Competition and regulation

Competition in markets increases product variety, reduces prices and improves quality. Therefore, policies aim to ensure that competition is functional and as unrestricted as possible in the long term. This applies in particular to markets where competition is restricted or limited to a given extent, e.g. in the area of natural monopolies. The regulation of the market players is aimed at achieving competition-like behaviour of market players.

With our economic analyses we support our clients in competition as well as regulatory matters and taking advantage of given opportunities and mastering challenges. To this end, we analyse markets, potential competitive constraints, various forms of market failure and evaluate regulatory approaches as well as current legislative projects or amendments.


Assessment of possible effects of new rental regulations on the rental housing market in GermanyResearch and development abroad: German companies have similar priorities as at homeWho meets whom when buying property?The buyer principle when buying and selling residential property – An economic analysisDigital infrastructure: glass fibre urgently needed!Market design for efficient transmission of offshore wind energyItaly needs new impetus for growth sectorsHerculean task: evidence-based regulation in the telecommunications sectorUrgent need for reform in the Ukrainian energy sector remainsEvaluation of the effectiveness of regulation in the telecommunications sectorGreek private sector potential remains untappedGigabit access in Germany: lagging behind in international comparison, but also little demandEconomic arguments for public broadcastingPublic service broadcasting in a convergent media worldThe economy of beverage packagingImpact of the liberalisation of road freight transport between the EU and TurkeyImpact of the liberalisation of road freight transport between the EU and UkraineStatement on the current cost-benefit analysis for a fixed link across the FehmarnbeltOpportunities of digitisation in markets for urban mobility: consumer demands and new providersNo barriers to investment in electricity and gas distribution networks through incentive regulationStatement on the current traffic forecast for a fixed link across the FehmarnbeltInvestment behaviour of electricity and gas network operatorsTelecommunications as a growth factorDealing with Resale Price Maintenance (RPM)Telecommunications as a growth factorNecessity and implementation of nationwide broadband expansionTo invest or not to invest- Consumer Preferences as Guiding LineThe Power of RetailersUniversal service obligation for nationwide broadband access in GermanyConcentration in food retailing: manufacturers have the short end of the stickHow to google “Competition”Economic capacity in the evaluation of competition issuesForeign company takeovers: no negative consequences for employment and productivityIncreasing buying power of the retail sectorIncentives for broadband investment are not rightCompetition in the web search marketHow to regulate the postal industry