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    Industrial Restructuring in Ukraine Seven Years after Independence: From Socialism to a Planning Economy?

    In: Communist Economies & Economic Transformation 10 (1998), 4, S. 451-465 | Christian von Hirschhausen
  • Diskussionspapiere 149 / 1997

    The Computer Software Industry in East and West: Do Eastern European Countries Need a Specific Science and Technology Policy?

    National science and technology (S&T) systems are often mentioned as a condition for competitiveness of high technology sectors. Therefore, public S&T policies should actively support the development of national S&T systems. In particular in Eastern Europe an active S&T policy is often demanded to support the development of the supposed domestic "high technology potential". This paper shows that this ...

    1997| Jürgen Bitzer
  • Diskussionspapiere 949 / 2009

    Inefficiency in the German Mechanical Engineering Sector

    This paper aims to examine the relative efficiency of German engineering firms using a sample of roughly 23,000 observations between 1995 and 2004. As these firms had been successful in the examination period in terms of output- and export-growth, it is expected that a majority of firms is operating quite efficiently and that the density of efficiency scores is skewed to the left. Moreover, as the ...

    2009| Alexander Schiersch
  • Weekly Report 16 / 2010

    Mechanical Engineering: Medium-Sized Companies with Highest Savings Potential

    The German mechanical engineering industry, dominated by medium-sized companies, is greatly successful - both on the domestic and on the international market. A first analysis conducted by DIW Berlin reveals that this success cannot be attributed to a better exploitation of potential efficiencies - mechanical engineering is about as efficient as other key sectors (for instance the chemical industry). ...

    2010| Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
  • DIW Weekly Report 46/47 / 2018

    Research and Productivity – Manufacturing Companies in Cities Have an Advantage

    Companies invest in research and development (R&D) to safeguard their competitive ability and increase productivity. Using extensive company data for Germany, the study shows that manufacturing companies that engage in R&D activities and that are located in a central urban agglomeration are especially productive. They additionally benefit from knowledge created by R&D activities of other companies ...

    2018| Heike Belitz, Alexander Schiersch
  • DIW Weekly Report 46/47 / 2018

    German Industry Returning to Cities

    Is the German manufacturing industry, which has been leaving cities for less densely populated areas since World War II, being lured back into urban centers? This report analyses industrial start-ups from 2012 to 2016 and derives their preferred locations. The analysis shows that the start-up intensity in large agglomerations is on average almost 40 percent higher than in the other regions of Germany. ...

    2018| Martin Gornig, Axel Werwatz
  • Diskussionspapiere 1533 / 2015

    Flipping Journals to Open: Rethinking Publishing Infrastructure

    Open access means that research outputs, such as articles and data, are free of restrictions on access and free of restrictions on use. In the light of recent market developments in academic publishing, we argue in this essay that the discourse about open access must include a discussion about research infrastructure and innovation in academic publishing.

    2015| Benedikt Fecher, Gert G. Wagner
  • Diskussionspapiere 1456 / 2015

    Power Market Design beyond 2020: Time to Revisit Key Elements?

    We revisit key elements of European power market design with respect to both short term operation and longer-term investment and re-investment choices. For short term markets, the European policy debate focuses on the definition of common interfaces, like for example gate closure time. We argue that that this is insufficient if the market design is to accommodate for the different needs of renewable ...

    2015| Karsten Neuhoff, Sophia Rüster, Sebastian Schwenen
  • Diskussionspapiere 1686 / 2017

    Competition between For-Profit and Industry Labels: The Case of Social Labels in the Coffee Market

    We model strategic interaction on a market where two labeling organizations compete and firms in duopoly decide which labels to offer. The incumbent label maximizes its own profit, and is challenged by an industry standard which maximizes industry profit. Using a nested logit, the result of this multi-stage game depends crucially on the degree of horizontal differentiation. Joint firm profit always ...

    2017| Pio Baake, Helene Naegele
  • Diskussionspapiere 1635 / 2017

    Upstream Monopoly and Downstream Information Sharing

    We analyze a vertical structure with an upstream monopoly and two downstream retailers. Demand is uncertain but each retailer receives an informative private signal about the state of the demand. We construct an incentive compatible and ex ante balanced mechanism which induces the retailers to share their information truthfully. Information sharing can be profitable for the retailers but is likely ...

    2017| Pio Baake, Andreas Harasser
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