Research faculty

Matilda Orth

Ph.D.

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?
  • 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?

 

New research

Inventory Behavior, Demand, and Productivity in Retail Florin Maican and Matilda Orth

 

Working papers

Inventory Behavior, Demand, and Productivity in Retail, with Florin Maican (KU Leuven) CEPR Discussion Paper

 

Research papers in progress

Entry Regulations, Product Variety and Inventories in Retail Trade, with Florin Maican (KU Leuven)

R&D Dynamics and Its Impact on Productivity and Export Demand in Swedish Manufacturing, with Mark J. Roberts (Pennsylvania State University), Florin Maican (KU Leuven) and Van Anh Vuong (University of Cologne)

Are Workers Paid their Marginal Product? Evidence from linked employer-employee data, with Amil Petrin (University of Minnesota) and Florin Maican (KU Leuven)

Entry and Spatial Differentiation in Retail Markets

Entry Regulations, Product Differentiation and Determinants of Market Structure, with Florin Maican (KU Leuven) Article Appendix

 

Publications

Entry Regulations, Welfare and Determinants of Market Structure, International Economic Review, 59(2), May 2018 (with Florin Maican) Article

Productivity Dynamics and the Role of "Big-Box" Entrants in Retailing, Journal of Industrial Economics 65(2), 397-438, 2017 (with Florin Maican) Article, Among the top-20 most downloaded recent publications in Journal of Industrial Economics

A Dynamic Analysis of Entry Regulations and Productivity in Retail Trade, International Journal of Industrial Organization 40, 67-80, May 2015 (with Florin Maican) Article Appendix     The IJIO Best Paper Award 2016

 

Publications (pre-Ph.D.)

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) Link

 

Teaching

Industrial Organization, MSc program in Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, scheduled spring 2019 (Course director)

Industrial Organization, MSc program in Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, 2017/2018 (Course director)

Industrial Organization, MSc program in Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, 2016/2017 (Course director)

Advanced topics in economics: Industrial Organization, MSc program in Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, 2015/2016

Advanced topics in economics: Industrial Organization, MSc program in Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, 2014/2015

 

Microeconomics, BSc program in Retail Management, Stockholm School of Economics, fall 2018 (Course director)

Microeconomics, BSc program in Retail Management, Stockholm School of Economics, spring 2018 (Course director)

 

Publications and reports in Swedish

Digitalisering, Strukturomvandling och Produktivitet i Tjänsteföretag, Ekonomisk debatt, No. 1, 2018 (with Florin Maican) PDF

-- Presented at the National Institute of Economic Research (August 23, 2018)

-- Cited by Sveriges Riksbank

Strategisk Mix av Dagligvarubutiksformat - metoder för att effektivt analysera marknaden, Popular science report to the Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council, 2016:1 (with Florin Maican) Link

Mindre strikt Reglering ökar Produktiviteten i Detaljhandeln (More Liberal Regulations increase Productivity in Retail Trade), IFN Newsletter No. 5 2014 Link

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 the Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council, 2009:1 (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

 

Selection of media coverage

Framtiden för våra köpcentrum, Intervju i Sveriges Radio, 2017

Se möjligheterna med big data, Fri Köpenskap, 2016

Etablering av nya butiker, Market, 2016

Om regleringen av nya butiker, Dagens Samhälle, 2016

Coop slopar butiksnamnet Konsum, Ekonomiekot, Sveriges Radio P1, 2015

Stormarknad får vika om vi ställer bilen, Dagens Nyheter, 2014

Efter 33år slår de igen lanthandeln i Hörja, Expressen, 2014

Lokal marknad ett svar på storhandel, Intervju i Sveriges Radio, 2013

Vinna eller försvinna för småbutiker, Fria Företagare, 2011

Porträttet, Fri Köpenskap, 2008

Lidl och Nettos konkurrens undersöks, Fri Köpenskap, 2008

Avgift spelar roll för vem som besöker Museum, Göteborgs Posten, 2008

 

Matilda Orth

Contact

Ph : +46 8 665 45 31
Mob : +46 73 642 3824
matilda.orth@ifn.se

Introduction

Matilda Orth has a Ph.D. in economics from University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2012). In her research she addresses topics related to industry dynamics and determinants of market structure such as productivity, strategic product positioning, entry and exit. Her research has a strong link to the service sector and in particular to retail. Next to research Matilda Orth is teaching at the Stockholm School of Economics.

 

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The Research Institute of Industrial Economics, IFN, is a private and independent foundation devoted to pursuing highly relevant research for trade and industry.

The researchers at IFN are united in their belief that economic methods offer a powerful tool for understanding society.

The main research programs are:

  1. economics of entrepreneurship
  2. globalization and corporate restructuring
  3. economics of the service sector
  4. economics of the electricity markets
  5. economics of institutions and culture.

Global Award

Research on entrepreneurship

 

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The Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research is the foremost global award for research on entrepreneurship.This Prize is awarded annually with a prize sum of EUR 100,000.

IFN in cooperation with Entreprenörskapsforum and Vinnova are the principals of the award, in cooperation with the donor, Stockholms Köpmansklubb.

Professor Olav Sorenson, Yale, is the winner of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research 2018. 

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