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October 21, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Steffen Ziss

Dr. Steffen Ziss

Chair, Department of Economics & Associate Professor (Economics)

Contact Information
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2776
Fax: 519.888.1015
Office Location: LH3009B
Office Hours: Winter 2017: By appointment only
Academic Background
BA (University of Western Ontario), MA (Queen's University), PhD (Queen's University)

I have been at Laurier since 2002. Previously I taught at the University of Sydney and Trent University. I have a BA from the University of Western Ontario and an MA and PhD from Queen's University. My teaching interests include microeconomics, industrial organization and economics for MBA. My research interests include mergers and managerial compensation in oligopoly. I am married with 3 children (all girls). I am a Christian and enjoy soccer, golf and choir singing.


Mergers and managerial compensation in oligopoly

Additional Information


(2007), Hierarchies, intra-firm competition and mergers, International Journal of Industrial Organization 25(2), 237-60.

(2005), Horizontal mergers and successive oligopoly, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade 5(2), 99-114

(2001), Horizontal mergers and delegation, International Journal of Industrial Organization 19(3-4), 471-92.

(1999), Divisionalization and strategic managerial incentives in oligopoly under     uncertainty, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 17(8), 1163-1187

(1998), Divisionalization and product differentiation, Economics Letters 59(1), 133-38.

(1997), A solution to the problem of externalities when agents are well-informed: comment, American Economic Review 87(1), 231-35.

(1997), Strategic trade policy and vertical separation, Review of International Economics 5(1), 142-52.

(1996), Public good provision and the Smith Process, Economic Design 2, 245-61.

(1996), Contracts as a barrier to entry: comment, American Economic Review 86(3), June, 672-74.

(1995), Vertical separation and horizontal mergers, Journal of Industrial Economics 43(1), 63-75.

(1994), Strategic R&D with spillovers, collusion and welfare, Journal of Industrial Economics 42(4), 375-93.

(1993), Entry deterrence, cost advantage and horizontal product differentiation, Regional Science and Urban Economics 23(4), 523-43.