Dr Tobias Wenzel
Department of Economics
Senior Lecturer in Economics
+44 114 222 3311
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Department of Economics
9 Mappin Street
Tobias graduated from the University of Mannheim and gained his PhD in Economics from TU Dortmund (both Germany). Before joining the University of Sheffield Tobias was Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath and Assistant Professor at the University of Duesseldorf.
- Research interests
Tobias' research interests lie in the area of applied microeconomics, in particular, industrial organisation and competition policy. His recent research is on behavioural industrial organisation which explores market interaction in situations where consumers are not fully informed or fail to fully understand all offers.
Tobias is interested in supervising PhD students in applied microeconomics (industrial organisation, competition policy, behavioural economics).
- Drip pricing and its regulation: experimental evidence. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 176, 353-370. View this article in WRRO
- Curbing obfuscation: Empower consumers or regulate firms?. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 70. View this article in WRRO
- Shrouding Add-on Information: An Experimental Study. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 121(4), 1705-1727. View this article in WRRO
- Focusing and framing of risky alternatives. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 159, 289-304. View this article in WRRO
- Demand shifts due to salience effects: Experimental evidence. Journal of the European Economic Association, 15(3), 626-653. View this article in WRRO
- Consumer confusion, obfuscation and price regulation. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 64(2), 169-190. View this article in WRRO
- Price-sensitive demand and market entry. Papers in Regional Science, 95(4), 865-875. View this article in WRRO
- Shopping Hours and Price Competition with Loyal Consumers. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 16(1). View this article in WRRO
- Partial shrouding in asymmetric markets. Economics Letters, 136, 223-226. View this article in WRRO
- Putting on a tight leash and levelling playing field: An experiment in strategic obfuscation and consumer protection. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 42, 120-128. View this article in WRRO
- The impact of piracy on prominent and non-prominent software developers. Telecommunications Policy, 39(8), 735-744. View this article in WRRO
- Strategic Obfuscation and Consumer Protection Policy. The Journal of Industrial Economics, 62(4), 632-660. View this article in WRRO
- Content provision and compatibility in a platform market. Economics Letters, 124(3), 478-481. View this article in WRRO
- Consumer myopia, competition and the incentives to unshroud add-on information. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 98, 89-96. View this article in WRRO
- Independent Service Operators in ATM Markets. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 61(1), 26-47. View this article in WRRO
- Piracy in a two-sided software market. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 88, 78-89.
- Naive Consumers, Banking Competition, and ATM Pricing. Review of Network Economics, 12(3).
- On File Sharing With Indirect Network Effects Between Concert Ticket Sales and Music Recordings. Journal of Media Economics, 25(3), 168-178.
- Regulating Advertising in the Presence of Public Service Broadcasting. Review of Network Economics, 11(2).
- Transparency, entry, and productivity. Economics Letters, 115(1), 7-10.
- Price-Dependent Demand in Spatial Models. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 12(1).
- Semi-collusion in media markets. International Review of Law and Economics, 31(2), 92-98.
- Transparency, price-dependent demand and product variety. Economics Letters, 110(3), 216-219.
- Deregulation of Shopping Hours: The Impact on Independent Retailers and Chain Stores. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 113(1), 145-166.
- Getting beer during commercials: Adverse effects of ad-avoidance. Information Economics and Policy, 23(1), 98-106.
- Liberalization of Opening Hours with Free Entry. German Economic Review, 11(4), 511-526.
- A note on the excess entry theorem in spatial models with elastic demand. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 27(5), 567-571.
- Teaching activities
Tobias is currently teaching microeconomics and industrial organisation at the undergraduate and postgraduate level:
- ECN314 Industrial Organisation
- ECN6510 Microeconomic Analysis
- ECN6650 Industrial Organisation