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Pauline Affeldt, PhD


Research Associate

Room: H 5150A 

Office Hours: please make an appoinment via e-mail.

Phone: +49-30-314-75868 



Technische Universität Berlin

Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW)

Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP)



2019 Ph.D. in Economics (Dr. rer. oec.), Technische Universität Berlin

2011 M.Sc. Economics, Tilburg University


Research Interests 

Industrial Organization 

Competition Policy 



Affeldt, P., Duso, T. and Szücs, F. (2021), 25 Years of European Merger Control, International Journal of Industrial Organization Download Paper

Lapo Filistrucchi, Damien Geradin, Eric van Damme, Pauline Affeldt (2014). Market definition in two-sided markets: Theory and practice, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, 10(2), p. 293-339. Download paper

Pauline Affeldt, Lapo Filistrucchi, Tobias J. Klein (2013).Upward pricing pressure in two-sided markets , Economic Journal, 123(572), p. F505-F523. Download paper


Working Paper

Affeldt, P., Duso, T., Gugler, K. and Piechucka J (2021), Market Concentration in Europe: Evidence from Antitrust Markets, CEPR Discussion Papers, DP 15699 Download paper

Affeldt, P., Duso, T. and Szücs, F. (2020), 25 Years of European Merger Control, CEPR Discussion Papers, DP 14548. R&R at International Journal of Industrial Organization Download paper

 Affeldt, P. (2019), EU Merger Policy Predictability Using Random Forests, DIW Discussion Paper No. 1800Download paper

Data Documentation

Affeldt, P, Duso, T. and Szücs, F. (2018), EU Merger Control Database: 1990-2014. DIW Berlin Data Documentation 95Download paper


Work in Progress

Estimating Demand with Multi-Homing in Two-Sided Markets (with Elena Argentesi and Lapo Filistrucchi)

Competitive Effects of Big Tech Acquisitions: Evidence from the App Industry (with Reinhold Kesler)




TA Industrial Organization: Summer 2019, 2018, 2016

Supervision of TAs in Microeconomics: Summer 2017

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