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.

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.

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

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 under ’30 in their 30s” list.

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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