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Diskussionspapiere 1955 / 2021

The Effect of Changing Marginal-Cost to Physical-Order Dispatch in the Power Sector

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
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Impact of Mexico's Energy Reform on Consumer Welfare

We study the impact of Mexico's energy reform on the welfare of electricity, liquified petroleum gas, and gasoline consumers between 2010 and 2018. We utilize micro-level data to estimate income and price elasticities. Comparative statics are used to determine subsidy and price influences on consumer surplus. A counterfactual is used to simulate the industry's behavior under non-reform parameters. ...

In: Utilities Policy 70 (2021), 101191, 10 S. | José Carlos Ramírez, Francisco Ortiz-Arango, Juan Rosellón
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Common Ownership in the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry: A Network Analysis

We investigate patterns in common ownership networks between firms that are active in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry for the period 2004–2014. Our main findings are that “brand firms”—that is, firms that have research and development capabilities and launch new drugs—exhibit relatively dense common ownership networks with each other that further increase significantly in density over time, whereas ...

In: The Antitrust Bulletin 66 (2021), 1, S. 68–99 | Albert Banal-Estañol, Melissa Newham, Jo Seldeslachts
Diskussionspapiere 1931 / 2021

A Retrospective Study of State Aid Control in the German Broadband Market

We provide an evaluation of the impact of public subsidy schemes that aimed to support the development of basic broadband infrastructure in rural areas of Germany. Such subsidies are subject to state aid control by the European Commission (EC). While the EC increasingly recognises the role of economic analysis in controlling public aid to companies, there are to date no full retrospective studies performed ...

2021| Tomaso Duso, Mattia Nardotto, Jo Seldeslachts
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The U.S. Coal Sector between Shale Gas and Renewables: Last Resort Coal Exports?

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 ...

In: Energy Policy 149 (2021), 112097, 13 S. | Christian Hauenstein, Franziska Holz
Diskussionspapiere 1936 / 2021

Lender-Specific Mortgage Supply Shocks and Macroeconomic Performance in the United States

This paper provides evidence for the propagation of idiosyncratic mortgage supply shocks to the macroeconomy. Based on micro-level data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act for the 1990-2016 period, our results suggest that lender-specific mortgage supply shocks affect aggregate mortgage, house price, and employment dynamics at the regional level. The larger the idiosyncratic shocks to newly issued ...

2021| Franziska Bremus, Thomas Krause, Felix Noth
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Mexico and U.S. Power Systems Under Variations in Natural Gas Prices

This study examines the impact of natural gas prices on the power systems of Mexico and the United States. For this, we develop an integrated modeling framework by soft linking three different techno-economic bottom-up models of the power and energy systems, one partial equilibrium model of the natural gas sector, and a partial equilibrium model of the Mexican energy sector. Our results show several ...

In: Energy Policy 156 (2021), 112378, 18 S. | Luis Sarmiento, Anahi Molar-Cruz, Charalampos Avraam, Maxwell Brown, Juan Rossellón, Sauleh Siddiqui, Baltazar Solano Rodríguez
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The Productivity Riddle in Business Services

This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   A fast growing and diverse literature has addressed one of the riddles of economic developments: the declining labor productivity growth in almost all advanced economies. One of the reasons discussed is the shift towards service industries with inherently low...

11.12.2020| Caroline Stiel, DIW Berlin
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The Interaction between Industry Payments to Physicians, Insurance and Drug Costs: Evidence from Medicare Part D

This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   High and growing prescription drug costs in the United States are a major concern for policy makers. This paper focuses on the extent to which promotional gifts and other transfers made to physicians by pharmaceutical companies cause physicians to prescribe more...

16.10.2020| Melissa Newham, DIW Berlin und KU Leuven
Research Project

Support study for the revision of the EU guidelines on state aid for environmental protection and energy (EEAG)

The European Commission (DG Competition) commissioned an international consortium of DIW Berlin together with E.CA Economics, LEAR, University of East Anglia and Sheppard Mullin with a background study on State aid in the field of environmental protection and energy. The results of the study will support the Commission in the revision of the EU Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection...

Current Project| Firms and Markets, Climate Policy
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