Alexander Haupt & Tim Krieger: The role of relocation mobility in tax and subsidy competition

In this paper, NOUS members Tim Krieger and Alexander Haupt analyse the role of relocation mobility in tax and subsidy competition. Their primary result is that increasing mobility of firms leads to increasing ‘net’ tax revenues under plausible assumptions. While enhanced relocation mobility intensifies tax competition, it weakens subsidy competition. Read more…

Andreas Polk and Michael Hellwig: Do political links influence water prices?

In their new paper, NOUS member Andreas Polk and Michael Hellwig explain water prices in Germany by analyzing demand and cost drivers, governance structures and political links to local politicians. First, they find evidence for economies of scope between supply and wastewater treatment. Soil rigidity significantly influences water prices, and prices tend Read more…

Wolfgang Kerber: Competition, Innovation, and Competition Law: Dissecting the interplay.

The digital revolution has reinvigorated the discussion about the problem how to consider innovation in the application of competition law. This raises difficult questions about the relationship between competition and innovation as well as what kind of assessment concepts competition authorities should use for investigating innovation effects, e.g., in merger Read more…