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Green light for Fitbit takeover by Google is regrettable

The EU Commission has approved Google's acquisition of the fitness tracker manufacturer Fitbit. Here is a statement from competition economist Tomaso Duso, Head of the Firms and Markets Department at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin):

17.12.2020| Tomaso Duso
Monographien

Transmission Network Investment in Liberalized Power Markets

Dordrecht [u.a.]: Springer, 2020, VII, 594 S.
(Lecture Notes in Energy ; 79)
| Mohammad Reza Hesamzadeh, Juan Rosellón, Ingo Vogelsang (Eds.)
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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 ...

In: Journal of Regulatory Economics (2021), im Ersch. [online first: 2020-11-23]
DIW Weekly Report 43/44/45 / 2020

The Storm-Impervious Financial Sector: Offshore Services Likely Booked Abroad

The high international capital positions of offshore financial centers (OFCs) have led to increasing research in the area. However, many unanswered questions remain, as OFC activities are secretive by nature and data is sparse. It is, for example, not even clear whether the financial industry actually physically operates on OFCs or if it artificially books services from other countries. Using a new ...

2020| Jakob Miethe
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The Impact of Liquidity and Capital Requirements on Lending and Stability of African Banks

We assess whether compliance with Basel III’s main requirements, the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR) and the risk-weighted Total Capital Ratio (TCR), matters for lending and stability of African banks. Banks with an NSFR or a TCR of at least the required minimum are defined as treatment group in the endogenous treatment estimations. Our results reveal that African banks complying with the capital threshold ...

In: Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money 67 (2020), 101201, S. 1-20 | Samuel Mutarindwa, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
Monographien

Barriers to Competition through Joint Ownership by Institutional Investors: Study Requested by the ECON Committee

In recent years, the phenomenon of common ownership by institutional investors has sparked considerable debate among scholars about its impact on competition and companies’ corporate governance. This study analyses some specific features of common ownership by institutional investors in the European banking sector. It also examines closely the tension between competition policy and corporate governance ...

Brussels: European Parliament, 2020, 110 S. | Simona Frazzani, Kletia Noti, Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Jo Seldeslachts, Albert Banal Estaño, Nuria Boot, Carlo Angelici
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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
Research Project

Biased beliefs in dynamic decisions

In many dynamic decision problems, the relevant market prices and budget constraints are random variables whose realizations lie in the future. This makes optimal decision-making difficult as optimality requires an accurate quantification and interpretation of the dynamic processes operating in the market. The studies in this project model and test the agents’ expectations about relevant...

Current Project| Public Economics
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
Personnel news

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
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