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Dr Walter Beckert : Economic Adviser

Walter conducts research in econometrics and empirical industrial organisation. His work examines: choice situations with strategically pre-selected choice sets, with particular applications in healthcare; industry behaviour, including vertical relations, in oligopolistic product markets, with differentiated products; and intrinsic market uncertainty, arising from stochastic demand as a consequence of incomplete information about consumers’ valuations or preferences. He is a co-editor of The Manchester School, and has been considered ‘one of the world’s leading competition economists’ by Who’s Who Legal.

Walter speaks English, German, and French.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253000

Walter's specialisms include:

Selected
publications

  • Beckert, W. (2020), ‘A Note on Specification Testing in Some Structural Regression Models’, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap) working paper CWP22/19; and Oxford Bulletin in Economics and Statistics, 82:3, pp. 686–695.

  • Beckert, W., Christensen, M. and Collyer, K. (2012), ‘Choice of NHS-funded hospital services in England’, The Economic Journal, 122:560, pp. 400–17.

  • Beckert, W. (2018), ‘An Empirical Analysis of Countervailing Power in Business-to-Business Bargaining’, Review of Industrial Organisation, 52:3, pp. 369–403,

  • Beckert, W. (2018), ‘Choice in the Presence of Experts: The Role of General Practitioners in Patients’ Hospital Choice’, Journal of Health Economics, 60, July, pp. 98–117.

  • Beckert, W. (2010), ‘A Micro-Economic Approach to Geographic Market Definition in Local Retail Markets: Demand Side Considerations’, Economics, 3:2010-29, pp. 1–32, 6 October.

  • Beckert, W. and Mazzarotto, N. (2010), ‘Price-Concentration Analysis in Merger Cases with Differentiated Products’, Economics, 4:2010-16, pp. 1–23, 12 May.

Qualifications

  • PhD Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • MSc Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • Diplom in Volkswirtschaftslehre, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

  • Vorlizentiat in Ökonomie, Universität Basel, Switzerland

Latest Insights:  Dr Walter Beckert

Seminar on the Foreign Subsidies Regulation

In the autumn of 2022, the EU adopted the Foreign Subsidies Regulation (‘FSR’). The FSR will give the European Commission new powers to ‘effectively tackle foreign subsidies that cause distortions and undermine the level playing field in the internal market’. This new Regulation, which the Commission believes will close a… Read More

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