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Essays on the Economics of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry makes a significant contribution to global health and economic welfare through the development and production of innovative medical treatments. This dissertation consists of four essays which advance our understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and how to effectively regulate this sector. Each chapter aims to provide new insights, which are relevant for policymakers, ...

Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit, 2021, XII, 206 S. | Melissa Newham
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Tomaso Duso appointed to steering committee of new research network "CEPR Competition Policy RPN"

Tomaso Duso was appointed as one of the four members of the steering committee of the newly founded CEPR Competition Policy Research & Policy Network. The purpose of the CEPR Competition Policy RPN is to become a leading platform for the critical discussion of competition policy design and outcomes. The RPN seeks to create a network of academics and enforcers to evaluate both influential decisions ...

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The Nexus between Loan Portfolio Size and Volatility: Does Bank Capital Regulation Matter?

This paper analyzes the effects of bank capital regulation on the link between bank size and volatility. Using bank-level data for 27 advanced economies over the 2000–2014 period, we estimate a power law that relates the volume of a bank’s loan portfolio to the volatility of loan growth. Our analysis reveals, first, that more stringent capital regulation weakens the size-volatility nexus. Hence, in ...

In: Journal of Banking & Finance 127 (2021), 106122, 15 S. | Franziska Bremus, Melina Ludolph

Scenario Analysis as a Tool for Companies, Investors, and Regulators on the Path to Climate Neutrality

The structural transformation necessary for achieving climate neutrality is characterized by many interdependent changes. Shaping the transition to a zero-emissions economy cannot be based on past data alone, but also requires the definition of future scenarios that are as consistent as possible. The aim of these scenarios is to show how companies are prepared for transformation processes and burdens ...

Berlin: Wissenschaftsplattform Sustainable Finance, 2021, 12 S.
(Policy Brief / Sustainable Finance Research Platform ; 5/2021)
| Karol Kempa, Ulf Moslener, Karsten Neuhoff, Oliver Schenker, Franziska Schütze
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Big Tech Acquisitions — Towards Empirical Evidence

In: Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 12 (2021), 6, S. 471–478 | Pauline Affeldt, Reinhold Kesler
Diskussionspapiere 1943 / 2021

Home Bias in Sovereign Exposure and the Probability of Bank Default - Evidence from EU Stress Test Data

Since the European debt crisis economists and politicians discuss intensively the sovereign-bank nexus. The high activity in sovereign bond issuance required to mitigate the burden of the Covid19 crisis will rather intensify this debate than calm it down. Surprisingly, however, we still have only limited knowledge about the impact of a home bias in sovereign exposure on bank stability. This paper provides ...

2021| Dominik Meyland, Dorothea Schäfer
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25 Years of European Merger Control

We study the determinants of common European merger policy over its first 25 years, from 1990 to 2014. Using a novel dataset at the level of the relevant antitrust markets and containing all relevant merger cases notified to the European Commission, we evaluate how consistently arguments related to structural market parameters – dominance, rising concentration, barriers to entry, and foreclosure – ...

In: International Journal of Industrial Organization 76 (2021), 102720, 22 S. | Pauline Affeldt, Tomaso Duso, Florian Szücs
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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 59 (2021), S. 25-46 | Joanna Piechucka
Diskussionspapiere 1983 / 2021

Optimal Discounts in Green Public Procurement

We consider a Green Public Procurement setting where the procurer provides a bid discount to environment-friendly technologies to foster their use. We assume that, before the auction, firms may switch to green technology via a publicly observable costly investment. We show that investment acts as a signaling device. This mitigates the effect of incomplete information on firms’ costs, thereby triggering ...

2021| Olga Chiappinelli, Gyula Seres
Diskussionspapiere 1984 / 2021

Firms in (Green) Public Procurement: Financial Strength Indicators’ Impact on Contract Awards and Its Repercussion on Financial Strength

We examine whether the financial strength of companies, in particular, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is causally linked to the award of a public procurement contract (PP), especially in the environmentally friendly “green” area (GPP). For this purpose, we build a combined procurement company data set from the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) and the SME database AMADEUS, which includes ten ...

2021| Christopher F. Baum, Arash Kordestani, Dorothea Schäfer, Andreas Stephan
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