I am Head of the Firms and Markets Department at the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin) and a professor of empirical industrial economics at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economic (DICE) of the Heinrich-Heine University.
My research interests are in applied econometrics in the fields of industrial organization, law and economics, and management. Some specific topics are competition policy, merger control, regulation, mergers, research joint ventures, lobbying, and institutions.
My papers have been published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Economic Journal, The Journal of Law and Economics, European Economic Review, and Journal of Managements Studies among other academic journals.
I have advised several public bodies, such as various DGs of the European Commission and the UK Competition Commission, on competition policy issues.
The German Science Foundation (DFG) granted a project on
"Parallel imports, innovations, and generics: Competition in the German market for oral anti-diabetics" by Annika Herr and myself.
They Played the Merger Game: A Retrospective Merger Analysis in the UK Videogames Market (with Luca Aguzzoni, Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi, Lorenzo Ciari, Massimo Tognoni, and Cristiana Vitale)
Ex-post Merger Evaluation in the UK Retail Market for Books (with Luca Aguzzoni, Elena Argentesi, Lorenzo Ciari, and Massimo Tognoni)
A Retrospective Merger Analysis in the UK Videogames Market (with Luca Aguzzoni, Elena Argentesi, Paolo Buccirossi, Lorenzo Ciari, Massimo Tognoni, and Cristiana Vitale), Journal of Competition Law and Economics, forthcoming
Collusion through Joint R&D: An Empirical Assessment (with Lars-Hendrik Röller and Jo Seldeslachts) The Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming
An Empirical Assessment of the 2004 EU Merger Policy Reform (with Klaus Gugler and Florian Szücs), Economic Journal, 2013, 123, 572, F596-F619
See also the column on vox.eu
Competition Policy and Productivity Growth: An Emprical Assessment, (with Paolo Buccirossi, Lorenzo Ciari, Giancarlo Spagnolo, and Cristiana Vitale), The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95, 4: 1324-1336