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Diskussionspapiere 1713 / 2017

Modern Public Enterprises: Organisational Innovation and Productivity

In advanced economies, state-owned enterprises play an important role in sectors of general interest such as energy and water supply. The conditions under which they operate have changed fundamentally since 1998, with new strategies required for ...

2017| Caroline Stiel
Diskussionspapiere 1723 / 2018

Opportunity versus Necessity Entrepreneurship: Two Components of Business Creation

A common finding in the entrepreneurship literature is that business creation increases in recessions. This counter-cyclical pattern is examined by separating business creation into two components: “opportunity” and “necessity” entrepreneursh

2018| Robert W. Fairlie, Frank M. Fossen
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Consumer Rating Dynamics

(joint with André Stenzel and Peter Schmidt) We consider dynamic price-setting in the presence of rating systems and asymmetric information about product quality. We provide a framework in which the price charged determines the ...

28.06.2019
Research project

Increasing Differences in Productivity

Current Project| Firms and Markets
Research project

Evaluation of "Zwanzig20 - Partnerschaft für Innovation"

Current Project| Firms and Markets
Monographien

German Public Utilities: Organisation and Productivity

Since 1998, public firms have had to adapt to a market environment that is verydifferent from the post-war era in Europe. The liberalisation of services of generaleconomic interest across Europe led to competition between public and privateproviders,

Berlin: TU Berlin, 2018, XIV, 176 S. | Caroline Stiel
Workshop

European banking landscape between diversity, competition and concentration

Workshop organization: Hans-Helmut Kotz (SAFE, Harvard) and Dorothea Schäfer (DIW Berlin) in cooperation with Horst Gischer, head of Forschungszentrums für Sparkassenentwicklung e.V. at the University of Magdeburg. The workshop is ...

25.06.2019
Research project

Examining individualized feedback on financial behavior of small entrepreneurs in Uganda

Small entrepreneurs in developing countries have considerable shortcomings in their financial behavior which hinder their advancement. Thus interventions have been conducted in order to improve financial education and, in the end, financial behavior. ...

Current Project| International Economics
Weekly Report

The Greek private sector remains full of untapped potential

Private businesses’ nominal value added in Greece has fallen by 38 percent over the last ten years. Micro firms were hit particularly hard. Despite efforts to stabilize the macroeconomic environment, there are only weak signs of recovery. ...

18.07.2018| Alexander S. Kritikos
Diskussionspapiere 1739 / 2018

The Impact of Institutions on Bank Governance and Stability: Evidence from African Countries

This paper sheds new light on how African countries’ legal systems and institutions influence the governance and stability of their banks. We find that institutional factors, in particular the legal family of origin, political stability, contract .

2018| Samuel Mutarindwa, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
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