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Theilen, Bernd

Full Professor
PhD: Christian-Albrechts University Kiel
Despatx: 307
Group: grode
Pho.: 977759813
Email: bernd.theilen(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat
Web: Theilen, Bernd

Specialties
  • Industrial Organization
  • Contract Theory
  • Public Economics
Profile

Bernd Theilen is full professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). He has a bachelor degree in economics from the University of Kiel and a Master in Economic Analysis degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. From March 2008 until October 2009 he was a member of the dean's office and responsible for undergraduate studies in economics where he collaborated in the design of the new Bologna Study Programs. He has been Director of the Department of Economics at URV, from 2009 to 2017.

He has a PhD in Economics from the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel. His thesis analyzed contract and organizational design under asymmetric information.

He has published articles in international journals on topics such as contract and organizational design under asymmetric information, information exchange in oligopoly and international comparisons of health care expenditure. He also has participated in several projects of knowledge transfer such as, for example, a cost-benefit analysis of the connection of the Port of Tarragona to the European Railway System.

Publications
Articles in journals JCR
  • Esteve-González, P.; Herwartz, H.; Theilen, Bernd (2020): "National support for the European integration project: Does financial integration matter?", Economics & Politics ,DOI: 10.1111/ecpo.12166,
  • Herwartz, H.; Theilen, Bernd (2020): "Government ideology and fiscal consolidation: Where and when do government parties adjust public spending?", Public Choice ,DOI 10.1007/s11127-020-00785-7,
  • Fageda, X.; Flores-Fillol, Ricardo; Theilen, Bernd (2019): "Hybrid cooperation agreements in networks: The case of the airline industry", International Journal of Industrial Organization ,62, 194-227
  • Rodríguez Justicia, David; Theilen, Bernd (2018): "Education and tax morale", Journal of Economic Psycology ,64, 18-48
  • Sanz Córdoba, Patricia; Theilen, Bernd (2018): "Partial tax harmonization through infrastructure coordination", Economic Inquiry ,DOI: 10.1111/ecin.12554,
  • Esteve-González, P.; Theilen, Bernd (2017): "The economic determinants of party support for European integration", Acta Poltica ,53, 348-366
  • Herwartz, H.; Theilen, Bernd (2017): "Fiscal Decentralization and Public Spending: Evidence from Heteroscedasticity-Based Identification", The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy ,DOI 10.1515/bejeap-2016-0339,
  • Herwartz, H.; Theilen, Bernd (2017): "Ideology and redistribution through public spending", European journal of Political Economy ,46, 74-90
  • Herwartz, Helmut.; Sardà Pons, Jordi; Theilen, Bernd (2016): "Money demand and the shadow economy: empirical evidence from OECD countries", Empirical Economics ,50, 1627–1645
  • Theilen, Bernd; Herwartz, Helmut (2016): "Ideology and redistribution through public spending", European Journal of Political Economy ,46, 74-90
  • Flores-Fillol, Ricardo; Ibañez, G.; Theilen, Bernd (2014): "Domestic and international research joint ventures: The effect of collusion", Economics Letters ,122, 79-83
  • Herwartz, Helmut; Theilen, Bernd (2014): "On the political and fiscal determinants of income redistribution under federalism and democracy: evidence from Germany", Public Choice ,159, 121-139
  • Herwartz, Helmut; Theilen, Bernd (2014): "Partisan influence on social spending under market integration, fiscal pressure and institutional change”, European Journal of Political Economy ,34, 409-424
  • Slivko, Olga; Theilen, Bernd (2014): "Innovation or Imitation? The effect of spillovers and competitive pressure on firms' R&D strategy choice", Journal of Economics ,112, 253-282
  • Herwartz, Helmut; Theilen, Bernd (2013): "Does the EU financing system contributes to shadow economic activity?", Economics & Politics ,25, 135-161
  • Herwartz, Helmut; Theilen, Bernd (2013): "Health care and indeology: a reconsideration of political determinants of public healthcare funding in the OECD", Health Economics ,23, 225–240
  • Theilen, Bernd (2013): "Contract Delegation with Bargaining", Economic Inquiry ,51, 959-970
  • Theilen, Bernd (2012): "Decentralization of Contracts with interim side-contracting", Theory and Decision ,73, 561-590
  • Theilen, Bernd (2012): "Product differentiation and competitive pressure", Journal of Economics ,107, 257-266
  • Theilen, Bernd; Herwartz, H. (2010): "The determinants of health care expenditure: new results from semiparametric estimation", Health Economics ,19(8), 964-978
  • Theilen, Bernd (2009): "Market competition and lower tier incentives", The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics ,9 (1), 1-29
  • Theilen, Bernd (2009): "Monitoring gains and decentralization", The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics ,9 (1), 1-26
  • Theilen, Bernd (2008): "Lobbying and contract delegation in public procurement", The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy ,8, 1-38
  • Theilen, Bernd (2007): "Delegation and information sharing in Cournot duopoly", Journal of Economics ,92 (1), 21-50
  • Theilen, Bernd (2003): "Simultaneous moral hazard and adverse selection", Economics Letters ,79, 283-289
  • Theilen, Bernd; Herwartz, H. (2003): "The determinants of health care expenditure: testing pooling restrictions in small samples", Health Economics ,12, 113-124
  • Theilen, Bernd; Seidl, Ch. (1994): "Stochastical independence of distributional attitudes and social status", European Journal of Political Economy ,10, 295-310
  • Theilen, Bernd; Lütkepohl, H. (1991): "Measures of multivariate kurtosis and skewness", Statistical Papers ,32, 179-183
Articles in journals not indexed in the JCR
  • Theilen, Bernd; Theilen Civera, M. (2020): "Cómo afectará la Covid-19 al mundo del deporte", Harvard Deusto Business Review ,301, 70-82
  • Theilen, Bernd (2009): "Hacia una aplicación correcta de los sistemas de incentivos", Harvard Deusto Business Review ,185, 61-70
  • Theilen, Bernd (2002): "Innovación y estructura organizativa de la empresa", Havard Deusto Business Review ,108, 68-76
  • Theilen, Bernd; Schmidt, U. (1995): "Prinzipal- und agententheorie", Wist ,9, 483-486
Books
  • Theilen, Bernd (1996): "Optimal contract and organizational design under moral hazard and adverse selection", Editorial: Josef Eul, Bergisch Gladbach, Köln
Book Chapters
  • Fageda, X.; Flores-Fillol, Ricardo; Theilen, Bernd (2019): “Joint ventures in the transatlantic airline market", Kevin Cullinane (eds.) ,Advances in Airline Economics, vol. 8, Emerald Books (ISSN:2212-1609)
  • Theilen, Bernd; Segarra Blasco, Agustí (2002): "La supervivencia de empresas", Segarra Blasco, Agustí (eds.) La creación y la Supervivencia de las Empresas Industriales ,Cívitas, Madrid
  • Theilen, Bernd (2000): "Prospectiva de cambios en el sector asegurador en España y su interrelación con el sistema de salud", C. Murillo (eds.) El mercado de los seguros sanitarios en España ,Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, Madrid
  • Theilen, Bernd (1994): "Anreizmechanismen", Lexikon der Volkswirtschaftslehre ,Editorial: moderne industie, Landsberg
Projects
Competitive calls

