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Dr Pia Weiss

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MSc (University of Konstanz), PhD (University of Cologne), Dr habil (Chemnitz University of Technology), Habilitation (Chemnitz University of Technology)
Assistant Professor in Industrial Economics

Division: Industrial Economics
Centre/Institute: Centre for Research in the Behavioural Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 115 9515495
Location: C36 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Pia Weiss received her MSc in Economics in 1996 from the University of Konstanz. In the same year she joined the Institute for Economic Policy Research at the University of Cologne to start her PhD, which she received in 1999. Pia Weiss continued to work at the Institute for Economic Policy Research until she received the Lise-Meitner-Habilitation-Fellowship in 2001. She joined the IESE Business School as a visiting researcher till 2002. In 2003, Pia Weiss became Lecturer at the Chemnitz University of Technology. She received her Habilitation in 2008. After accepting the post of a visiting professor in the Fall term of 2008/09 she joined the Nottingham University Business School in 2009.

Research Interests
Intellectual property rights; market structure; innovation.

Administrative Roles
Member of the High Performance Computer Management Committee
Undergraduate Examinations Officer
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Economics of Organisation (N12613)
Economics of Pricing and Decision Making (N12445)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Lury Sofyan
Phuong Nguyen

Publications prior to 2005

Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Weiss, P. (2003), "Adoption of Product and Process Innovations in Differentiated Markets: The Impact of Competition", Review of Industrial Organization, Vol.23, pp.301-314.

Weiss, P. (2000), "Risk-Aversion and Unemployment in an Open Economy", Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, Vol.49(2), pp.137-156.


Weiss, P. (2001), ed Unemployment in Open Economies - A Search Theoretic Analysis, Lecture Notes in Economic and Methematical Systems, (496), Springer-Verlag Berlin.

Discussion Papers

Wälde, K.; Weiss, P. 2004, "International Competition, Slim Firms and Wage Inequality", CESifo Working Paper No. 1254, August 2004.

Weiss, P.; Mai, S. 2002, "A Note on Firms' Strategic Bahaviour During an IPO", IWP - Discussion Paper 2002/1, February 2002.

Freytag, A.; Weiss, P. 2001, "Imperfect Labour Markets, Globalisation and the New Economy", IWP - Discussion Paper 2001/5.

Theuringer, M.; Weiss, P. 2001, "Do Anti-Dumping Rules Facilitate the Abuse of Market Dominance?", IWP - Discussion Paper 2001/3 März.

Weiss, P. 2001, "Product and Process Innovations in a Horizontally Differentiated Product Market", IWP - Discussion Paper 2001/7, November 2001.

Weiss, P. 2000, "How to Finance Unemployment Benefits in an Economy with Search Theoretic Equilibrium Unemployment", IWP - Discussion Paper 2000/1 Mai.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Chmura, T.; Goerg, S.; Weiss, P. (2016), "Natural Groups and Economic Characteristics as Driving Forces of Wage Discrimination", European Economic Review, Vol.90, pp. 178-200.

Metge, J.; Weiss, P. (2011), "Protecting the Domestic Market: Industrial Policy and Strategic Firm Behaviour", Singapore Economic Review, Vol.56 (2), pp. 159-174.

Wälde, K.; Weiss, P. (2007), "International Competition, Downsizing and Wage inequality", Journal of International Economics, Vol.73(2), pp.396-406.

Wälde, K.; Weiss, P. (2006), "Relative Price Changes, Wages and Unemployment in a Specific Factors Model with Search Frictions", Review of Development Economics, Vol.10(3), pp.400-410.


Weiss, P. (2010), Patent Policy: Legal-Economic Effects in a National and International Framework, Routledge.

Chapters in Books

Metge, J.; Weiss, P. (2008), "Das Konzept des Undercut-Proof Equilibrium in mehrstufigen Spielen", in Luderer, B. (ed) Die Kunst des Modellierens: Mathematisch-ökonomische Modelle, (17), pp. 271-288, B.G Teubner, Wiesbaden.

Metge, J.; Weiss, P. (2008), "Entry Deterrence in Markets with Endogenous Consumer Switching Costs", in Shinnick, E. (ed) New Public Finance and Market Issues, INFER Research Perspectives, Berlin, LIT-Verlag, (5), LIT-Verlag, Berlin.


Rabbelke, D.; Weiss, P. 2011, "Environmental Regulations, Market Structure and Technological Progress", at EARIE Conference Stockholm.

Rabbelke, D.; Weiss, P. 2011, "Environmental Regulations, Market Structure and Technological Progress", at Jahrestagung Verein Sozialpolitik, Frankfurt am.

Discussion Papers

Metge, J.; Weiss, P. 2007, "Zur Theorie bilateraler Verhandlungen - Ein spieltheoretischer Ansatz", Discussion paper in Economics, Nr. 85/2007, Wirtschaftswisswnschaftliche Fakultät, TU Chemnitz.

Weiss, P.; Helmedag, F. 2007, "From Bilateral Barter to Money Exchange: Nash's Bargaining Problem Reconsidered", Discussion paper in Economics, Nr. 87/2007, Wirtschaftswisswnschaftliche Fakultät, TU Chemnitz.

Metge, J.; Weiss, P. 2006, "Anti-Dumping Regulations and Exogenous Consumer Switching Costs", Discussion paper in Economics, Nr. 76/2006, Wirtschaftswisswnschaftliche Fakultät, TU Chemnitz.

Metge, J.; Weiss, P. 2005, "Entry Deterrence in Markets with Endogenous Consumer Switching Costs", Discussion paper in Economics, Nr. 70/2005, Wirtschaftswisswnschaftliche Fakultät, TU Chemnitz.



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