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  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

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

    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...

    09.04.2020| Maximilian Schäfer
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Market Concentration in Europe: Evidence based on Antitrust Markets (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...

    13.03.2020| Tomaso Duso
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Can Machine Learning Improve Prescribing?

    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...

    14.02.2020| Hannes Ullrich
  • Diskussionspapiere 1918 / 2020

    Common Ownership in the US Pharmaceutical Industry: A Network Analysis

    We investigate patterns in common ownership networks between firms that are active in the US pharmaceutical industry for the period 2004-2014. Our main findings are that “brand firms” — i.e. firms that have R&D capabilities and launch new drugs — exhibit relatively dense common ownership networks with each other that further increase significantly in density over time, whereas the network of “generic ...

    2020| Albert Banal-Estanol, Melissa Newham, Jo Seldeslachts
  • Externe Monographien

    Three Essays on the Economics of Online Platforms

    Die digitale Ökonomie hat unzählige Märkte nachhaltig verändert. Insbesondere Online Plattformen bieten eine noch nie dagewesene Auswahl an Produkten, gekoppelt mit innovativer Technologie, die das Zusammenfinden von Angebot und Nachfrage vereinfacht, Vertrauen aufbaut und Suchkosten reduziert. Gleichzeitig hat die neuartige Natur dieser Plattformen dazu geführt, dass sie teilweise mit den etablierten ...

    Berlin: TU Berlin, 2020, XIII, 157 S. | Kevin Ducbao Tran
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Abuse of Dominance and Antitrust Enforcement in the German Electricity Market

    In: Energy Economics 92 (2020), 104936, 15 S. | Tomaso Duso, Florian Szücs, Veit Böckers
  • Diskussionspapiere 1894 / 2020

    Learning from Data and Network Effects: The Example of Internet Search

    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 surprisingly scarce. In this paper we document that data as an input into machine learning tasks display features that support the claim of data being a source of market power. We study how data on keywords improve the search result quality ...

    2020| Maximilian Schäfer, Geza Sapi
  • Diskussionspapiere 1890 / 2020

    Airbnb and Rents: Evidence from Berlin

    Cities worldwide have regulated peer-to-peer short-term rental platforms claiming that those platforms remove apartments from the long-term housing market, causing an in- crease in rents. Establishing and quantifying such a causal link is, however, challenging. We investigate two policy changes in Berlin to first assess how effective they were in regulating Airbnb, the largest online peer-to-peer short-term ...

    2020| Tomaso Duso, Claus Michelsen, Maximilian Schäfer, Kevin Ducbao Tran
  • Diskussionspapiere 1888 / 2020

    Partitioned Pricing and Consumer Welfare

    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 affects consumer decisions through salience effects, its consumer welfare consequences ...

    2020| Kevin Ducbao Tran
  • Diskussionspapiere 1889 / 2020

    Airbnb, Hotels, and Localized Competition

    The rise of online platforms has disrupted numerous traditional industries. A prime example is the short-term accommodation platform Airbnb and how it affects the hotel industry. On the one hand, consumers can profit from Airbnb due to an increased number of choices and lower prices. On the other hand, critics of the platform argue that it allows professional hosts to operate de facto hotels while ...

    2020| Maximilian Schäfer, Kevin Ducbao Tran
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