Florin Maican


Institutionen för nationalekonomi med
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Box 640
40530 Göteborg

Om Florin Maican

Affiliated Research Fellow (Docent)

University of Gothenburg, Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), and Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Personal Web Page (CV, research papers, publications, teaching, media, etc)

Research fields:

Industrial Organization

Applied Econometrics

Computational Economics

International Finance

Short Bio

My primary research focuses on the impact of technology and market policies (for example, (de)regulation, mergers, subsidies, labor, trade) on competition and industry dynamics. In recent years, I have analyzed industries, such as retail trade and high-tech (manufacturing and services).

Markets become more complex to analyze due to rapid technological change and various industrial policies. Currently, I am working on different projects to create new economic tools that use recent methods in statistics and computer science (e.g., machine learning, reinforcement learning, decision making under uncertainty). The aim is to use these tools to investigate the impact of entry regulation on product variety in retail, the impact of deregulation in pharmacy markets, industrial policies in high tech services, the role of governmental and local policies in promoting competition in the broadband industry.

Research keywords:

technological change, (de)regulation, competition, economic policy, productivity, industry dynamics, R&D and innovation, retail, information technology

Teaching areas

  • Industrial Organization
  • Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Econometrics and numerical methods
  • Microeconomics

Additional and extensive information can be found on my personal web page.