Armin Schmutzler

University of Zurich - Department of Economics

Zürich, CH-8006

Switzerland

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

Innovation and the Emergence of Market Dominance

MIT Department of Economics Working Paper No. 99-18
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Mar 2000
Susan Athey and Armin Schmutzler
Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Endogenous Spillovers and Incentives to Innovate

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Jun 1999
Hans Gersbach and Armin Schmutzler
ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Mergers Under Asymmetric Information - is There a Lemons Problem?

U of Zurich, Socioeconomic Institute Working Paper No. 0213
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Jan 2003
Thomas Borek, Stefan Buehler and Armin Schmutzler
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ) - Department of Mathematics, University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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merger, asymmetric information, oligopoly, single crossing

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The Effects of Globalization on Worker Training

IZA Discussion Paper No. 2403
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 12 Nov 2006
Hans Gersbach and Armin Schmutzler
ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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general worker training, human capital, oligopoly, turnover, globalization

The Effects of Globalization on Worker Training

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Mar 2008
Hans Gersbach and Armin Schmutzler
ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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general worker training, human capital, oligopoly, turnover, globalization

The Effects of Globalization on Worker Training

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4879
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 May 2005
Hans Gersbach and Armin Schmutzler
ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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General worker training, human capital, oligopoly, turnover, globalization

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A Product Market Theory of Worker in Training

IZA Discussion Paper No. 327
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Jul 2001
Hans Gersbach and Armin Schmutzler
ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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General Training, Human Capital, Oligopoly, Turnover

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Merger Policy: What Can We Learn from Experiments?

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Mar 2006
Armin Schmutzler and Lorenz Goette
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Lausanne
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merger policy, laboratory experiments

Auctions vs Negotiations in Public Procurement: Which Works Better?

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 06 Sep 2011
Rafael Lalive and Armin Schmutzler
University of Lausanne - Department of Economics (DEEP) and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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auctions, negotiations, liberalization, passenger railways, public procurement

Auctions vs Negotiations in Public Procurement: Which Works Better?

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 209
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 07 Nov 2015
Rafael Lalive, Armin Schmutzler and Christine Zulehner
University of Lausanne - Department of Economics (DEEP), University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Vienna - Faculty of Business, Economics, and Statistics
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Auctions, negotiations, liberalization, passenger railways, public procurement

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Lobbying Against Environmental Regulation vs. Lobbying for Loopholes

U of Zurich, Socioeconomic Institute Working Paper No. 0301
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 13 Mar 2003
Andreas Polk and Armin Schmutzler
Berlin School of Economics and Law and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Environmental Regulation, Pollution Standards, Interest Groups, Lobbying, Policy Making

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Acquisitions Versus Entry: The Evolution of Concentration

University of Zurich Socioeconomic Institute Working Paper No. 0208
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 18 Nov 2002
Zava Aydemir and Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich - Socioeconomic Institute - Department of Economics and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Acquisitions, Entry, Concentration, Synergies, Product Variety

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Intimidating Competitors - Endogenous Vertical Integration and Downstream Investment in Successive Oligopoly

University of Zurich, SOI Working Paper No. 0409
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 06 Dec 2004
Stefan Buehler and Armin Schmutzler
University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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vertically related oligopolies, investments, vertical integration, cost reduction

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Hunting Unicorns? Experimental Evidence on Predatory Pricing Policies

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 258
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 07 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2017
University of California at Berkeley, University of Basel, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Lausanne
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predatory pricing, entry deterrence, firm strategy, antitrust law, experiment

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Analyzing Mergers under Asymmetric Information: A Simple Reduced-Form Approach

University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2008-15
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 18 Aug 2008
Thomas Borek, Stefan Buehler and Armin Schmutzler
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ) - Department of Mathematics, University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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merger, asymmetric information, oligopoly

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Merger Negotiations and Ex-Post Regret

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Dec 2007
Dennis L. Gärtner and Armin Schmutzler
University of St. Gallen and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Mergers, Mechanism Design, Asymmetric Information

Merger Negotiations and Ex-Post Regret

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5911
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 29 Dec 2006
Dennis L. Gärtner and Armin Schmutzler
University of St. Gallen and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Mergers, mechanism design, asymmetric information, interdependent valuations, efficient mechanisms

Does Supporting Passenger Railways Reduce Road Traffic Externalities?

University of Zurich Working Paper No. 110
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 Feb 2013
Rafael Lalive, Simon Luechinger and Armin Schmutzler
University of Lausanne - Department of Economics (DEEP), University of Lucerne and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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railways, pollution, procurement, accidents

Does Supporting Passenger Railways Reduce Road Traffic Externalities?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9335
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Feb 2013
Rafael Lalive, Simon Luechinger and Armin Schmutzler
University of Lausanne - Department of Economics (DEEP), University of Lucerne and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Pollution, Public Transport, Railways, Road Accidents

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Product Markets and Industry-Specific Training

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 31 Mar 2008
Hans Gersbach and Armin Schmutzler
ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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industry-specific training, human capital, oligopoly, turnover

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All-Pay Auctions with Negative Prize Externalities: Theory and Experimental Evidence

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 28 Oct 2008
Dario Sacco and Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Keywords: All-pay auctions, oligopoly, investment, experiment, overbidding

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Self-Reinforcing Market Dominance

Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 31 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 19 Nov 2014
Daniel Halbheer, Ernst Fehr, Lorenz Goette and Armin Schmutzler
HEC Paris - Marketing, University of Zurich - Department of Economics, University of Lausanne and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Cost-reducing Investment, Asymmetric Oligopoly, Increasing

