Industrial Organization

Catherine Roux

Prof. Dr. Catherine Roux

Professorin (Industrieökonomie)


WWZ / Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Professur Industrieökonomie
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4002 Basel

Catherine Roux

I am a Professor of Industrial Organization at the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel. My research is in the field of Industrial Organization and covers a broad spectrum including the following thematic areas: collusion (multimarket contact, information exchange, punishment mechanisms, leniency programs), exclusionary practices, mergers, intellectual property, and energy markets (market transparency, limited attention, and energy efficiency). I have a special interest in laboratory experiments and theoretical studies with applications in these areas.

I studied at the University of Lausanne, Copenhagen Business School, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining the University of Basel in 2015, I was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of St. Gallen.

Work in Progress

Multigame Contact: A Double-Edged Sword for Cooperation, forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics [link]
with Vincent Laferrière, Joao Montez, and Christian Thöni

Mergers, Mavericks, and Tacit Collusion, revise and resubmit, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics [link]
with Donja Darai and Frédéric Schneider

Attention, Preference Shifts, and Choice Inconsistencies: An Experiment on Choosing Electricity Plans Under Cognitive Load
with Sebastian Olschewski and Steve Heinke

Information and Externalities: The Role of Market Transparency for Sustainable Production, submitted
with Steve Heinke and Sebastian Schäfers

Do Common Assets Create Common Interests? The Role of Multigame Contact for Cooperation in a Stag Hunt and a Prisoner's Dilemma
with Vincent Laferrière, Joao Montez, and Christian Thöni

Procuring New Ideas: On the Value of Performance Information in Innovation Tournaments
with Martina Bossard and Marc Möller


Published Research

Communication and Market Sharing: An Experiment on the Exchange of Soft and Hard Information
International Economic Review, 62(1) (2021), 175-198 [link]
with Andreas Freitag and Christian Thöni

Hunting Unicorns? Experimental Evidence on Exclusionary Pricing Policies (previously circulated under "Hunting Unicorns? Experimental Evidence on Predatory Pricing Policies")
Journal of Law and Economics, 62(3) (2019), 457-484 [link]
with Aaron S. Edlin, Armin Schmutzler, and Christian Thöni

Shared Ownership of Intangible Property Rights: The Case of Patent Coassignments
Journal of Legal Studies, 46(2) (2017), 339-369 [link]
with Andrea Fosfuri and Christian Helmers

Home Bias in Multimarket Cournot Games
European Economic Review, 89 (2016), 361-371 [link]
with Luís Santos-Pinto and Christian Thöni

Collusion Among Many Firms: The Disciplinary Power of Targeted Punishment
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 116 (2015), 83-93 [link]
with Christian Thöni

Do Control Questions Influence Behavior in Experiments?
Experimental Economics, 18(2) (2015), 185-194 [link]
with Christian Thöni

Leniency Programs for Multimarket Firms: The Effect of Amnesty Plus on Cartel Formation
International Journal of Industrial Organization, 30(6) (2012), 624-640 [link]
with Yassine Lefouili

Antitrust Enforcement and Parallel Cartels: Past Experience and Challenges Ahead
In Palazzo, G. & Wentland, M. (Ed.), Responsible Management Practices for the XXIst Century (pp.13-20), Pearson