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Affiliated Fellow Dr. W. Benedikt Schmal

E-Mail: schmal@eucken.de

Telefon: +49 761 790 97 18

Twitter: @schmal_w

Research focus:
  • Economics of Science
  • Industrial Organization
  • Institutional Economics

W. Benedikt Schmal studied economics at the Free University of Berlin and at University College Dublin. Prior to this, he studied business administration at the Welfenakademie Braunschweig and trained as a bank clerk (IHK). He completed his doctorate in the structured DFG Research Training Group 1974 “Competition Economics” at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap. His dissertation is currently under review. As part of his doctorate, he completed research stays at the Department for Management, Strategy, and Innovation at the KU Leuven in Belgium and at the Department of Economics at the University of Reading in the UK. Two Oskar Morgenstern Fellowships at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (VA, USA) have regularly taken him to research events in the United States.


2023 1. The Role of Gender and Coauthors in Academic Publication Behavior

Research Policy, Vol. 52 (10), December 2023 (with JUSTUS HAUCAP and LEON KNOKE).


2023 2. Downstream Profit Effects of Horizontal Mergers: Horn & Wolinsky and von Ungern-Sternberg Revisited

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy


2022 3. What Cannot be Cured Must be Endured: The Long-Lasting Effect of a COVID-19 Infection on Workplace Productivity

Labour Economics, Vol. 79 (2022), 102281 (with KAI FISCHER and J. JAMES READE).


2021 4. The Impact of DEAL on Competition in the Academic Publishing Market

Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol. 42 (8), 2021, pp. 2027 - 2049 (with JUSTUS HAUCAP and NIMA MOSHGBAR).

2023 1. Digitaler Euro: Resiliente Alternative zum Bargeld?

Wirtschaftsdienst – Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, 2023 (with EKKEHARD A. KÖHLER).


2020 2. Compliancerisiken staatlicher Unternehmensbeteiligungen

WiSt – Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium, JG 49, Heft 12, 2020.


2023 1. The X Factor: Open Access, New Journals, and Incumbent Competitors

Available as KU Leuwen Working Paper


2021 2. Collusive Compensation Schemes Supported by Algorithms

CESifo Working Paper No. 9481 (with SIMON MARTIN).


2024 Dr. rer. pol., University of Düsseldorf

2020 M.Sc. Quantitative Economics, University College Dublin

2019 B.Sc. Economics, Freie Universität Berlin

2016 B.A. Business Administration, Welfenakademie Braunschweig

2015 IHK degree as a bank clerk, IHK Braunschweig

since 10/23 Research Group Lead Walter Eucken Institut, Freiburg

since 08/23 Oskar Morgenstern Fellow at Mercatus Center, George Mason University

02/2023 – 05/2023 Visiting Researcher at the Department for Management, Strategy, and Innovation (MSI) at KU Leuven

07/2022 Visiting Researcher am Department for Economics, University of Reading

08/21 – 05/22 Oskar Morgenstern Fellow at Mercatus Center, George Mason University

10/2020 – 09/2023 Doktoral student and research associate at Duesseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

European Economic Society

Royal Economic Society

OLIGO Society

Verein für Socialpolitik

International Network for Economic Method

NOUS network for constitutional economics and social philosophy