Welcome to my webpage

I am Head of the  Firms and Markets Department at the Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW Berlin), a professor of empirical industrial economics at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economic (DICE) of the Heinrich-Heine University, and the speaker of the newly founded Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP).

My research interests are in applied econometrics in the fields of industrial organization, competition policyregulation, and management. My papers have been published in The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Economic JournalThe Journal of Law and Economics, European Economic Review, and Journal of Management Studies among other academic journals.

I have advised several public bodies, such as various DGs of the European Commission, the UK Competition Commission, and the OECD on competition policy issues.

Recent Discussion Papers

Recent Publications

Ex-post Merger Evaluation in the UK Retail Market for Books (with Luca AguzzoniElena Argentesi, Lorenzo Ciari, and Massimo Tognoni), Journal of Industrial Economics, forthcoming

See also the column on vox.eu