Dalia Marin How Does International Competition Affect the Power Distribution in Firms?

Dalia Marin holds the Chair in International Economics at the University of Munich. She is also Senior Research Fellow at the European think tank Bruegel, Brussels, and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. Previously, she was Associate Professor at Humboldt University Berlin and Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Stanford University and New York University. Some of her professional affiliations have included the International Monetary Fund, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the European University Institute. Among her research interests are international trade and foreign direct investment, as well as corporate finance and the organization of the firm and the economics of transition and emerging markets.

Area of Research

International Economics

since 1998

Chair in International Economics

Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Department of Economics

1994-1998

Associate Professor of Economics

Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

1990-1994

Assistant Professor

Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

1984-1990

Scientific Employee

Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

1992

Habilitation in Economics

University of Economics, Vienna

1984

PhD

University of Vienna

1983

Diploma in Economics

Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

- Quarterly Journal of Economics

- Journal of Political Economy

- American Economic Review

- Journal of the European Economic Association

- International Economic Review

- Review of Economics and Statistics

- European Economic Review

- Journal of International Economics

- Economic Journal

- International Journal of Industrial Organization

- European Research Council

- International Trade and Organization Program (ITO), National Bureau of Economic Research

- RTN European Research Network on „Trade, Industrialization, and Development“, European Commission

- US-European Research Network on „Globalization and the Organization of Firms and Markets“

- German Science Foundation

Fellowships

- Fellow of the European Economic Association

Prizes

- Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

- Research Grant on “Science, Innovation, Firms and Markets in a Globalized World”, SCIFI-GLOW, 7th Framework Program, European Commission, 2008-2012

- Research Grant on “Multinational Banks and Financial Development in EmergingMarket Economies, German Science Foundation (2004-2007)

- Research Grant on „German Investment in Eastern Europe“, German Science Foundation (2001-2003)

- Research Grant on „Globalization and the New Enterprise“, GermanVolkswagen Foundation (2000-2003)

- Research Grant on „Austrian Investment in Eastern Europe“, JubiläumsFoundation of the Austrian National Bank (1998-2001)

- Research Grant on „Foreign Direct Investment“, German Science Foundation(1997-2000)

- Research Grant on „Human Capital and Macroeconomic Growth“, JubiläumsFoundation of the Austrian National Bank (1995-1997)

- Research Grant on „ Countertrade and New Forms of International Trade“,Jubiläums Foundation of the Austrian National Bank (1992-1994)

In recent years, corporations have become more decentralized and decision-making power within the company has moved from the top level to lower levels of management. DALIA MARIN and her research team are interested in the question of how international trade has affected these changes in the organization of firms. As she explains in this video, they have used recent mathematical models of trade and have combined these with the theory of the firm. Then they tested this theory with empirical data collected in interviews in Austria and Germany. Their findings suggest that the level of international competition has an impact on whether firms choose centralized or decentralized power structures and changes in competition also tend to influence these structures. These insights allow new predictions on the future organization of international trade.

The Theory of the Firm Goes Global

  • Dalia Marin
  • The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics
  • Published in 2016
Dalia Marin. "The Theory of the Firm Goes Global." In The Impact of Incomplete Contracts on Economics, edited by Philippe Aghion, Mathias Dewatripont, Patrick Legros and Luigi Zingales. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.