Current position
Professor of Microeconomics and International Economics at the Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Address: Mercator School of Management, University of Duisburg-Essen, Lotharstr. 65, 47057 Duisburg, Germany
Phone: +49 203 379-2357
Email: eugen.kovac<at>uni-due.de

Ph.D. in Economics (2007), Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education (CERGE), Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
RNDr. in Mathematics (2002), Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics (FMPI), Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Research interests
Microeconomic theory: Mechanism design, Global games
Industrial organization: R&D and innovation, Competition policy, Two-sided markets
Applied microeconomics: Climate cooperation


Journal of Economic Theory, 2016, 163, 849-888.
     [Working paper (2016)]

Research in Economics,  2016, 70, 714-734.
     [Working paper (2016)]

     [Working paper (2013)]

Games and Economic Behavior, 2013, 77 (1), 298-320.
     [Working paper (2012),  extended Working paper (2008)]

Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2010, 34 (8), 1421-1441.
     [Supplementary AppendixWorking paper (2010)]
     [Additional files]
On φ-convergence and φ-density
Mathematica Slovaca, 2005, 55 (3), 329-351.
     [Fulltext of the paper at the Czech Digital Mathematics Library]

Working papers 

Optimal stopping in a principal-agent model with hidden information and no monetary transfers, with Daniel Krähmer and Tymon Tatur

On compatibility in two-sided markets, with Ekaterina Goldfayn-Kovac 
Financing of competing projects with venture capital (2007), with Ekaterina Goldfayn-Kovac 

Venture capital financing of innovation races
  [previous version: On compatibility in two-sided markets (2007), with Ekaterina Goldfayn-Kovac]

Blocking patents and patent fences: Patenting behavior of firms in complex and discrete industries