Our Team

Our international and multilingual team of over 25 professional consultants work for clients in all areas of competition policy enforcement and regulation. They combine extensive economic knowledge with practical experience of the regulators’ approach. Clients, courts and regulators value our intellectual rigour and the clarity of our exposition.

Hans W. Friederiszick, Director E.CA Economics and Research Fellow, ESMT

Hans W. Friederiszick

Director and Research Fellow, ESMT

Hans W. Friederiszick

Director and Research Fellow, ESMT

Dr Hans W. Friederiszick is a Director and founder of E.CA Economics. Dr Friederiszick has extensive experience advising clients across the competition economics field (including cartels, mergers, and abuse of a dominant position and State aid cases) and has led teams of economists engaged in international antitrust investigations. He has been retained as an economic expert in German, UK and other European courts, and has been named in Global Competition Review’s (GCR) Who’s Who as one of the field’s leading competition economists. He is a member of the steering committee of the Association of Competition Economics (ACE).

His previous work has included representing the parties in the multibillion euro Holcim/Lafarge merger as well as in EDEKA’s closely watched acquisition of rival Kaiser’s Tengelmann in Germany (which was resolved through ministerial approval). He has additionally received widespread recognition for his private litigation work in cases addressing the synthetic rubber cartel and the air cargo and credit card sectors (plaintiff side), as well as the smart-card chip and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors (defendant side).

Dr Friederiszick is also a research fellow at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) Berlin. He has published widely and is a regular speaker at international antitrust conferences. Recent publications have addressed the economics of regional State aid and efficiencies in Article 102 TFEU cases (both in the Journal of Competition Law & Economics), as well as selective distribution systems (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement).

For a Q&A with Dr Friederiszick, click here.

A detailed CV can be downloaded here.

Contact

Education

  • Dr. rer. pol., Free University, Berlin
  • Doctorate Program, Humboldt University of Berlin and Free University, Berlin
  • Dipl.-Vw., Free University, Berlin

Publications

2017

  • Price Comparison Websites and Selective Distribution Systems: An Effects-Based Approach
    Complaw-blog, 12 December 2017

2016

  • Remunicipalization and Competition in the Waste management Industry
    Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht, June 2016

2015

  • A Fleet Without a Captain? Taking Stock of European Antitrust Litigation Post EU Directive
    CPI Antitrust Chronicle, January 2015 (1)
  • Competition policy in modern retail markets
    Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Oxford University Press, November 2015
  • Hidden Efficiencies: The Relevance of Business Justifications in Abuse of Dominance Cases
    Journal of Competition Law & Economics, August 2015

2014

  • Cross-country price comparisons for competitive assessment

2013

  • The Handbook of Competition Economics 2014 – Germany (country chapter)
    Global Competition Review.

2012

  • Dominant and Efficient – On the Relevance of Efficiencies in Abuse of Dominance Cases
    ESMT Working Paper No. WP-12-01.
  • Implications of the State Aid Modernisation for the Assessment of Large Investment Projects
    EStAL – Issue: 1/2013 – pp. 46-60.

2011

  • Assessment of a sustainable internet model for the near future
    ESMT No. BB–11–01.Kooperation zum Bau neuer Glasfasernetze – Wettbewerbsökonomische Beurteilung für Swisscom, ewz, ewb und die Stadt St. Gallen
  • ESMT Competition Analysis Final Report.Quantification of harm to competition by national courts and competition agencies
    Background note for the OECD Secretariat to the Competition Committee (EN).
  • Quantification of harm to competition by national courts and competition agencies
    Background note for the OECD Secretariat to the Competition Committee (FR).
    The German Cement Cartel case and the trade-off between accuracy and practicality
    Concurrences 1: 24-26.
  • The Handbook of Competition Economics 2012 – Germany (country chapter) In: C. Campbell (Ed.), The Handbook of Competition Economics 2012. Nottinghamshire: Encompass Print Solutions.

2010

  • Anticompetitive Behaviour of Public Enterprises – Lessons to Be Learned from European State Aid Control
    Concurrences 1: foreword.
  • Quantification of Harm in Damages Actions for Antitrust Infringements: Insights from German Cartel Cases
  • Journal of Competition Law & Economics 6 (3), 595-618.

2009

  • An Economic Assessment of the Relationship between Price Regulation and Incentives to Innovate in the Pharmaceutical Industry
    ESMT No. WP-109-03.
  • Does Europe need subsidized competition for achieving the goal of rapid deployment of broadband networks?
    Comments on the draft Community Guidelines for the application of State aid rules in relation to rapid deployment of broadband networks. Submitted to the EC Commission.
    Economic Analysis in EU Competition Cases
    In: J. Drexl, L. Idiot and J. Monéger (Eds.), Economic Theory and Competition Law. Chapter 1, 3-19.
  • On the Difficult Relationship between Competition Policy and Public Enterprises – What can be learned from Recent Developments in the Field of European State Aid Control
    In: The Pros and Cons of Competition in/by the Public Sector, edited by the Swedish Competition Authority.
    Railway Alliances in EC Long-Distance Passenger Transport: A Competitive Assessment Post-Liberalization 2010
    ESMT No. WP-109-01.
  • Zugangsregulierung – Auswirkung auf Investitionen in das Festnetz in der Schweiz Eine Studie für die Swisscom AG. 2009.

