Ulrich Laitenberger


Télécom ParisDépartement Sciences économiques et sociales19 place Marguerite Perey91120 PalaiseauFranceE-Mail LinkedIn Twitter


I am an Assistant Professor for the Economics of Data and Digital Platforms at Télécom Paris of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. I’m also a research associate at the Digital Economy Research Department and the Market Design Research Group at the Leibniz-Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim and an associate member of the Centre de Recherche en Économie et Droit (CRED, Univ. Paris 2). I obtained my Ph.D. in Business Economics from KU Leuven.

My main research interests are:

  • Industrial Organization
  • Competition Policy
  • Digital markets and platforms; healthcare markets

I work mostly empirically and quantitatively. You can find out more about my publications below, on Google Scholar, ORCID or SSRN. For more on my ongoing research, please click here.

I am co-organizer of the Paris Seminar on the Economics Digitization and the Conference on Digital Economics at Telecom Paris.

Publications (peer-reviewed)

  1. Hunold, Matthias, Kesler, Reinhold and Ulrich Laitenberger (Forthcoming), Hotel Rankings of Online Travel Agents, Channel Pricing and Consumer Protection, Marketing Science. Working paper version (Press coverage: Business Insider FAZ Handelsblatt Der Standard NZZ Tagesschau)
  2. Hunold, Matthias, Kesler, Reinhold, Ulrich Laitenberger and Frank Schlütter (2018), Evaluation of Best Price Clauses in Hotel Booking, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 61, 542-571. Link
  3. Harrington, Joseph E., Kai Hüschelrath and Ulrich Laitenberger (2018), Rent Sharing to Control Non-Cartel Supply in the German Cement Market, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 27, 149–166. Link
  4. Hellwig, Michael, Kai Hüschelrath and Ulrich Laitenberger (2017), Settlements and Appeals in the European Commission’s Cartel Cases: An Empirical Assessment, Review of Industrial Organization, Volume 52, Issue 1, 55–84. Link
  5. Hüschelrath, Kai and Ulrich Laitenberger (2017), The Settlement Procedure in EC Cartel Cases: An Empirical Assessment, Journal of Antitrust Economics, Vol 5, Issue 3, 1 October 2017, 458–487. Link
  6. Heim, Sven, Kai Hüschelrath and Ulrich Laitenberger (2016), The Duration of the EC Merger Control Process: Determinants and the Impact of the 2004 Merger Regulation Reform, International Journal of the Economics of Business 23 (1), 37-62. Link
  7. Harrington, Joseph E. , Kai Hüschelrath, Ulrich Laitenberger and Florian Smuda (2015), The Discontent Cartel Member and Cartel Collapse: The Case of the German Cement Cartel, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 42, 106-119. Link
  8. Laitenberger, Ulrich and Florian Smuda (2015), Estimating Consumer Damages in Cartel Cases, Journal of Competition Law and Economics 11 (4), 955–973. Link
  9. Hoang, Cung Truong, Kai Hüschelrath, Ulrich Laitenberger and Florian Smuda (2014), Determinants of Self-Reporting under the European Corporate Leniency Program, International Review of Law and Economics 40, 15-23. Link (Press Coverage: FAZ)

Revise and resubmit

  • Heim, Sven, Hüschelrath, Kai, Ulrich Laitenberger and Yossi Spiegel (2019): The Anticompetitive Effect of Minority Share Acquisitions: Evidence from the Introduction of National Leniency Programs (formerly: Minority Shares and Collusion – Evidence from introduction of national leniency programs) CEPR Discussion Paper 13327. Current version Online Appendix (Revision at 'American Economic Journal: Microeconomics' requested)
  • Hunold, Matthias , Kai Hüschelrath, Ulrich Laitenberger and Johannes Muthers (2018), Competition, collusion and spatial sales patterns – theory and evidence, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 17-035, Mannheim, DICE Discussion Paper 302 Current Version (2nd revision at 'Journal of Industrial Economics' requested)

Working papers and work in progress

  • Arnaud, Enrick, Estrella Gomez-Herrera, Ulrich Laitenberger and Frank Müller-Lange: Effects of pricing models on online labor platforms
  • Fiuza, Eduardo, Ulrich Laitenberger, Alexis Larousse, and Christine Zulehner: Small firm policies: New evidence from drug procurement auctions in Brazil
  • Fugger, Nicolas and Ulrich Laitenberger (2019): Drug Procurement Auctions and Supply Uncertainty.
  • Hughes, Daniel, Michael Kummer, Ulrich Laitenberger and Cyrus Rich: Can Review Platforms help lowering Cost for Health Care?
  • Jansen, Rebecca, Ulrich Laitenberger and Reinhold Kesler: Preferential treatment? Business models of doctor review websites
  • Laitenberger, Ulrich, Steffen Viete, Olga Slivkó, Michael Kummer, Kathrin Borchert and Matthias Hirth (2018), Unemployment and Online Labor, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 18-023, Mannheim. Current version

Books and Contributions to Edited Volumes

  • Bauckmann, Jana, Ulrich Laitenberger, Melanie Schröder und Carsten Telschow (2017), Rabattverträge, in: Ulrich Schwabe, Dieter Paffrath, Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, Jürgen Klauber Arzneiverordnungs-Report 2017, Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 181-194.
  • Bauckmann, Jana, Laitenberger, Ulrich, Orlamünde, Mandy, Schröder, Helmut and Carsten Telschow. Rabattverträge. In: Schwabe / Paffrath (2016): Arzneiverordnungs-Report 2016. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.
  • Bauer, Cosima, Matthias Hunold, Kai Hüschelrath, Rebecca Jahn, Marco Kotschedoff, Ulrich Laitenberger, Gerald Lux, Uwe May, Anke Walendzik, Jürgen Wasem and Lennart Weegen (2015), Rabattvertragsausschreibungen in der Generikaindustrie in Deutschland , ZEW Wirtschaftsanalysen, Bd. 104, Baden-Baden.

Other Publications

  1. Harrington, Joseph E., Kai Hüschelrath, Ulrich Laitenberger and Florian Smuda (2016), Cartel Stability and Cartel Breakdown: Insights from the German Cement Industry, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb 66 (7-8), 346-354.
  2. Laitenberger, Ulrich and Matthias Hunold (2014), The Effect of Procurement Design on Entry and Success of Generic Drug Firms, Value in Health 17 (7), A448.
  3. Hüschelrath, Kai, Ulrich Laitenberger and Florian Smuda (2013), Cartel Enforcement in the European Union: Determinants of the Duration of Investigations, European Competition Law Review 34 (1), 33-39.
  4. Laitenberger, Ulrich and Kai Hüschelrath (2011), The Adoption of Screening Tools by Competition Authorities, CPI Antitrust Chronicle 9 (2), 1-9.