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Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Effectiveness of State Aid - Retrospective Evaluation of the EC Regional Aid Framework

07.06.2019| Joanna Piechucka
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

M&A and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

10.05.2019| Jan Malek
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Financial Markets, Common Ownership and Product Market Outcomes

10.05.2019| Jo Seldeslachts
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

The effect of a leniency rule on cartel formation and stability: experiments with open communication

26.04.2019| Jana Friedrichsen
Diskussionspapiere 1800 / 2019

EU Merger Policy Predictability Using Random Forests

I study the predictability of the EC’s merger decision procedure before and after the 2004 merger policy reform based on a dataset covering all affected markets of mergers with an official decision documented by DG Comp between 1990 and 2014. Using the highly flexible, non-parametric random forest algorithm to predict DG Comp’s assessment of competitive concerns in markets affected by a merger, I find ...

2019| Pauline Affeldt
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Germany and France should defend European competition policy, not attack it!

The German and French economics ministers have introduced a Franco-German manifesto for a 21st century European industrial policy. Tomaso Duso, competition economist and head of the Firms and Markets Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), comments as follows:

20.02.2019| Tomaso Duso
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An Auction Story: How Simple Bids Struggle with Uncertainty

Short-term electricity markets are key to an efficient production by generation units. We develop a two-period model to assess different bidding formats to determine for each bidding format the optimal bidding strategy of competitive generators facing price-uncertainty. We compare the results for simple bidding, block bidding and multi-part bidding. We find that even under optimal simple and block ...

In: Energy Economics 89 (2019), 104784, 16 S. | Jörn C.Richstein, Casimir Lorenz, KarstenNeuhoff
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Using Text Mining for Information Retrieval Purposes (of merger control cases)

This is an online seminar using Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk. Charlotte will summarize the methodology of textmining for information retrieval, different techniques, advantages and disadvantages. Primarily, she will be discussing the textmining procedure she undertook to develop and verify a database about the merger level characteristics and Commission...

25.09.2020| Charlotte Siegmann, University of Warwick
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Tomaso Duso appointed to EU Commission’s advisory group

European Commission’s Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager has approved Tomaso Duso’s appointment as member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (EAGCP) at the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition. The three years mandate starts on June 2020. The EAGCP creates a discussion forum on competition policy matters between academics who have a ...

27.05.2020
Diskussionspapiere 1851 / 2020

Cost Efficiency and Endogenous Regulatory Choices: Evidence from the Transport Industry in France

We study the impact of different regulatory designs on the cost efficiency of operators providing a public service, exploiting data from the French transport industry. The distinctive feature of the study is that it considers regulatory regimes as endogenously determined choices, explained by economic, political, and institutional variables. Our approach leans on a positive analysis to study the determinants ...

2020| Joanna Piechucka
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