Jun.-Prof. Dr. Tobias Wenzel

Assistant Professor

Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE)
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf

Building: 24.31, Room: 01.16
Tel: 0211-81-15052

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Educational Background

2005 - 2008

Doctoral Studies in Economics, TU Dortmund and Ruhr Graduate School in Economics

2001 - 2005

Studies in Economics, University of Mannheim and University of Lausanne


since 07/2010

Assistant Professor,
Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics

2008 - 2010

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

Representative Publications

  • Rasch, A. und T. Wenzel, Piracy in a two-sided software market, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 88, 2013, 78-89.
  • Deregulation of shopping hours: the impact on independent retailers and chain stores, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, 145-166.
  • Transparency, price-dependent demand and product variety (with Yiquan Gu), Economics Letters, 110(3), 2011, 211-216.
  • A note on the excess entry theorem in spatial models with elastic demand (with Yiquan Gu), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 27(5), 2009, 567-571.
  • Strategic obfuscation and consumer protection policy (with Yiquan Gu), Forthcoming Journal of Industrial Economics.

Recent Research

  • Hidden prices
  • Consumer myopia, competition and the incentives to unshroud add-on information

Teaching and Research Interests


  • Theoretical industrial economics
  • Two-sided markets
  • Competition in media markets


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