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  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Should we Intervene in the Demand of Firms in the Software Market?

    26.10.2018| Clemens Fiedler, Tilburg University
  • Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

    Herd Behavior in FDA Committees: A Structural Approach

    19.10.2018| Melissa Newham
  • Research Project

    Retrospective evaluation support study: the Guidelines on Regional State Aid for 2014-2020

    In January 2019, the European Commission (“Commission”) launched the evaluation of its State aid rules that were adopted as part of the State aid Modernisation. The evaluation aims to verify if the rules delivered the desired results to European citizens and businesses at a minimum cost and if they are still fit for purpose. Within this process, the Commission entrusted a consortium of...

    Completed Project| Firms and Markets
  • Weekly Report

    Net neutrality: prioritization is beneficial from an economic perspective

    The principle of net neutrality was adopted by the European Union as a regulation promoting equality among all data packets in the Internet. Considering net neutrality from a purely economic viewpoint, however, the general possibility to prioritize data packets would likely lead to a more efficient use of existing network capacity. This is particularly applicable given the growth in data traffic and ...

    21.06.2018
  • Conference

    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2018

    The tremendous growth of digital transactions has profoundly affected the way we interact, opening vast opportunities to improve our lives. Consumers have benefited from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products. At the same time, consumers often must process large amounts of imperfect information regarding the products they purchase and services they use. Even more, for many...

    08.06.2018| Juhan Lepassaar, Michael Luca, Steve Tadelis, Ari Ezra Waldmann, Glen Weyl
  • Diskussionspapiere 1734 / 2018

    Price or Variety? An Evaluation of Mergers Effects in Grocery Retailing

    Assortment decisions are key strategic instruments for firms responding to local market conditions. We assess this claim by studying the effect of a national merger between two large Dutch supermarket chains on prices and on the depth as well as composition of assortment. We adopt a difference-in-differences strategy that exploits local variation in the merger’s effects, controlling for selection on ...

    2018| Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi, Roberto Cervone, Tomaso Duso, Alessia Marrazzo
  • Data Documentation 95 / 2018

    EU Merger Control Database: 1990-2014

    2018| Pauline Affeldt, Tomaso Duso, Florian Szücs
  • Diskussionspapiere 1738 / 2018

    Common Ownership and Market Entry: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Industry

    Common ownership - where two firms are at least partially owned by the same investor - and its impact on product market outcomes has recently drawn a lot of attention from scholars and practitioners alike. Theoretical and empirical researchsuggests that common ownership can lead to higher prices. This paper focuses on implications for market entry. To estimate the effect of common ownership on entry ...

    2018| Melissa Newham, Jo Seldeslachts, Albert Banal-Estanol
  • Conference

    BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2017

    The tremendous growth of digital transactions – mainly through online platforms – has profoundly affected the way we interact and has opened vast opportunities to improve our lives. The disruptive impact of this process is driven by one core feature: its ability to reduce inefficiencies. Consumers have benefited from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that...

    01.06.2017
  • Diskussionspapiere 1685 / 2017

    Abuse of Dominance and Antitrust Enforcement in the German Electricity Market

    In 2008, the European Commission investigated E.ON, a large and vertically integrated electricity company, for the alleged abuse of a joint dominant position by strategically withholding generation capacity. The case was settled after E.ON agreed to divest 5,000 MW generation capacity as well as its extra-high voltage network. We analyze the effect of these divestitures on German wholesale electricity ...

    2017| Tomaso Duso, Florian Szücs, Veit Böckers
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