Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

Research Papers MPinVRM


Task 1.1: Price Discrimination in Input Markets
1.    Haucap, J. and Wey, C., (2011), “Input Price Discrimination (Bans)”, Entry and Welfare, Discussion Paper.
2.    Heitzler, S. and Wey, C., (2011), "Raising Rivals ’Fixed (Labor) Costs: The Deutsche Post Case", Discussion Paper.

Task 1.2: Resale Price Maintenance and Competition

3.    Allain, M.-L. and Chambolle, C.  (2011), "Anticompetitive Effects of Resale-Below-Cost Laws", forthcoming in International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Task 1.3: Vertical Restraints and Collusion

4.    Allain, M.-L., Chambolle, C., and Christin, C., (2011), “Downstream competition, exclusive dealing and upstream collusion", Discussion Paper.
5.    Christin, C. (2011) "Collusive Strategic Buying of a Necessary Input", Discussion Paper.
6.    Piccolo, S., and M. Reisinger (2011), “Exclusive Territories and Manufacturers’ Collusion”, Management Science, forthcoming.


Task 2.1: Determinants of Buyer Power
7.    Chambolle, C., and Villas Boas, S., (2011), “Buyer Power and Producer’s differentiation”, Discussion Paper (revise and resubmit to Journal of Economics and Management Strategy).
8.    Bazoche, P., Chambolle, C., and Schlippenbach, V. (2011), “Buyer Power and Category Captainship”, Discussion Paper.
9.    Bedre, Ö, and Caprice, S., (2011), "Merger efficiency and welfare implications of buyer power", Discussion Paper DIW Berlin, 1144.
10.    Bedre Ö. and Caprice, S., (2010), “Non-linear supply contracts and the effects of size discounts on retail prices”, Discussion Paper.
11.    Inderst, R. and Wey, C. (2011), “Countervailing Power and Dynamic Efficiency”, Journal of European Economic Association, forthcoming.
12.    Loertscher, S. and M. Reisinger (2010), “Competitive Effects of Vertical Integration with Downstream Oligopsony and Oligopoly”, Discussion Paper.
13.    Rey, P., and Whinston M., (2011), “Does retailer power lead to exclusion?”, IDEI Working Paper, 666
14.    von Schlippenbach, V. and Wey, C., (2011), “One-Stop Shopping Behavior and Upstream Merger Incentives”, Discussion Paper.

Task 2.2: Buyer Power and Product Quality

15.    Allain, M.-L., Henry, E. and Kyle, M., (2011), "Inefficiencies in technology transfer: theory and empirics”, Discussion Paper.
16.    von Schlippenbach, V. and Teichmann, I. (2011), „The Strategic use of  Private Quality Standards in Food Supply Chains”, Discussion Paper.


Task 3.1: Vertical and Horizontal Integration
17.    Allain, M.-L. and Souam, S., (2011), "A Note on horizontal mergers in vertically related industries", Economics Bulletin, 31 (1), 1-10.
18.    Allain, M.-L., Chambolle, C., and Rey, P., (2011), "Vertical Integration, Innovation and Market Foreclosure", IDEI Working Paper, 673.
19.    Allain, M.-L. , Chambolle, C., Turolla, S. and Berto Villas Boas, S., (2011), "The impact of retail mergers on pricing strategies: evidence from France”, Discussion Paper.
20.    Caprice, S. and von Schlippenbach, V., (2011), "One-stop shopping as a cause of slotting fees: a rent shifting mechanism", Discussion Paper (revise and resubmit Journal of Economics and Management Strategy).
21.    Chen, Z. and Rey, P., (2010), "Loss leaders as an exploitive device”, Discussion Paper.
22.    Peitz, M. and M. Reisinger (2010), “Indirect Taxation in Vertical Oligopoly”, Discussion Paper.
23.    Reisinger, M. and E. Tarantino (2011), “Vertical Integration with Complementary Inputs”, Discussion Paper.

Task 3.2: Choice of Location and Product Line


Task 4.1: Quality Decisions, Reputation and Assortment

24.    Allain, M.-L., Bedre, O., and Chambolle, C., (2011), “Optimal length of supply contracts : competitive strategy vs. Risk sharing”, Discussion Paper.
25.    Baake, P., and Schlippenbach, V., (2011), “Quality distortions in vertical relations”, The Journal of Economics (forthcoming).
26.    Li, S., Ye, B., and Yu, J., (2011), “Quality testing and incentives in organizations: cooperatives vs investor-owned firm”, forthcoming Revue Economique.
27. Li, S., Ye, B., and Yu, J., (2011), “Observability and incentives in organizations”, forthcoming Economics Letters
28.    Strausz, R., (2009), “Monopoly Distortions in Durability and Multi-Dimensional Quality" Economics Letters 105, 333-335.
29.    Strausz, R., (2009), “Planned Obsolescence as an Incentive Device for Unobservable Quality", Economic Journal 119, 1405-1421.

Task 4.2: Certification in Vertical Relationships

30.    Stahl, K., and Strausz, R., (2010), “Who  Should Pay for Certification?”, Discussion Paper.
31.    Strausz. R., (2010), “Separating Equilibria with Imperfect Certification”, Discussion Paper.

Task 4.3: Branding