Effective and timely advice, based on robust economic analysis.

We contribute substantial value for our clients by providing tailor-made advice built on thorough economic analyses. We deliver robust results and a clear exposition.


E.CA Economics is a renowned European economics consultancy that builds its case-related advice in the fields of competition policy and regulation on thorough research.

With our international team of over 25 professional economists, five of whom have been nominated by the Who’s Who Competition Economist as outstanding experts, we covered projects in more than ten jurisdictions last year.
As a partner of ESMT Berlin, a leading business school in Germany, we can draw on the latest economic research. On transatlantic cases we work jointly with our US partner firm, Bates White LLC.

E.CA Economics has been named in Global Competition Review’s annual ranking of the top 20 competition economics groups since 2008.

About us

“E.CA is an economic powerhouse: we produce solid and convincing analysis within demanding time frames. I am proud that we have positioned E.CA Economics in the high-quality segment for economic consulting – this reputation gives our work extra weight.”

Rainer Nitsche, Director

“Nowadays, rigorous empirical and analytical work – developing a sound conceptual framework, identifying strategies, plain visualisation and robust econometrics – are key factors of success. Being part of a team which excels at all of those dimensions is exciting.”

Hans W. Friederiszick, Director

“If you are interested in applying rigorous economic analysis to competition questions, E.CA Economics is the place to be. I got involved in challenging and exciting cases from the beginning. By now I have provided economic advice in all fields of competition law.”

Linda Gratz, Principal

“When applying at E.CA, I was attracted by the combination of economic research with a true understanding of its areas of expertise. During my time here the appreciation for the company, my colleagues and the work environment has only deepened.”

Valeria Plata Franco, Economist

“Economists at E.CA combine scientific rigour with a drive to work on relevant problems and find practical solutions. This makes E.CA a great place to work and adds real value for our clients.”

Rafael Aigner, Senior Economist

News & Events

14 December 2018 | News
ERA Judges training – Antitrust enforcement in digital markets

Rainer Nitsche presented at the Training for National judges on Antitrust enforcement in digital markets in Düsseldorf on 13-14 December 2018. His presentation covered the characteristics of digital and multi-sided markets as well as market definition.
The 1.5-day seminar aims at equipping judges who deal with competition law cases with the tools to understand online platforms and analyse digital, two- and multisided markets and train them to take the relevant competition law and economic considerations into account in the execution of their tasks. The seminar focuses on building specialised knowledge on digital markets and online platforms with regard to the application of Article 102 TFEU and merger control.

7 December 2018 | News
European Job Market organized in collaboration with the Centre for studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF) and the University of Naples.

Vincent Verouden and Harm van Leeuwen are participating in the first European Job Market, this 6 and 7 December 2018 in Naples, Italy.

The EEA launches the first European Job Market, on December 6-7 2018, in Naples, Italy. The Job Market will take place immediately after the Econometric Society Winter Meetings (ESWM). Participating candidates will be interviewed by institutions from all over Europe, including universities, business schools, research centres and central banks. This year’s edition of the job market is organized in collaboration with the Centre for studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF) and the University of Naples Federico II.

Link to the event

30 November 2018 | News
European Forum on Competition Litigation

Hans W. Friederiszick participated in the European Forum on Competition Litigation that was held in Surrey (UK) on 28-30 November 2018.

Each year, the Forum’s Steering Committee welcomes up to 48 leading legal practitioners from across Europe, each of whom is personally selected and specialises in competition litigation matters. The group include representatives for both defendants and claimants, supplemented by a select group of economists and funders. The purpose of the Forum is to share the most pressing issues faced on behalf of clients, to learn how others address these problems and identify solutions that can work for each company.

Link to Website

23 November 2018 | News
Business Networking Day organised by the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE)

Linda Gratz and Valeria Plata Franco participated in the Business Networking Day organised by the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) on 23rd November 2018.

During the event, they had the opportunity to meet students with diverse backgrounds and from different economics programs. Furthermore, they conducted interviews and presented the company during the day.

Link to the event page