This year’s online conference is focusing on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the EU legislative proposal to regulate digital markets in order to prevent abuses of market power. This regulatory tool contains behavioral obligations for large online platforms (‘gatekeepers’) aimed at reducing entry barriers and ensuring fairness in the relationship between digital platforms and their different user...
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)
19.04.2021| Arne Uhlendorff (CREST)
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics
Germany is leading in green competitiveness of its product exports. Deploying the green economic complexity methodology using German AFiD firm-level micro data, this study seeks to analyze explanatory variables for this trend such as green R&D subsidies and subnational density of related green technologies in the light of path dependencies in firms accumulation of green capabilities. It...
12.03.2021| Nils Handler, DIW Berlin
Crypto currencies are booming. Data collection by Fintecs and other internet based companies isreality. Non-cash payments are common in many countries. Financial literacy is getting more andmore important for the economic life and understanding of transactions. The transformation of the monetary system towards more non-cash payments was part of this dynamic response to the necessary reduction of personal ...
18.02.2021| Dorothea Schäfer
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics
08.01.2021| Jonas Lieber, University of Chicago
Diskussionspapiere 1965 / 2021
We empirically investigate the relevance of multi-homing in two-sided markets. First, we build a micro-founded structural econometric model that encompasses demand for differentiated products and allows for multi-homing on both sides of the market. We then use an original dataset on the Italian daily newspaper market that includes information on double-homing by readers to estimate readers’ and advertisers’ ...
2021| Pauline Affeldt, Elena Argentesi, Lapo Filistrucchi
DIW Weekly Report 27/28 / 2021
Real estate is taxed at comparatively low rates in Germany, with primarily the affluent benefiting from numerous existing tax privileges. This Weekly Report describes the current state of real estate taxation in Germany and outlines reform proposals that could increase tax revenue, improve the efficiency of the tax system, and reduce wealth and income inequality. In the case of property tax, value-based ...
2021| Stefan Bach, Sebastian Eichfelder
Diskussionspapiere 1961 / 2021
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
Externe referierte Aufsätze
Coal consumption and production have sharply declined in recent years in the U.S., despite political support. Reasons are mostly unfavorable economic conditions for coal, including competition from natural gas and renewables in the power sector, as well as an aging coal-fired power plant fleet. Nevertheless, coal remains a major energy source in the North American energy markets. Supplementing EMF34 ...
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| Christian Hauenstein, Franziska Holz
Diskussionspapiere 1955 / 2021
The analysis of local environmental policies is essential when evaluating the consistency of national public policies vis-à-vis the compliance of global agreements to reduce climate change. This study explores one of these policies; the 2021 Mexican reform to change electric power dispatch from a marginal-cost-based to a command and control physical system prioritizing power generation from the state ...
2021| Raúl Gutiérrez-Meave, Juan Rosellón, Luis Sarmiento