With companies
  • Title: Impacto económico del desmantelamiento de la Central Nuclear Vandellòs I

    Principal Investigator: Llop Llop, Maria

    Members: Sardà Pons, Jordi; Theilen, Bernd; marti.oliva

    Reference: Start Year: 2005 End Year: 2007

    Entity: Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radioactivos, S.A.

  • Title: Rentabilitat econòmica i social de la connexió ample via Europea

    Principal Investigator: Segarra Blasco, Agustí

    Members: Theilen, Bernd; monica.martin

    Reference: 004230 Start Year: 1999 End Year: 1999

    Entity: APTA - Autoritat Portuària de Tarragona


With public
  • Title: Creació, supervivència i creixement de les empreses industrials: una aplicació a l'arc de la mediterrània i a la vall de l'Ebre

    Principal Investigator: Segarra Blasco, Agustí

    Members: Theilen, Bernd; monica.martin

    Reference: 005862 Start Year: 2000 End Year: 2001

    Entity: COCI - Cambra Oficial de Comerç, Indústria i Navegació de Tarragona

  • Title: Prospectiva de cambios en el sector asegurador en España y su interrelación con el sistema de salud

    Principal Investigator: Carlos Murillo Fort

    Members: Carles Lavila, Misericòrdia; Theilen, Bernd; Belén López Panisello; Pere Segarra; Beatriz González

    Reference: Economia sectorial / 009454 - Sector de la salut Start Year: 199 End Year: 2000

    Entity: MSCO - Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo


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