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
Data Documentation (2018)

EU Merger Control Database: 1990-2014

Pauline Affeldt, Tomaso Duso, Florian Szücs
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2018)

Herd Behavior in FDA Committees: A Structural Approach

Melissa Newham, Rune Midjord
DIW Wochenbericht (25 / 2018)

Deutschland muss seine Digitalstrategie überdenken, um den Anschluss nicht zu verlieren: Editorial

Tomaso Duso, Pio Baake, Yann Girard, Anselm Mattes, Claus Michelsen, Mattia Nardotto, Jo Seldeslachts, Slobodan Sudaric
DIW Wochenbericht (25 / 2018)

Ausbau der deutschen Grundbreitbandversorgung: Lehren aus der Vergangenheit mahnen zur Besonnenheit

Tomaso Duso, Mattia Nardotto, Jo Seldeslachts
Diskussionspapiere/ Discussion Papers (2018)

Price or Variety? An Evaluation of Mergers Effects in Grocery Retailing

Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi, Roberto Cervone, Tomaso Duso, Alessia Marrazzo
DIW Wochenbericht (6 / 2018)

Haushaltsstrompreise: Tarifwechsel ermöglichen große Einsparungen

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.

Further information

Research Projects

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


16 November 2018, Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Airbnb and Rental Prices: Evidence from Berlin

16 November 2018, DIW Applied Micro Seminar

The Co-Evolution of Skills and Preferences of School-Age Children

23 November 2018, DIW Applied Micro Seminar

Adjusting to Robots: Worker-Level Evidence

List of Events