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Dr. Tobias Wenzel

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

Gebäude 24.31.01.17
Tel.: +49 211 81-10253

 

Akademische Laufbahn  
2005 - 2008 Doctoral Studies, TU Dortmund and Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
2001 - 2005 Studies in Economics, University of Mannheim and University of Lausanne
Positionen             
since 10/2022 Lecturer, University of Düsseldorf & DICE
since 10/2022 Junior Research Associate, ZEW Mannheim, Research Department Digital Economy
10/2020 - 09/2022 Researcher, ZEW Mannheim, Research Department Digital Economy
09/2018 - 08/2022 Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield
04/2015 - 08/2018 Senior Lecturer, University of Bath
07/2010 - 03/2015 Assistant Professor, Düsseldorf Institute for Competion Economics (DICE), University of Düsseldorf
2008 - 2010 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Erlangen - Nürnberg
Represäntative Veröffentlichungen
 
  • More cost-sharing, less cost? Evidence on reference price drugs (with Annika Herr and Torben Stühmeier), Health Economics, forthcoming.
  • Consumer salience and quality provision in (un)regulated public service markets (with Yiquan Gu and Alexander Rasch), Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2022, 93, Article 103754.
  • Drip pricing and its regulation: Experimental evidence (with Alexander Rasch and Miriam Thoene), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2020, 176, 353-370.
  • Curbing obfuscation: Empower consumers or regulate firms? (with Yiquan Gu), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2020, 70, Article 102582. (Working paper version)
  • Shrouding add-on information: an experimental study (with Hans-Theo Normann), Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2019, 121(4), 1705-1727.
  • Focusing and framing of risky alternatives (with Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2019, 159, 289-304.
  • Demand shifts due to salience effects: Experimental evidence (with Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt, Katrin Koehler and Mirjam Lange), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2017, 15(3), 626-653.
  • Consumer confusion, obfuscation, and price regulation (with Yiquan Gu), Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2017, 64(2), 169-190.
  • Price-sensitive demand and market entry (with Yiquan Gu and Alexander Rasch), Papers in Regional Science, 2016, 95(4), 865-875.
  • Shopping hours and price competition with loyal consumers (with Miguel Flores), B. E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2016, 16(1), 393-407.
  • Putting on a tight leash and levelling playing field: an experiment in strategic obfuscation and consumer protection (with Yiquan Gu), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2015, 42, 120-128.
  • Partial shrouding in asymmetric markets, Economics Letter, 2015, 136, 223-226.
  • The impact of piracy on prominent and non-prominent software developers (with Alexander Rasch), Telecommunications Policy, 2015, 39, 735-744.
  • Strategic obfuscation and consumer protection policy (with Yiquan Gu), Journal of Industrial Economics, 2014, 62(4), 632-660.
  • Consumer myopia, competition and the incentives to unshroud add-on information, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2014, 98, 89-96.
  • Content provision and compatibility in a platform market (with Alexander Rasch), Economics Letters, 2014, 124, 478-481.
  • Independent service operators in ATM markets, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 2014, 61(1), 26-47.
  • Naive consumers, banking competition and ATM pricing, Review of Network Economics, 2013, 12(3), 271-286.
  • Piracy in a two-sided software market (with Alexander Rasch), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, 88, 78-89.
  • Price-dependent demand in spatial models (with Yiquan Gu), B. E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2012, 12(1), Article 6.
  • Regulating advertising in the presence of public service broadcasting (with Torben Stühmeier), Review of Network Economics, 2012, 11(2), Article 1.
  • On file sharing with indirect network effects between concert ticket sales and music recordings (with Ralf Dewenter and Justus Haucap), Journal of Media Economics, 2012, 25(3), 168 - 178.
  • Transparency, entry and productivity (with Yiquan Gu), Economics Letters, 2012, 115(1), 7-10.
  • Semi-collusion in media markets (with Ralf Dewenter and Justus Haucap), International Reviev of Law and Economics, 2011, 31(2), 92 - 98.
  • Deregulation of shopping hours: the impact on independent retailers and chain stores, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2011, 113(1), 145 - 166.
  • Getting beer during commercials: adverse effects of ad-avoidance (with Torben Stühmeier), Information Economics and Policy, 2011, 23(1), 98 - 106.
  • Transparency, price-dependent demand and product variety (with Yiquan Gu), Economics Letters, 2011, 110(3), 216 - 219.
  • Liberalization of opening hours with free entry, German Economic Review, 2010, 11(4), 511 - 526.
  • A note on the excess entry theorem in spatial models with elastic demand (joint with Yiquan Gu), International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2009, 27(5), 567 - 571.
 
Aktuelle Forschung
 
  • Complex pricing and consumer-side attention (with Christian Fischer and Alexander Rasch).
  • Endogenous prominence, maximal obfuscation, and consumer policy (with Ioana Chioveanu and Yiquan Gu).
  • Imperfect information about consumer rights: Implications for efficiency and distribution (with Florian Baumann and Tim Friehe).
  • Inattentive consumers and collusion.
  • Search costs in concentrated markets (with Claudia Möllers and Torben Stühmeier).
  • Business models in commercial media markets: Bargaining, advertising and mixing (with Alexander Rasch and Miriam Thoene).
 
Lehr- und Forschungsinteressen
 
  • Digitale Ökonomie
  • angewannte Mikroökonomik
  • Industrieökonomik
 
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