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Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Sponsored Search: How Platforms Exacerbate Product Market Concentration

How does online advertising affect consumer behaviour, product pricing and competition? To analyse this, I develop a theory of digital markets where an intermediary provides a platform for firms to advertise their product and where consumers need to engage in costly search if they want to learn about the product characteristics. First, I show that when prices are observable...

17.06.2022| Akhil Ilango, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Berlin Applied Micro Seminar (BAMS)

Direct, Spillover and Welfare Effects of Regional Firm Subsidies

25.04.2022| Sebastian Siegloch (University of Mannheim)
Diskussionspapiere 2003 / 2022

Stranded Assets in the Coal Export Industry? The Case of the Australian Galilee Basin

Steam coal exporters face increasing uncertainty about future coal demand and risks of asset stranding. Nevertheless, new export-oriented coal mine projects are still brought forward. In this study, we use the coal sector model COALMOD-World to assess the economic prospects of investments in the export-oriented steam coal sector, and in particular of coal mines in the Galilee Basin, Australia. We parameterize ...

2022| Christian Hauenstein, Franziska Holz, Lennart Rathje, Thomas Mitterecker
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Testing the Superstar Firm Hypothesis

Firms with superior productivity, labeled superstar firms, are argued to be the link between rising concentration and the fall of the aggregate labor share in the US. This analysis confirms that similar evidence is found within the European context: the market share and firm size increase, whereas the labor share decreases with productivity. One of the much discussed mechanisms behind this development ...

In: Journal of Applied Economics 25 (2022), 1, S. 583-603 | Caroline Stiel, Alexander Schiersch
Diskussionspapiere 2002 / 2022

Pandemic Depression: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of the Self-Employed

We investigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-employed people’s mental health. Using representative longitudinal survey data from Germany, we reveal differential effects by gender: whereas self-employed women experienced a substantial deterioration in their mental health, self-employed men displayed no significant changes up to early 2021. Financial losses are important in explaining these ...

2022| Marco Caliendo, Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2022

Executive Boards Remain Dominated By Men, but Change Is Finally Coming: Editorial

2022| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2022

Markedly More Women on Executive Boards Of Large Companies; Inclusion Requirement Seemingly Already Having an Effect

There was a significant increase in the number of women on executive boards of large companies in Germany from 2020 to 2021 after years of slow progress: In fall 2021, there were 139 women on the executive boards of the 200 largest companies, 38 more than in 2020. This is an increase of a good three percentage points to almost 15 percent, the largest seen since the beginning of the DIW Berlin Women ...

2022| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Katharina Wrohlich
DIW Weekly Report 3/4 / 2022

While Gender Quotas for Top Positions In the Private Sector Differ across EUCountries, They Are Effective Overall

This second report in the DIW Berlin Women Executives Barometer 2022 explores the designs and effects of gender quotas across Europe, coming to the conclusion that they are an effective instrument for increasing the share of women in top positions at large companies. Furthermore, the quotas differ greatly between the countries, for example in regard to the number of companies subject to the quota, ...

2022| Anja Kirsch, Virginia Sondergeld, Katharina Wrohlich
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Pandemic Depression: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of the Self-Employed

We investigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-employed people’s mental health. Using representative longitudinal survey data from Germany, we reveal differential effects by gender: whereas self-employed women experienced a substantial deterioration in their mental health, self-employed men displayed no significant changes up to early 2021. Financial losses are important in explaining these ...

In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (2022), im Ersch. [online first: 2022-06-08] | Marco Caliendo, Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
Externe referierte Aufsätze

Mobile Money, Financial Inclusion, and Unmet Opportunities: Evidence from Uganda

Mobile money is an important instrument to improve the degree of financial inclusion, especially in developing countries. However, having a mobile money account does not imply that this account is actually used. In our sample, 86% of microentrepreneurs own a mobile money account, but only 49% actively use it – the resulting gap indicates unmet opportunities. We estimate that mobile money reaches up ...

In: Journal of Development Studies 58 (2022), 4, S. 671-691 | Jana S. Hamdan, Katharina Lehmann-Uschner, Lukas Menkhoff
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