Refereed essays Web of Science
Despite political activities to foster a low-carbon energy transition, Germany currently sees a considerable number of new coal power plants being added to its power mix. There are several possible drivers for this "dash for coal", but it is widely accepted that windfall profits gained through free allocation of ETS certificates play an important role. Yet the quantification of allocation-related investment ...
39 (2011), 4, S. 1975-1987
| Michael Pahle, Lin Fan, Wolf-Peter Schill
Weekly Report 28 / 2010
High definition television may now be poised for a breakthrough in Germany. Unfortunately, in the area of private free-TV, broadcasters and network operators are still blocking each other. Market participants hope to leverage encryption and digital rights management as sources of long-term profits. This, however, may come at the expense of television viewers. Despite the start of regular HDTV operations ...
2010| Georg Erber, Sven Heitzler
Diskussionspapiere 1045 / 2010
It is increasingly observable that in different industries competitors jointly acquire and share customer data. We propose a modified Hotelling model with two-dimensional consumer heterogeneity to analyze the incentives for such agreements and their welfare implications. In our model the incentives of firms for data acquisition and sharing depend on the willingness of consumers to switch brands. Firms ...
2010| Nicola Jentzsch, Geza Sapi, Irina Suleymanova
Refereed essays Web of Science
In this study, we suggest an explanation for the low growth rates of real housing prices in Canada and Germany in comparison to other OECD countries over the period 1975-2005. We show that the long-run development of housing markets is determined by real disposable percapita income, the real long-term interest rate, population growth, and urbanization. The differential development of real housing prices ...
Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik
230 (2010), 1, S.59-76
| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Jan-Oliver Menz, Boriss Siliverstovs
FINESS Working Papers 5.2 / 2010
This study investigates the impact of foreign bank penetration in Central and Eastern Europe on firm entry. We demonstrate that the acquisition of domestic banks by foreign investors has led to reduced firm creation, smaller average size of entrants and increased firm exit in opaque industries compared to transparent ones. At the same time, the entry of greenfield foreign banks spurred firm creation ...
2010| Olena Havrylchyk
FINESS Working Papers 2.5 / 2010
During the last years, gravity equations have leapt from the trade literature over into the literature on financial markets. Martin and Rey (2004) were the first to provide a theoretical model for cross-border asset trade, yielding a structural gravity equation that could be tested empirically. In this paper, I use a gravity model to evaluate factors that affect cross-border banking. Furthermore, I ...
2010| Katja Neugebauer
Frankfurt / Oder:
(Discussion Paper / European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Department of Business Administration and Economics ; 290)
| Christian Dreger, Yanqun Zhang
Diskussionspapiere 1081 / 2010
For many analysts, the Chinese economy is spurred by a bubble in the housing market, probably driven by the fiscal stimulus package and massive credit expansion, with pos-sible adverse effects to the real economy. To get insights into the size of the bubble, the house price evolution is investigated by panel cointegration techniques. Evidence is based on a dataset for 35 major cities. Cointegration ...
2010| Christian Dreger, Yanqun Zhang
FINESS Working Papers 7.4A / 2009
The appropriate design of monetary policy in integrated financial markets is one of the most challenging areas for central banks. One hot topic is whether the rise in liquidity in recent years has contributed to the formation of price bubbles in asset markets. If strong linkages exist, the inclusion of asset prices in the monetary policy rule can eventually limit speculative runs and negative effects ...
2009| Christian Dreger, Jürgen Wolters
FINESS Working Papers 3.4 / 2009
The paper investigates the link between bank concentration and a country's buyout market. We perform a macro level analysis for 15 European countries during 1997-2007. We estimate the elasticity of the country i's buyout market to country i's concentration in the banking sector. Our major finding suggests that the more concentrated the banking sector is, the better it is for the size of the buyout ...
2009| Oleg Badunenko, Saloni Deva, Dorothea Schäfer, Michael Viertel