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Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Determinants and effects of mergers and acquisitions: Evidence from drug projects in the diabetes market

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Abstract:   There is an ongoing debate both in academia and in policy circles about the effects of takeovers of small, young firms by large incumbents in innovative industries. Many argue that such takeovers are anticompetitive and harm innovation by killing off nascent competition....

10.07.2020| Jan Malek
DIW Weekly Report 38 / 2019

Housing Market Regulation Has Contributed to the Worldwide Triumph of Home Ownership

The present report presents new historical data based on country comparisons and research results regarding rent control and its long-term effect on the home ownership rate in 27 countries. Policy measures of rent control, protection against eviction, and housing space management have been widespread in most of the countries studied—particularly in continental Europe—in the past 100 years. At the same ...

2019| Konstantin A. Kholodilin, Sebastian Kohl
Diskussionspapiere 1846 / 2020

The Effects of Rent Control in Latin America: A Century of Regulations in Argentina

Following World War I, rent control became a standard policy response to the housing shortage and the resulting rent increases. Typically, economists blame it for creating inefficiencies in the housing market and beyond. We investigate whether rental market regulations (including rent control, protection of tenants from eviction, and housing rationing) had any effects in a middle-income Latin American ...

2020| Alejandro D. Jacobo, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
Diskussionspapiere 1832 / 2019

Rent Control, Market Segmentation, and Misallocation: Causal Evidence from a Large-Scale Policy Intervention

This paper studies market segmentation that arises from the introduction of a price ceiling in the market for rental housing. When part of the market faces rent control, theory predicts an increase of free-market rents, a consequence of misallocation of households to housing units. We study a large-scale policy intervention in the German housing market in 2015 to document this mechanism empirically. ...

2019| Andreas Mense, Claus Michelsen, Konstantin A. Kholodilin
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Video review: BCCP Virtual Mini-Conference 2020: Regulatory Challenges in Digital Markets: the Future of Artificial Intelligence for Policy Making

The tremendous growth of digital transactions has profoundly affected the way we interact, opening vast opportunities to improve our lives. Consumers have benefited from an unprecedented proliferation of new services and products that previously were simply too costly to be developed and marketed to customers. These digital interactions create vast amounts of data. While firms are already using...

29.06.2020| Veranstaltungsrückblick
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BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2019: Policy Roundtable: Consumer and Competition Policy in Times of Rising Corporate Power

In the closing policy roundtable about Consumer and Competition Policy in Times of Rising Corporate Power, panelists Amelia Fletcher (University of East Anglia and Centre for Competition Policy), Marit Hansen (State of Schleswig-Holstein), Stefan Hunt (UK Competition and Markets Authority), Paul Nemitz (European Commission), and moderator Hans Friederiszick (E.CA Economics) engaged in a lively...

22.07.2019| Veranstaltungsrückblick
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BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2019: Panel 2: Political Consequences of Corporate Power in Digital Markets

In the first afternoon session, Matthew Gentzkow (Stanford University) and Helen Margetts (University of Oxford) presented their research on the political consequences of corporate power in digital markets.

22.07.2019| Veranstaltungsrückblick
Video

BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2019: Panel 1: The Rise of Market Power

In the opening session of the BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2019, Jan Eeckhout (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona), Jonathan Baker (American University), and Fiona Scott Morton (Yale University) discussed the global rise of concentration, profits, mark-ups and market power across many markets and industries, the possible explanations for rising mark-ups and concentration and the role of...

22.07.2019| Veranstaltungsrückblick
Conference

BCCP Conference and Policy Forum 2019

Focusing on regulatory challenges in digital markets, in particular the rise of corporate power, the fourth annual Conference and Policy Forum of the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP) was held in Berlin on June 21st, 2019.  Touching upon an issue at the forefront of current European and US policy debates, more than 100 participants, including academics from law and economics, policy...

21.06.2019| Jan Eeckhout, Fiona Scott Morton, Jonathan Baker, Matthew Gentzkow, Helen Margetts, Daniela Stockmann, Amelia Fletcher, Marit Hansen, Stefan Hunt, Paul Nemitz, Hans W. Friederiszick, Tomaso Duso
Diskussionspapiere 1783 / 2019

Where Does the Fairtrade Money Go? How Much Consumers Pay Extra for Fairtrade Coffee and How This Value Is Split along the Value Chain

Fairtrade certification aims at transferring wealth from the consumer to the farmer; however, coffee passes through many hands before reaching final consumers. Bringing together retail, wholesale, and stock market data, this study estimates how much more consumers are paying for Fairtrade-certified coffee in US supermarkets and finds estimates around $1 per lb. I then assess how this price premium ...

2019| Helene Naegele
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