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  • Other refereed essays

    The Impact of the Tax Reduction on Fuel Prices in Germany: A Synthetic Difference-in-Differences Approach

    We analyse the impact of the temporary tax reduction on diesel and gasoline prices from June to the end of August 2022 in Germany. By implementing a synthetic difference-in-differences approach with different baskets of European countries, we find a significant reduction in prices by 33.8–34.4 cents per litre for gasoline and 12.2–14.6 cents per litre for diesel. These results are robust to variations ...

    In: Review of Economics 74 (2023), 2, S. 141-160 | Lea Bernhardt, Xenia Breiderhoff, Ralf Dewenter
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    In: The Journal of Technology Transfer 48 (2023), 4, S. 1161–1175 | Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
  • Research Project

    Indikatorensystem zur technologischen Leistungsfähigkeit Deutschlands

    Current Project| Firms and Markets
  • Diskussionspapiere 2018 / 2022

    German Financial State Aid during COVID-19 Pandemic: Higher Impact among Digitalized Self-Employed

    In response to strong revenue and income losses that a large share of the self-employed faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, the German federal government introduced a €50bn emergency aid program. Based on real-time online-survey data comprising more than 20,000 observations, we analyze the impact of this program on the subjective survival probability. In particular, we investigate how the digitalization ...

    2022| Irene Bertschek, Joern Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Caroline Stiel
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Cost and Productivity Effects of Demographic Changes on Local Water Service

    We investigate the impact of demographic changes on local public services taking the case of water service. We apply a structural production function approach to a large panel of German water utilities between 2003 and 2014. Exploring variation of population density and the population age structure across service areas and over time, we provide evidence that demographics and their changes significantly ...

    In: Utilities Policy 79 (2022), 101435, 17 S. | Astrid Cullmann, Caroline Stiel
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Emergency-Aid for Self-employed in the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Flash in the Pan?

    The self-employed faced strong income losses during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many governments introduced programs to financially support the self-employed during the pandemic, including Germany. The German Ministry for Economic Affairs announced a €50bn emergency-aid program in March 2020, offering one-off lump-sum payments of up to €15,000 to those facing substantial revenue declines. By reassuring ...

    In: Journal of Economic Psychology 93 (2022), 102567, 16 S. | Joern Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Maximilian Priem, Caroline Stiel
  • Externe Monographien

    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    Potsdam: CEPA, 2022, 23 S.
    (CEPA Discussion Papers ; 49)
    | Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
  • Externe Monographien

    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    2022, 23 S.
    (GLO Discussion Paper Series ; 1122)
    | Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
  • Externe Monographien

    Personality and Entrepreneurship

    Does personality matter? Is an individual who is open to experience more or less likely to become an entrepreneur? Is it better to score low or high in agreeableness for surviving as an entrepreneur? To the extent that personality captures one part of entrepreneurial abilities, which are usually unobservable, the analysis of traits and personality characteristics helps better understanding such abilities. ...

    2022, 17 S.
    (GLO Discussion Paper Series ; 1137)
    | Alexander S. Kritikos
  • Diskussionspapiere 2017 / 2022

    Let's Switch to the Cloud: Cloud Adaption and Its Effect on IT Investment and Productivity

    The advent of cloud computing promises to improve the way firms utilize IT solutions. Firms are expected to replace large and inflexible fixed-cost investments in IT with more targeted variable spending in cloud solutions. In addition, cloud usage is expected to increase the productivity of firms, as it allows them to quickly customize the IT they require to their specific needs. We assess these assertions ...

    2022| Tomaso Duso, Alexander Schiersch
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