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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

News & Events

Open Positions, E.CA Economics
19 July 2018 | News
We are currently looking for economists at all levels

For further details and requirements, please check our careers page.

2 July 2018 | News
CRESSE 2018 – 13th International Conference on Competition and Regulation

Hans W. Friederiszick, Rafael Aigner and Stefan Witte participated in the 2018 CRESSE Conference titled “Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation”. It took place  from 29th June to 1st July in Crete. Hans contributed to a panel on ‘Foreclosure in platform markets‘ which was chaired by Howard Shelanski, a  former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics.

Link to Conference Program

26 June 2018 | News
15-year celebration of the Chief Economist Team, DG COMP

On June 26th, DG Competition’s Chief Economist Team celebrated its 15th anniversary. Four current or past E.CA economists took part in this event: Lars-Hendrik Röller, the first Chief Economist and one of E.CA Economics founders, Hans W. Friederiszick, Ela Glowicka and Vincent Verouden. Commissioner Vestager and Director General Laitenberger congratulated the CET.

12 June 2018 | News
America has the internet, we have the things! The German way forward in regulating digital platforms


Hans W. Friederiszick spoke at the CCP 14th Annual Conference on Competition Policy and Industrial Policy: Is there a need for a new balance?, on 7-8 June at the Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich. His presentation “The German way forward in regulating digital platforms”  focussed on the evolution and effects of digital platform markets and the German vision to regulating the market.

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