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    BCCP’s research agenda is shaped by three main research questions: 1) What characterizes consumer and market behavior? 2) How should policies be optimally designed to protect consumers? 3) Are the existing institutions and policies effective? These research questions are applied to different topics and policy areas. With about 80 members, the spectrum of BCCP’s current research projects is broad. As a natural evolution of BCCP’s work over the past years, the effects of digitization on consumers and market participants are therefore a common theme throughout our three main research areas of consumer and market behavior, policy design and policy evaluation and a key topic in our research agenda.


    • Articles in Refereed Journals

      Affeldt, P., Duso, T. and Szücs, F. (2021). 25 Years of European Merger Control. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 76: 102720.

      Akili, S. and Weidlich, M. (2021). Reasoning on the Efficiency of Distributed Complex Event Processing. Fundamenta Informaticae, 179(2): 113-134.

      Andres, M., Bruttel, L. and Friedrichsen, J. (2021). The leniency rule revisited: Experiments on cartel formation with open communication. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 76: 102728.

      Argentesi, E., Buccirossi, P., Calvano, E., Duso, T., Marrazzo, A. and Nava, S. (2021). Merger Policy in Digital Markets: An Ex-Post Assessment. Journal of Competition Law & Economics, 17(1): 95-140.

      Augenhofer, S. (2021). To Answer the Phone or not- Case Note to CJEU, C-266/19 EIS. Journal of European Consumer and Market Law: 30-33.

      All publications in refereed journals 

    • Discussion Papers

      Affeldt, P., Argentesi, E. and Filistrucchi, L. (2021). Estimating Demand with Multi- Homing in Two- Sided Markets. DIW Discussion Papers 1965.

      Affeldt, P., Duso, T., Gugler, K. and Piechucka, J. (2021). Market Concentration in Europe: Evidence from Antritrust Markets. DIW Discussion Papers 1930.

      Anderson, S. P. and Bedre-Defolie, Ö. (2021). Hybrid platform model. CEPRS Discussion Paper No. DP16243. 24th International Conference on Extending Database Technology.

      Becker, S., Buslei, H., Geyer, J. and Haan, P. (2021). Employment Responses to Income Effect: Evidence from Pension Reform. DIW Discussion Papers 1941.

      Boer, L., Menkhoff, L. and Rieth, M. (2021). The Multifaced Impact of US Trade Policy on Financial Markets. DIW Discussion Papers 1956.

      Bremus, F., Schütze, F. and Zaklan, A. (2021). The Impact of ECB Corporate Sector Purchases on European Green Bonds. DIW Discussion Papers 1938.

      All publications in discussion papers

    • Monographs and Book Chapters

      Adena, M. (2021). How can we improve tax incentives for charitable giving? Lessons from field experiments in fundraising. In: The Routledge Handbook of Taxation and Philanthropy, Henry, P. and Lideikyte-Huber, G. (eds.), Routledge: forthcoming.

      Adena, M. (2021). Tax-price Elasticity of Charitable Donations- Evidence from the German Taxpayer Panel. In: The Routledge Handbook of Taxation and Philanthrophy, Henry, P. and Lideikyte-Huber, G. (eds.), Routledge: forthcoming.

      Augenhofer, S. (2021). Stichwort „Verbraucherschutz“. Staatslexikon, 8(5): 1277-1282.

      Schulz, W. and Potthast, K. C. (2021). Medienrecht. In W. Hoffmann-Riem & H. Koch (Eds.), (pp. 335-364) Baden-Baden: Nomos.

      Albrecht, M., Baake, P., an der Heiden, I., Brenck, A., Ochmann, R. and Schiffhorst, G. (2020). Ökonomisches Gutachten zum Apothekenmarkt. IGES Institut.

      All publications in monographs and book chapters

    • Other Publications

      Affeldt, P., Duso, T., Gugler, K. and Piechucka, J. (2021). Marktkonzentrationstrend steigt in Dienstleistungsmärkten deutlich. DIW Wochenbericht, 20: 339-347.

      Ash, E., Chen, D. L. and Ornaghi, A. (2021). Gender Attitudes in the Judiciary: Evidence from U.S. Circuit Courts.

      Augenhofer, S. (2021). Die neue Verbandsklagen-Richtlinie- effektiver Verbraucherschutz durch Zivilprozessrecht?. NJW: 113-192.

      Baake, P. and Mitusch, K. (2021). Mobilfunk-Netzausbau in dünn besiedelten Regionen: KonsumentInnen profitieren von Roaming. DIW Wochenbericht, 17: 291-299.

      Baake, P. and Wittenberg, E. (2021). Auch die Anbieter profitieren vom Roaming: Inerview. DIW Wochenbericht, 17: 300.

      Bach, S. and Haan, P. (2021). Kinderfreibetrag reduzieren, Familienleistungen für Geringverdienende ausbauen. DIW aktuell 64.

      All publications in other publications


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