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The Pricing Structure of Legal Services: Do Lawyers Offer What Clients Want?

We analyze clients’ contract choices in auctions where Dutch law firms compete for standard cases such as labor disputes for individuals and collecting debts for businesses. In the auctions, lawyers can submit bids with any fee arrangement they prefer, including an hourly rate, a fixed fee, and a ‘mixed fee’: a time-capped fixed fee plus an hourly rate for any additional hours should the case take ...

In: Review of Industrial Organization (2022), im Ersch. [online first: 2022-04-27] | Flóra Felsö, Sander Onderstal, Jo Seldeslachts
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In an Imperfect World Policy Rules Cannot be Perfect Either: Letter

It is striking that economists in particular firmly believe in the benefits of rule-binding, even though this belief runs counter to the standard assumption of economic theory that we humans are self-interested and therefore extremely resourceful when it comes to circumventing inconvenient government regulations, e.g. taxes. In Public Choice Theory, politicians are even assumed to have nothing but ...

In: The Economists' Voice (2022), im Ersch. [online first: 2021-11-11] | Gert G. Wagner
Diskussionspapiere 1982 / 2021

In a World with Many Targets, One-Dimensional Target Indicators Will Always Be Bypassed

It is striking that economists in particular firmly believe in the benefits of rule-binding, even though this belief runs counter to the standard assumption of economic theory that we humans are self-interested and therefore extremely resourceful when it comes to circumventing inconvenient government regulations, e.g. taxes. In Public Choice Theory, politicians are even assumed to have nothing but ...

2021| Gert G. Wagner
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The Effect of Mergers on Variety in Grocery Retailing

We study a merger between two Dutch supermarket chains to assess its effect on the depth as well as composition of assortment. We adopt a difference-in-differences strategy that exploits local variation in pre-merger competitive conditions and thus in the merger outcomes. To define our control group, we account for selection on observables through a matching procedure. We observe that, after the merger, ...

In: International Journal of Industrial Organization 79 (2021), 102789, 19 S. | Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi, Roberto Cervone, Tomaso Duso, Allessia Marrazzo
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The Role of Budget Constraints in Sequential Elimination Tournaments

We study how budget constraints affect effort provision in sequential elimination tournaments. Our main result is that the introduction of budget constraints has two opposing effects on the initial effort of the unconstrained contestants, and leads to a non-monotonicity of this effort. This implies that if the budget asymmetry is not too large, total first-stage effort from unconstrained contestants ...

In: The Scandinavian Journal of Economics 123 (2021), 4, S. 1059-1087 | Malin Arve, Olga Chiappinelli
Monographien

Common Ownership Patterns in the European Banking Sector –The Impact of the Financial Crisis

Leuven: KU Leuven, [2021], 25 S.
(MSI Discussion Papers ; 2109)
| Albert Banal-Estañol, Nuria Boot, Jo Seldeslachts
Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

Antitrust Policy and Innovation

Innovation has recently come to the attention of Antitrust Authorities, even though the effect of mergers on innovation is still hotly debated. I study how the activity of Antitrust Authorities impacts future innovation of merging firms. Exploiting a change in notification rules I build an event study comparing mergers notified to the authorities with non-notified ones. I develop a new methodology...

03.12.2021| Giovanni Morzenti, Bocconi University, Milan
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Coupled Lotteries - a New Method to Analyze Inequality Aversion

We develop and implement a new measure for inequality aversion: two peers are endowed with identical binary lotteries and the only choice they make is whether they want to play out the lotteries independently or with perfect positive correlation (coupling). Coupling has the core reason to prevent outcome inequality. We implement the method in a survey in rural Thailand as well as in a supplemental ...

In: Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 191 (2021), S. 236–256 | Melanie Koch, Lukas Menkhoff, Ulrich Schmidt
Diskussionspapiere 1979 / 2021

Assessing EU Merger Control through Compensating Efficiencies

Worldwide, the overwhelming majority of large horizontal mergers are cleared by antitrust authorities unconditionally. The presumption seems to be that efficiencies from these mergers are sizeable. We calculate the compensating efficiencies that would prevent a merger from harming consumers for 1,014 mergers affecting 12,325 antitrust markets scrutinized by the European Commission between 1990 and ...

2021| Pauline Affeldt, Tomaso Duso, Klaus Gugler, Joanna Piechucka
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Die EU Sustainable-Finance-Strategie: Implikationen für die künftige Bundesregierung

Die überarbeitete Sustainable-Finance-Strategie der EU bestätigt die wichtige Rolle der Finanzbranche für die Nachhaltigkeitstransition der Wirtschaft, konkretisiert sie jedoch nicht ausreichend. Viele der Maßnahmen sind begrüßenswert, oft mangelt es jedoch an Dringlichkeit und Dynamik. Die Strategie sollte stärker in das gesamtwirtschaftliche regulatorische Umfeld eingeordnet werden, um das Zusammenwirken ...

Berlin: Wissenschaftsplattform Sustainable Finance, 2021, 18 S.
(Policy Brief / Sustainable Finance Research Platform ; 9/2021)
| Ingmar Jürgens, Karol Kempa, Christian Klein, Catherine Marchewitz, Ulf Moslener, Karsten Neuhoff, Oliver Schenker, Frank Schiemann, Franziska Schütze
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