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

“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

“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

“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

“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

News & Events

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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Europe, ECA Economics
30 May 2018 | News
E.CA Economics has been awarded a framework contract in the area of state aid policy by the European Commission, DG Competition

E.CA Economics has been awarded a framework contract for the provision of support studies for evaluations and impact assessments in the area of State aid policy by the European Commission, DG Competition

The subject of this contract is to conduct evaluation and impact assessment studies regarding one or more State aid policy instruments (legislation, guidelines, notice etc.) from an inter-disciplinary perspective and in accordance with the Commission’s binding evaluation and impact assessment standards.  The contract was awarded to a consortium of five partners: DIW Berlin, E.CA Economics, Lear, Sheppard Mullin and Uea Consulting. E.CA Economics is the consortium leader.