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Useful Alternative: Bundeskartellamt honours RWC Index

In its current Market Power Report - Energy the Bundeskartellamt acknowledges the Return on Withholding Capacity (RWC) Index, which Marc Bataille, Olivia Bodnar, Alexander Steinmetz and Susanne Thorwarth have developed as an alternative or supplementary indicator for measuring market power in the electricity generation market. The RWC Index enables an assessment of the risk of abusive capacity…

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Competition economics working group discusses vertical merger effects, algorithms and abusive data processing conditions

The Competition Economics Working Group of the Bundeskartellamt met on 13 December with the participation of Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap. The following topics were on the agenda: 1) Mergers between companies at different stages of the value chain, which can lead to cost increases for competitors (raising rivals' costs), 2) the study on algorithms and competition by the Bundeskartellamt with the…

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Workshop: The role of national and international retail alliances in the agricultural and food supply chain

DICE Consult Partner Prof. Dr. Christian Wey was invited by Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development [DG Agri] and Joint Research Centre [JRC] to present about the “Economics of Retail Association and Buyer Power” on the Workshop “The role of national and international retail alliances in the agricultural and food supply chain” held on 4./5. November 2019 in Bussels. Further informa…

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Research with Impact

FTC Commissioners Rohit Chopra and Becca Kelly Slaughter prominently cite recent research by DICE Consult Partner Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap in their statements on the Federal Trade Commission clears Bristol-Myers Squibb acquisition of Celgene. The cited studies can be found here: Justus Haucap, Joel Stiebale [2016], Research: Innovation Suffers When Drug Companies Merge, HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW…

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Joint Seminar of White & Case and DICE Consult: "Killer Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical and Digital Industry"

Together with "White & Case", DICE Consult hosted a seminar on "Killer Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical and Digital Industry". The programme included lectures on the following topics: Theories of harm from an economic and legal perspective Empirical evidence Methods of proving harm Do we need legislative changes? The speakers were: Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap, Partner of…

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Capital: DICE Consult Partner Justus Haucap is one of the most influential minds in digitalization

Who influences the digital future in Germany? According to the business magazine Capital, DICE Consult partner Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap is one of the 15 most influential minds in digitisation in Germany. Further personalities are the investors Oliver Samwer and Frank Thelen, as well as SAP CEO Christian Klein or Minister of State Dorothee Beer. To the article at capital.de

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Justus Haucap ranks among the 20 most influential economists in Germany

In the current FAZ ranking of the most influential German economists, DICE Consult-Partner Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap ranks 17th in the overall ranking. The ranking of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is published once a year and measures the extent to which an economic researcher is heard in the media, appreciated by politicians as an advisor, and provides impulses in science that encourage other…

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Justus Haucap is named in GCR’s "Who’s Who Legal" as a standout figure in the German market

DICE Consult Partner Justus Haucap Justus Haucap has been named in GCR's "Who is Who Legal" to the list of leading experts in the field of "Competition". He is an outstanding figure in the German market who is well known for his strong academic knowledge of competition matters. Who's Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law.

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