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Diskussionspapiere 464 / 2005

Buyer Power and Supplier Incentives

This paper argues that - in contrast to an often expressed view - the formation of larger and more powerful buyers need not reduce welfare by stifling suppliers' incentives. If contracts are determined in bilateral negotiations, the presence of larger buyers may both increase suppliers' incentives for product improvement and induce suppliers to choose a more efficient technology. The paper also isolates ...

2005| Roman Inderst, Christian Wey
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Energy Taxation and Competitiveness: Special Provisions for Business in Germany's Environmental Tax Reform

In: Hope Ashiabor, Kurt Deketelaere, Larry Kreiser, Janet Milne (Eds.) , Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation
Richmond : Richmond Law & Tax Ltd.
S. 135-145
| Michael Kohlhaas
Diskussionspapiere 477 / 2005

Education and Growth in the Presence of Capital Flight

We study the effect of capital controls on the level of investment in human capital and the resulting growth path of an economy. The economy consists of two groups of agents based on the ownership of factors of production. One type of agents - called workers - own human capital and bequeath education to their offsprings. The other group of agents - called capitalists - own and bequeath physical capital. ...

2005| Debajyoti Chakrabarty, Areendam Chanda, Chetan Ghate
Diskussionspapiere 478 / 2005

Contests for Cooperation: A New Approach in German Innovation Policy

A new approach in German innovation policy organizes contests of proposals for developing innovation networks. Based on an overview of the different programs, we investigate the advantages, problems and limitations of such an approach. We find that this type of policy may have a relatively large impact and can, therefore, be regarded as a rather efficient instrument of innovation policy. Compared to ...

2005| Alexander Eickelpasch, Michael Fritsch
Research Notes 2 / 2005

How to Reduce Conflicts over International Antitrust?

2005| Justus Haucap, Florian Müller, Christian Wey
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Banking Crises, Regulation, and Growth: The Case of Russia

Recent empirical analyses of the relationship between financial system development and economic growth find that financial system development causes economic growth, is a good predictor of growth and that its impact is relatively large. Moreover, the empirical literature predicts that the adverse effects of banking crises on economic growth will rise in the absence of an adequate response by the government. ...

In: Applied Economics 37 (2005), 19, S. 2191-2203 | Ulrich Thießen
Diskussionspapiere 525 / 2005

Regional Disparities in the European Union: Convergence and Agglomeration

Economic disparities between the regions of the European Union are of constant concern both for policy and economic research. In this paper we examine whether there are overlapping trends of regional development in the EU: overall convergence on the one hand and persistent or even increasing spatial concentration (agglomeration) on the other. Kernel density estimation, Markov chain analysis and cross-sectional ...

2005| Kurt Geppert, Michael Happich, Andreas Stephan
Diskussionspapiere 523 / 2005

Hypermarket Competition and the Diffusion of Retail Checkout Barcode Scanning

This paper presents a set of panel data to study the diffusion of retail checkout barcode scanning in ten European countries over the period 1981-1996. Estimates from a standard diffusion model suggest that countries differ most in the long-run diffusion level of barcode scanning and less in timing or diffusion speed. We present evidence that the emergence of hypermarkets raises competitive intensity ...

2005| Jonathan Beck, Michal Grajek, Christian Wey
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Bundling of Social and Private Goods and the Soft Budget Constraint Problem

Firms in socialist and transitional economies are often obliged to provide social goods at the same time that they are competing with private firms. This paper analyzes the impact of such bundling on the provision of private and social goods focussing on the inability of politicians to commit not to bail out firms experiencing financial trouble. This soft budget constraint problem results in firms ...

In: Journal of Comparative Economics 33 (2005), 1, S. 47-58 | Lars-Hendrik Röller, Zhentang Zhang
Diskussionspapiere 500 / 2005

Mobile Phone Termination Charges with Asymmetric Regulation

We model competition between two unregulated mobile phone companies with price-elastic demand and less than full market coverage. We also assume that there is a regulated full-coverage fixed network. In order to induce stronger competition, mobile companies could have an incentive to raise their reciprocal mobile-to-mobile access charges above the marginal costs of termination. Stronger competition ...

2005| Pio Baake, Kay Mitusch
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