Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Kühn

Permanent visiting professor and Mercator Fellow

Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf
Universitaetsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf


Educational Background


D.Phil, Oxford University


M.Sc., London School of Economics


since 01/2016

Professor, University of East Anglia

05/2011 - 08/2013

Chief economist, Directorate-General Competition, European Commission

10/1998 - 12/2015

Associate Professor, University of Michigan

since 10/1998

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Michigan

07/2008 - 04/2011

Co-editor, Journal of Industrial Economics

01/1995 - 07/2008

Member of editor-advisory board from Journal of Industrial Economics, Investigaciones Economicas, International Journal of Industrial Organization, European Economic Review, and Journal of the European Economic Association

Representative Publications

  • Financial Constraints and Moral Hazard: The Case of Franchising", (mit Y. Fan & F. Lafontaine) erscheint in Journal of Political Economy.
  • Cooper, D.J. & Kühn, K.-U., "Communication, Renegotiation, and the Scope for Collusion", American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 6(2), 2014, 247-278.
  • Kühn, K.-U., "How Market Fragmentation Can Facilitate Collusion'', Journal of the European Economic Association, 10, 2012, pp. 1116-1140.

Current Research


  • "The Coordinated Effects of Mergers in Differentiated Products Markets"
  • "Leveraging Monopoly Power by Degrading Interoperability: Theory and Evidence from Computer Markets", undefinedNBER working paper 17172, (with C. Genakos & J. Van Reenen).


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