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Ain't No Puzzle Anymore: Comparative Statics and Experimental Economics

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 08 Feb 2006
Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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experiments, static complements, supermodularity, equilibrium selection, embedding method, increasing differences

Cooperation and Mistrust in Relational Contracts

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6045
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 10 Oct 2016
Holger Herz, Armin Schmutzler and André Volk
University of Zurich, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Independent
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relational contracts, incomplete information, experiments

Cooperation and Mistrust in Relational Contracts

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 233
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 25 Aug 2016
Holger Herz, Armin Schmutzler and André Volk
University of Zurich, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and Independent
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Relational contracts, incomplete information, experiments

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Inducing Variety: A Theory of Innovation Contests

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 200, Revised version
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 24 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2019
Igor Letina and Armin Schmutzler
University of Bern - Department of Economics and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Contests, tournaments, auctions, diversity, innovation, procurement

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All-Pay Auctions: Implementation and Optimality

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 31 Jan 2013
Stefan Jönsson and Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Contests, all-pay auctions, endogenous prizes, implementation

All-Pay Auctions: Implementation and Optimality

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9323
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 01 Feb 2013
Stefan Jönsson and Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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all-pay auctions, contests, endogenous prizes, implementation

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Optimal Effort Incentives in Dynamic Tournaments

University of Zurich, Department of Economics, Working Paper No. 175
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 04 Oct 2014
Arnd Klein and Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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dynamic tournaments, repeated contests, information revelation, effort incentives

Optimal Effort Incentives in Dynamic Tournaments

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10192
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 14 Oct 2014
Arnd Klein and Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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dynamic tournaments, effort incentives, information revelation, repeated contests

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A Unified Approach to Comparative Statics Puzzles in Experiments

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2008
Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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What Does it Take to Sell Environmental Policy? An Empirical Analysis of Referendum Data

SOI Working Paper No. 0304
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2012
Daniel Halbheer, Sarah Niggli and Armin Schmutzler
HEC Paris - Marketing, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Environmental Policy, Direct Democracy, Referendum, Public Choice

Infrastructure Quality in Deregulated Industries: Is There an Underinvestment Problem?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3836
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 16 May 2003
Men-Andri Benz, Stefan Buehler and Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW), University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Investment incentives, networks, quality, vertical externality

Infrastructure Quality in Deregulated Industries: Is There an Underinvestment Problem?

International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 22, pp. 253-267, 2004
Posted: 11 Dec 2004
Stefan Buehler, Armin Schmutzler and Men-Andri Benz
University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Zurich - Department of Business Administration (IBW)

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Investment incentives, networks, quality, railways, vertical externality

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Foreign Direct Investment and R&D Offshoring

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5766
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 19 Sep 2006
Hans Gersbach and Armin Schmutzler
ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Foreign direct investment, R&D, spillovers, research relocation

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A Product Market Theory of Worker Training

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3940
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 13 Aug 2003
Hans Gersbach and Armin Schmutzler
ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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General training, human capital, oligopoly, turnover

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The Relation between Competition and Innovation -- Why is it Such a Mess?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7640
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Jan 2010
Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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competition, cost reduction, investment

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Competition for Railway Markets: The Case of Baden-WüRttemberg

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5396
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 01 Mar 2006
Armin Schmutzler and Rafael Lalive
University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Lausanne - Department of Economics (DEEP)
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Competition for the market, liberalization, passenger railways, procurement auctions

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Weddings with Uncertain Prospects - Mergers Under Asymmetric Information

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 3839
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 May 2003
Thomas Borek, Stefan Buehler and Armin Schmutzler
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ) - Department of Mathematics, University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Merger, asymmetric information, oligopoly, single crossing, essentially monotone decreasing functions

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Who Integrates?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. 4066
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Nov 2003
Stefan Buehler and Armin Schmutzler
University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Vertically-related oligopolies, vertical integration, efficiency, foreclosure

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Rotten Kids with Bad Intentions

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7667
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 08 Feb 2010
Nick Netzer and Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Gift Giving, Moral Hazard, Psychological Games, Reciprocity

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Does Globalization Create Superstars?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6222
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 22 May 2008
Hans Gersbach and Armin Schmutzler
ETH Zurich - CER-ETH -Center of Economic Reseaarch and University of Zurich - Department of Economics
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Globalization, Manager Remuneration, Superstars

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Hunting Unicorns? Experimental Evidence on Predatory Pricing Policies

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP12125
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 04 Jul 2017
University of California, Berkeley, University of Basel, University of Zurich - Department of Economics and University of Lausanne
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Antitrust Law, entry deterrence, Experiment ent, Firm Strategy, Predatory Pricing

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Competition and Innovation: An Experimental Investigation

Posted: 28 Oct 2008
Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich - Department of Economics

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The Effects of Competition on Investment - Towards a Taxonomy

Posted: 28 Oct 2008
Armin Schmutzler
University of Zurich - Department of Economics

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competition, investment, cost reduction

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Asymmetric Vertical Integration

Advances in Theoretical Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, Article 1, 2005
Posted: 10 Jan 2005
Stefan Buehler and Armin Schmutzler
University of St. Gallen - SEPS: Economics and Political Sciences and University of Zurich - Department of Economics

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Successive oligopolies, vertical integration, efficiency

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Investment and Market Dominance

Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 32, No. 1
Posted: 29 May 2001
Susan Athey and Armin Schmutzler
Stanford Graduate School of Business and University of Zurich - Department of Economics

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