 | Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi, Emilio Calvano, Tomaso Duso, Alessia Marrazzo, Salvatore Nava
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A Retrospective Evaluation of the GDF/Suez Merger: Effects on the Belgian Gas Hub

We present an ex-post analysis of the effects of GDF's acquisition of Suez in 2006, which created one of the world's largest energy companies. We perform a series of econometric analyses on the market for trading at the Zeebrugge gas hub in Belgium. Removing barriers to entry and facilitating access to the hub through ownership unbundling were an important part of the objectives of the remedies imposed ...

In: The Energy Journal 42 (2021), 6, S. 199-228 | Elena Argentesi, Albert Banal-Estañol, Jo Seldeslachts
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Merger Efficiency Gains: Evidence from a Large Transport Merger in France

Many industries are seeing an increase in concentration, leading to a discussion on the effectiveness of horizontal merger enforcement. The policy debate shows that one of the key arguments put forward when supporting potential mergers is the possibility of realization of merger efficiency gains, specifically in the transport industry. Yet, there exists little empirical evidence on the actual effects ...

In: International Journal of Industrial Organization 77 (2021), 102760, 22 S. | Ariane Charpin, Joanna Piechucka

Essays on the Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry makes a significant contribution to global health and economic welfare through the development and production of innovative medical treatments. This dissertation consists of four essays which advance our understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and how to effectively regulate this sector. Each chapter aims to provide new insights, which are relevant for policymakers, ...

Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit, 2021, XII, 206 S. | Melissa Newham
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Big Tech Acquisitions — Towards Empirical Evidence

In: Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 12 (2021), 6, S. 471–478 | Pauline Affeldt, Reinhold Kesler
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Impact of Mexico's Energy Reform on Consumer Welfare

We study the impact of Mexico's energy reform on the welfare of electricity, liquified petroleum gas, and gasoline consumers between 2010 and 2018. We utilize micro-level data to estimate income and price elasticities. Comparative statics are used to determine subsidy and price influences on consumer surplus. A counterfactual is used to simulate the industry's behavior under non-reform parameters. ...

In: Utilities Policy 70 (2021), 101191, 10 S. | José Carlos Ramírez, Francisco Ortiz-Arango, Juan Rosellón

Scenario Analysis as a Tool for Companies, Investors, and Regulators on the Path to Climate Neutrality

The structural transformation necessary for achieving climate neutrality is characterized by many interdependent changes. Shaping the transition to a zero-emissions economy cannot be based on past data alone, but also requires the definition of future scenarios that are as consistent as possible. The aim of these scenarios is to show how companies are prepared for transformation processes and burdens ...

Berlin: Wissenschaftsplattform Sustainable Finance, 2021, 12 S.
(Policy Brief / Sustainable Finance Research Platform ; 5/2021)
| Karol Kempa, Ulf Moslener, Karsten Neuhoff, Oliver Schenker, Franziska Schütze
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