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  • Weitere externe Aufsätze

    Personality and Entrepreneurship

    In: Klaus F. Zimmermann (Ed.) , Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics
    Berlin: Springer
    S. 1-20
    | Alexander S. Kritikos
  • Externe Monographien

    German Financial State Aid during COVID-19 Pandemic: Higher Impact among Digitalized Self-Employed

    In response to strong revenue and income losses that a large share of the self-employed faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the German federal government introduced a €50bn emergency aid program. Based on real-time online-survey data comprising more than 20,000 observations, we analyze the impact of this program on the subjective survival probability. In particular, we investigate how the digitalization ...

    Bonn: IZA, 2022, 29 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 15608)
    | Irene Bertschek, Joern Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Caroline Stiel
  • Externe Monographien

    German Financial State Aid during COVID-19 Pandemic: Higher Impact among Digitalized Self-Employed

    In response to strong revenue and income losses that a large share of the self-employed faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the German federal government introduced a €50bn emergency aid program. Based on real-time online-survey data comprising more than 20,000 observations, we analyze the impact of this program on the subjective survival probability. In particular, we investigate how the digitalization ...

    Mannheim: ZEW, 2022, 29 S.
    (Discussion Paper / Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung ; 22-045)
    | Irene Bertschek, Joern Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Caroline Stiel
  • Externe Monographien

    Emergency Aid for Self-Employed in the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Flash in the Pan?

    The self-employed are among those facing the highest probability of strong income losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments in many countries introduced support programs to support the self-employed, including the German federal government, which approved a €50bn emergency aid program at the end of March 2020 offering one-off lump-sum payments of up to €15,000 to those facing substantial revenue ...

    Potsdam: CEPA, 2022, 34 S.
    (CEPA Discussion Papers ; 55)
    | Joern Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Maximilian Priem, Caroline Stiel
  • Diskussionspapiere 2009 / 2022

    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    2022| Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
  • Externe Monographien

    Intangible Capital and Productivity Divergence

    Understanding the causes of the slowdown in aggregate productivity growth is key to maintaining the competitiveness of advanced economies and ensuring long-term economic prosperity. This paper is the first to provide evidence that investment in intangible capital, despite having a positive effect on productivity at the micro level, is a driver of the weak productivity performance at the aggregate level ...

    Tilburg: Tilburg University, 2022, 69 S.
    (TILEC Discussion Paper ; 2022-08)
    | Marie Le Mouel, Alexander Schiersch
  • Diskussionspapiere 1998 / 2022

    Facebook Shadow Profiles

    Data is often at the core of digital products and services, especially when related to online advertising. This has made data protection and privacy a major policy concern. When surfing the web, consumers leave digital traces that can be used to build user profiles and infer preferences. We quantify the extent to which Facebook can track web behavior outside of their own platform. The network of engagement ...

    2022| Luis Aguiar, Christian Peukert, Maximilian Schäfer, Hannes Ullrich
  • Conference

    BCCP Online Panel 2021

    The tremendous growth of digital transactions – mainly through online platforms - is profoundly affecting the way we interact and opening vast opportunities to improve our lives. Consumers are benefiting from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that previously were too costly to be developed and marketed to customers. At the same time, the characteristics of platform...

    18.06.2021| Cristina Caffarra, Isabelle de Silva, Amelia Fletcher, Fiona Scott Morton, Monika Schnitzer, Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Tomaso Duso, Pauline Affeldt
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Merger Policy in Digital Markets: An Ex-Post Assessment

    This paper presents a broad retrospective evaluation of mergers and merger decisions in markets dominated by multisided digital platforms. First, we document almost 300 acquisitions carried out by three major tech companies—Amazon, Facebook, and Google—between 2008 and 2018. We cluster target companies on their area of economic activity providing suggestive evidence on the strategies behind these mergers. ...

    In: Journal of Competition Law & Economics 17 (2020), 1, S. 95-140 | Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi, Emilio Calvano, Tomaso Duso, Alessia Marrazzo, Salvatore Nava
  • Diskussionspapiere 1987 / 2021

    Competitors’ Reactions to Big Tech Acquisitions: Evidence from Mobile Apps

    Since 2010, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft (GAFAM) have acquired more than 400 companies. Competition authorities did not scrutinize most of these transactions and blocked none. This raised concerns that GAFAM acquisitions target potential competitors yet fly under the radar of current merger control due to the features of the digital economy. We empirically study the competitive effects ...

    2021| Pauline Affeldt, Reinhold Kesler
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