Firms and Markets

The Firms and Markets department studies current developments in the field of empirical industrial economics. Using micro firm data, the department looks at issues involving:

Markets and Competition
Productivity and Innovation
Diskussionspapiere (2019)

Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Can Machine Learning Improve Prescribing?

Michael A. Ribers, Hannes Ullrich
DIW Wochenbericht (2019)

Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Konvergenz: Handel, Fusionskontrolle, Industrie, Innovationen: Berichte

Tomaso Duso, Martin Gornig, Alexander Kritikos, Malte Rieth, Axel Werwatz
DIW Wochenbericht (2019)

Stabiles und soziales Europa: Fiskalregeln, Stabilisierungsfonds, Insolvenzregeln, Gender Quote, Gender Pension Gaps, Bildung: Berichte

Franziska Bremus, Marius Clemens, Marcel Fratzscher, Anna Hammerschmid, Tatsiana Kliatskova, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Claus Michelsen, Carla Rowold, Felix Weinhardt, Katharina Wrohlich
Diskussionspapiere (2019)

EU Merger Policy Predictability Using Random Forests

Pauline Affeldt
Diskussionspapiere (2019)

25 Years of European Merger Control

Pauline Affeldt, Tomaso Duso, Florian Szücs
List of Publications

The Department

The “Firms and Markets” department analyzes the determinants of firms’ strategic behavior and its effects on competition, efficiency, and productivity as well as the institutional and political framework in which firms operate. A particular focus is given to studying the effectiveness of those economic policies that affect the firms’ incentives and the functioning of markets, such as regulations as well as competition, industrial and innovation policies.

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Research Projects

An updated and detailed overview about the department's current research activities is in preparation.
Research activities