Dr. Melissa Leonie Newham

Dr.  Melissa Leonie Newham


ETH Zürich

Bretschger, Lucas

Dr. Melissa Leonie Newham



Zürichbergstrasse 18

8092 Zürich


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Curriculum Vitae

Link to full CV / Personal Website


1. Positions

2021– present: Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich


2. Education

2021: PhD Economics, KU Leuven University and DIW Berlin
2020: Visiting Scholar, Yale University 
2018: Visiting Scholar, University of Virginia
2014: MSc Economics (Track: Industrial Organization, Regulation and Competition Policy), University of Amsterdam


3. Professional experience

2017-2021: Lecturer, University of Johannesburg
2019: Lecturer, KU Leuven
2018: Teaching Assistant, University of Amsterdam
2015: Blue Book Trainee, European Commission DG Competition, Brussels
2014: Economist, E.CA Economics Consultancy, Berlin


4. Research interests 

Applied microeconomics, industrial organization, antitrust, innovation


5. Research


- Adverse Effects of Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Nature Medicine, 2022
-Who Pays for Gifts to Physicians? Heterogeneous Effects of Industry Payments on Drug Costs. Working paper, 2022.
Common Ownership in the US Pharmaceutical Industry: A Network Analysis. The Antitrust Bulletin 66, 1, Spring 2021.
Common Ownership and Market Entry: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry. DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1738, 2019.
The Antitrust Case Against Apple. Yale University Thurman Arnold Project Paper Series: Paper 2, 2020.
Do Expert Panelists Herd? Evidence from FDA Committees. DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1825, 2019.
'Killer acquisitions' en innovatie (in Dutch), KVS Preadviezen 2020.
US and EU secure vaccine production on home soil. DIW Focus No. 6, 10/2020.
Changes in Common Ownership of German Companies. DIW Economic Bulletin 30/2017. 
A Critical Review of South Africa’s Carbon Tax Policy Paper: Recommendations for the Implementation of an Offset Mechanism, CSSR WP 334, 2014.

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