Pauline Affeldt

Pauline Affeldt is a research associate at the German institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. She is also the Coordinator of the Berlin Centre for Consumer Policies (BCCP). Her research interests are in competition policy and regulation, as well as digitization. Pauline received her PhD from Technische Universität Berlin. Her work has been published in The Economic Journal, the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and the Journal of Competition Law and Economics.

Concentration in the EU: Where It is Increasing and Why

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