News & Events

Our economists shape the debate on competition law and economics by contributing to some of the most high-profile competition cases in Europe, by conducting research and publishing in scientific and non-academic journals, and by speaking and discussing at major conferences and workshops on all topics of competition economics. Every year, we invite distinguished scholars, regulators and practitioners to exchange ideas at the E.CA Expert Forum.

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.

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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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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.

E.CA Economics Expert Forum - Berlin
13 March 2018 | News
E.CA Economics co-organised LIVE IP, Antitrust & Innovation conference

E.CA Economics co-organised this year’s GCR LIVE IP, Antitrust & Innovation conference, which was held in Hotel Amigo Brussels on 13 March 2018. A short report of the event can be found here.

Simone Kohnz, Director E.CA Economics
11 January 2018 | News
Simone Kohnz promoted to director

E.CA Economics has promoted German national Simone Kohnz to director in Berlin.

Simone joined E.CA Economics in 2007 after having worked for a UK-based economic consulting firm. She has extensive experience in economic consulting advising clients from a wide range of industries, in all fields of competition policy and across a number of jurisdictions including Germany, the European Union, the UK, and Austria and specialises in the quantification of damages in private litigation cases.

Download press release here.

Download the GCR article here.

Rainer Nitsche, Director E.CA Economics and Research Fellow, ESMT
11 December 2017 | News
Gesprächskreis für Beihilfenrecht

Rainer Nitsche presented at the Gesprächskreis für Beihilfenrecht on 11 December in Berlin.  He spoke about rescue and restructuring aid.

His presentation can be found here.

Theon van Dijk, Director E.CA Economics
19 October 2017 | News
CMS EU Competition Conference 2017

Dr Theon van Dijk presented at the CMS EU Competition 2017 on 19 October 2017. The conference brought together leading competition law practitioners, economists, in-house counsels, government officials, judges and academics. Johannes Laitenberger, Director General DG Competition, EU Commission, was the special guest speaker.

More details about the conference can be found here.

Maastricht, E.CA Economics
31 August 2017 | News
E.CA sponsors 2017 EARIE conference

E.CA Competition sponsored this year’s EARIE conference, which was held in Maastricht from 31 August to 2 September. EARIE is the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics. At the EARIE annual conferences academic papers in the area of industrial organization and regulation are presented and discussed. Further details of the conference can be found at www.earie2017.org.

Oxford, E.CA Economics
24 June 2017 | News
The Antitrust Enforcement Symposium 2017

With more than 40 senior law and economic experts, the Antitrust Enforcement Symposium in Oxford has become one of the leading platforms for most recent competition policy issues around the globe. The symposium was organised by Ariel Ezrachi and Bill E. Kovacic and supported by E.CA. This year it featured keynote speeches by Maureen Ohlhausen, FTC, Paul Johnson, Canadian Competition Bureau and Bob Marshall Bates White. Hans W. Friederiszick, E.CA, contributed to the panel discussion on digital markets.

See the programme of the Symposium here.

Europe, ECA Economics
21 June 2017 | News
DG COMP Workshop on pass-on

DG Comp organised a workshop in Brussels with economic experts on the quantification of passing-on of overcharges in damages actions. Academic presentations were given by Roman Inderst, Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Markus Reisinger, André Romahn, Frank Verboven and Frode Steen, among others.

Hans W. Friederiszick, E.CA, discussed the practical feasibility specifically highlighting the discrepancy between economic and legal causality according to the recent Sainsbury’s vs. MasterCard decision (CAT, 2016).

Please find the presentation here.

1 June 2017 | News
CMS-Roadshow Kartellrecht 2017

Simone Kohnz gave a presentation at CMS-Roadshow Kartellrecht 2017 in Stuttgart on the methods of cartel damage estimation. She discussed different approaches to estimating cartel overcharges and the impact of market conditions and data availability on the choice of the appropriate method. She also presented factors that influence the likelihood and extent of the pass-on of overcharges to consumers.

E.CA Economics
8 March 2017 | News
E.CA making news in GCR 21

GCR 21 has once again named E.CA  as one of the leading consultancies in the world of antitrust economics. This is the 10thsuccessive entry of E.CA in this renowned ranking.  In this year’s edition GCR states: “Perhaps the most significant shift in the market came as GCR 100 went to press, when Benelux competition policy and regulation consultancies Lexonomics and E.CA Economics merged, and Lexonomics founder Theon van Dijk became co-director of E.CA’s Brussels office.”

Please see the full article here.

22 February 2017 | News
’30 in their 30s’ list of Notable Women Competition Professionals

We are proud to announce that our associate principals Linda Gratz and Ela Glowicka were featured on the ’30 in their 30s’ list of Notable Women Competition Professionals in Economics organised by W@Competition.

More information on this topic to be found at www.womenat.com/30-in-their-30s-economics under ’30 in their 30s” list.

Vincent Verouden, Director E.CA Economics
25 June 2016 | Presentations
Presentation at the Berliner Gesprächskreis/UKSALA Roundtable

Vincent Verouden presented at the conference “Latest Developments in State Aid Law as they affect the United Kingdom and Germany” organized by the UK State Aid Law Association (UKSALA) and the Berlin Round Table on EU State Aid Law. He talked about the application of economic analysis in state aid control, both in the design of the rules and in individual cases.

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