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Competitive Escalation and Interventions

Competitive escalation occurs frequently in managerial environments, when decisions create sunk costs and decision makers compete under time pressure. In a series of experiments using a minimal dollar auction paradigm, we test interventions to prevent competitive escalation. Without any intervention, most people, including experienced managers, escalate and lose money by bidding more than the price ...

In: Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 31 (2018), 5, S. 695-714 | Sebastian Hafenbrädl, Jan K. Woike
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Der Staat darf den Wettbewerb am Himmel nicht verzerren

In: Der Tagesspiegel (04.05.2020), [Online-Artikel] | Tomaso Duso
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
Monographien

All-Pay Competition with Captive Consumers

We study a game in which two firms compete in quality to serve a market consisting of consumers with different initial consideration sets. If both firms invest below a certain quality threshold, they only compete for those consumers already aware of their existence. Above this threshold, a firm is visible to all and the highest quality attracts all consumers. In equilibrium, firms do not choose their ...

Lancaster: Lancaster University Management School, 2019, 31 S.
(Economics Working Paper Series ; 18)
| Renaud Foucart, Jana Friedrichsen
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Evaluation of Bidding Groups in First-price Auctions

Abstract: In this paper, we analyze bidding groups that participate in procurement auctions. Our main question is to ask, whether in the absence of the joint bid, there could have been two or more independent bids and if yes, these bids yield a different final outcome. We utilize data from the Austrian construction sector and estimate models of first-price sealed-bid auctions with endogenous entry...

11.10.2019| Christine Zulehner, University of Vienna
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Incumbency Advantage: Theory and Possible Applications

Joanna and Christoph will do a joint IOBB to exchange ideas on a possible project on incumbency advantage and mergers in procurement auctions. In the first part of the seminar, they will discuss possible theoreotical explanations and consequences of incumbency advantage. This will open the floor for discussion on how data from procurement auctions in the French urban transport industry can be...

01.11.2019| Christoph Wolf, Bocconi University, Joanna Piechucka
Brown Bag Seminar Cluster Industrial Economics

Choosing between Explicit Cartel Formation and Tacit Collusion – An Experiment

Abstract: Antitrust authorities try to detect and sanction existing cartels and hinder the formation of new ones. Firms nevertheless try to collude while avoiding sanctions, for example by colluding tacitly instead of explicitly forming a cartel. In this paper, we focus on differences in the communication of firms that either form an explicit cartel or try to collude tacitly. The latter may still...

08.11.2019| Maximilian Andres, University of Potsdam
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Dritte Macht Europa

In: die tageszeitung (23.05.2020), S. 11 | Marcel Fratzscher
Diskussionspapiere 1843 / 2020

Merger Efficiency Gains: Evidence from a Large Transport Merger in France

Many industries are seeing an increase in concentration, leading to a discussion on the effectiveness of horizontal merger enforcement. The policy debate shows that one of the key arguments put forward when supporting potential mergers is the possibility of realization of merger efficiency gains, specifically in the transport industry. Yet, there exists little empirical evidence on the actual effects ...

2020| Ariane Charpin, Joanna Piechuka
Zeitungs- und Blogbeiträge

Wettbewerbsfähigkeit 4.0

In: Der Tagesspiegel (03.01.2020), S. 16 | Heike Belitz, Tomaso Duso, Alexander Schiersch
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