Competition, Efficiency, and Welfare

Essays in Honor of Manfred Neumann

  • Dennis C. Mueller
  • Alfred Haid
  • Jürgen Weigand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dennis C. Mueller, Alfred Haid, Jürgen Weigand
      Pages 1-10
  3. Innovation and R&D

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Paul A. Geroski
      Pages 13-26
    3. Jürgen Weigand
      Pages 27-56
  4. Cartels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Joachim Schwalbach, Anja Schwerk
      Pages 101-125
  5. Mergers and Merger Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Bruce R. Lyons
      Pages 129-146
    3. Doris Neuberger
      Pages 173-186
    4. Ingo Schmidt
      Pages 187-195
  6. Methodological Issues in Industrial Organization

  7. International Trade

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Thusnelda Tivig
      Pages 301-316
  8. Aggregate Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Rainer Klump
      Pages 329-340
    3. Sangho Kim
      Pages 341-350
    4. Dennis C. Mueller
      Pages 351-381
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 383-400

About this book


Competition, Efficiency and Welfare contains a collection of papers in honor of Manfred Neumann. This collection was prepared as a tribute to a teacher and scholar, whose accomplishments have enriched various fields of economics. The magnitude of his interests is reflected in the breadth of topics covered in this volume: industrial economics, competition policy and related topics. However, if one unifying principle runs through Manfred Neumann's work, it is the belief in the power of competition.
Born on May 16, 1933, Manfred Neumann studied economics at the University of Cologne. He graduated in 1960. In 1969 Manfred Neumann was appointed Professor of Economics at Nürnberg University. He was Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, President of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) and Chairman of Industrial Organization Study Group of the Verein für Sozialpolitik. Most of his professional career has been spent at Nürnberg, where he has helped to make the Economic Institute one of the leading research centers in Industrial Organization. He has also been involved in various advisory activities.
The volume contains 18 essays. The first twelve are grouped into four categories: Innovation and R&D (Part I), Cartels (Part II), Mergers and Merger Policy (Part III), and Methodological Issues in Industrial Organization (Part IV). These papers fall within the bounds of industrial economics, which has been Manfred Neumann's primary research interest throughout his career. Part V includes two papers on theories of international trade, which has been a recurring topic of interest for Manfred Neumann through the years. The last three papers look at broader policy and macroeconomic issues.
Contributors to this volume include Karl Aiginger, David B. Audretsch, Paul A. Geroski, Stephen Martin and Dennis Mueller.


Change Industrial Economics Industrial Organization growth innovation organizations performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Dennis C. Mueller
    • 1
  • Alfred Haid
    • 2
  • Jürgen Weigand
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Deutsches Institut für Wirtshaftsforschung (DIW)BerlinGermany
  3. 3.University of Erlangen-NürnbergGermany

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