Industrial organization and applied microeconomics.
Among the questions that Matilda Orth tries to answer with her research:
- What mechanisms determine the degree of product differentiation, strategic entry decisions and changes in market structure in retail trade?
- How can structural models be used to estimate productivity in retail markets?
- What is the role of entry regulations for profitability, productivity and market structure in retail trade?
- How does entry of large (”big-box”) stores affect productivity and exit of incumbents?
A Dynamic Analysis of Regulation and Productivity in Retail Trade
Florin Maican and Matilda Orth
Entry Regulations, Product Differentiation and Determinants of Market Structure (with Florin Maican) May 2013 PDF
Entry and Spatial Differentiation in Retail Markets PDF
Productivity Dynamics and the Role of "Big-Box" Entrants in Retailing (with Florin Maican) Sept. 2012 PDF - New version coming soon!
A Dynamic Analysis of Regulation and Productivity in Retail Trade (with Florin Maican) Jan. 2013 PDF Appendix
Who Visits the Museums? A Comparison Between Stated Preferences and Observed Effects of Entrance Fees, Kyklos 62(1), 85-102, 2009 (with E. Lampi) Link
Opening Local Retail Food Stores: A Real Options Approach, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade 10(3), 373-387, 2010 (with SO. Daunfeldt and N. Rudholm)
Publications and reports in Swedish
Marknadsstruktur och Dynamik i Dagligvaruhandeln (The Dynamics of Market Structure in Retail) Ekonomisk Debatt, No. 1, 2012 (with Florin Maican) PDF
Finns det en Wal-Mart effekt utan Wal-Mart (Is there a Wal-Mart effect without Wal-Mart?) Popular science report to Handelns Utvecklingsråd, 2009 (with Florin Maican) PDF
Vem konkurrerar med vem på flygmarknaden? En studie av flygmarknadens segment (Product Competition in the Airline Industry) Consultant report to the Swedish Civil Aviation Authority, 2008 (with Florin Maican) PDF
Tjugo års utredande av höga matpriser och otillfredsställande kvalitet: Vad har man egentligen kommit fram till? (Twenty years of investigaing high retail-food prices and unsatisfied quality: what are the actual results?) Consultant report to the Swedish Competition Authority, 2004