2008

  • Der „Refined Economic Approach“ in der Beihilfenkontrolle. Innen- und Außenansichten
    In: P. Oberender (Ed.), Der “more economic approach” in der Beihilfenkontrolle. Schriften des Vereins für Socialpolitik. Band 319. 49-62.
  • Overcharge Estimations in Cartel Cases – Lessons Learned from a Recent Judgment on the German Paper Wholesaler Cartel
    In: Global Competition Litigation Review 1/2008, 1-10.

2007

  • Analysing the Relationship Between Regulations and Investment in the Telecom Sector
    ESMT White Paper 2007.
  • Energy: Choices for Europe
    ESMT Whitepaper Series.
  • European State aid control. An Economic Framework
    In P. Buccirossi (Ed.) Handbook of Antitrust Economics. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT press. 625-671.
  • Ökonomische Analyse in der EU Wettbewerbspolitik. Ein erstes Resümee
    In: Baudenbacher, C. (Ed.), Neueste Entwicklungen im europäischen und internationalen Kartellrecht. Dreizehntes St. Galler Internationales Kartellrechtsforum, Helbing und Lichtenhahn.
  • The Role of Economics in Cartel Detection in Europe
    In: D. Schmidtchen, M. Albert and S. Voigt (eds.), The More Economic Approach in European Competition Law, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen.
  • Triggering inspections ex officio: moving beyond a passive EU cartel policy Journal of Competition Law and Economics 2008 4: 89-113.
  • Using Economic Analysis to Assess R&D&I State Aid Measures
    European State Aid Law Quarterly, Vol. 6 (4), 592-604.

Presentations

2017

  • DG COMP Workshop on pass-on
    Brussels, 21st June 2017
  • Geographic Market Definition – Analysis & Visualization
    Brussels, 31 May 2017
  • The Antitrust Enforcement Symposium 2017
    Oxford, 24 June 2017

2016

  • Conference on State Aid Control: Where Law and Economics Meet
    Lexxion, Brussels, 30 September 2016
  • Presentation at The Antitrust Enforcement Symposium
    Oxford,June 2016
  • Presentation on rebates at the “New Frontiers of Antitrust“ Conference in Paris
    Concurrences, Paris, June 2016

2014

  • Is economic analysis in 102 cases still relevant post Intel?
    The Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, Oxford, 28-29 June 2014.

2013

  • Dominant and Efficient – On the Relevance of Efficiencies in Abuse of Dominance Cases
    Hal White Antitrust Conference, June 3/4, 2013.
  • Standard of Proof for Economic Evidence in Competition Cases
    IBC Competition Economics 2013, London, 25 April 2013.
  • Workshop on EU Cartel Litigation The Economists’ role
    Antitrust and Competition Law Compliance, 25 September 2013, Amsterdam.

2012

  • Defending Cartels in Regulatory Investigations – The Role of Economics
    Presentation at the IBC Competition Economics 2012, London, 20 March 2012.
  • Dominant and Efficient : On the relevance of efficiencies in Article 102 TFEU cases
    Presentation at the OECD Roundtable, Paris, 24-25 October 2012.
  • Economics to Detect Collusion : The Hunt for the Perfect Benchmark
    10th ACE Annual Conference, Paris, 26 October 2012.
  • Regional Aid Guidelines and Large Investment Projects
    Presentation at the 10th Experts’ Forum on New Developments in European State Aid Law, Brussels, 8 June 2012.

2011

  • Comments on the EU draft Guidance Paper – Quantification of harm
    Presentation at the EC workshop on the draft Guidance Paper on the quantification of harm in Brussels, 27 September 2011.
  • Competitive assessment of price cycles in German retail gasoline markets
    Presentation at the ACE Annual Conference on 17-18 November, 2011 in Bergen, Norway.
  • Informationsaustausch
    Presentation on the law and economics of information exchange at the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht in Munich, 18 October 2011.
  • Kooperation zum Bau neuer Glasfasernetze – Wettbewerbsökonomische Beurteilung
    Presentation at economiesuisse: Seminar FTTH Glasfaser, Zurich, on 14 June 2011.
  • Pharmaceutical innovation and pricing regulation – An economic assessment
    Presentation at Novartis: Workshop on The Forms of Pharmaceutical Regulation and Their Influence on Innovation in the Health System, Prague on 13 January 2011.
  • Pros and cons of net neutrality – Assessment of a sustainable Internet business model for the near future
  • Presentation at the ETNO Meeting, at the Deutsche Telekom representation in Berlin on 18 March 2011.

2010

  • Measuring competition in regulation and antitrust
    Presentation at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen: Workshop on Effective Competition in Network Industries, Giessen on 27-28 May 2010.
  • On the relationship between price regulation and innovation
    Presentation at Howrey LLP: Competition and Intellectual Property Symposium, Paris on 4 June 2010.
    Pharmaceutical innovation and pricing regulation
    Presentation at the Workshop at the EC – DG Enterprise, Brussels on 12 May 2010.
  • Pharmaceutical innovation and pricing regulation – An economic assessment
    Presentation at the European Parliament: Economic Impact of Pharmaceutical Price Regulation on Innovative Products, Lunch Seminar organised by EUCOPE in Brussels on 26 October 2010.
  • Private enforcement: Damage assessment – Insights from German cartel cases
    Presentation at the Belgian Competition Authority: European Competition Day, Brussels on 21 October 2010.
  • Quantification of harm in damages actions for antitrust infringements
    Presentation at the European Commission: Workshop on quantification of antitrust harm, Brussels on 26 January 2010.
  • Wie geht es weiter nach der Krise? – Argumente für und gegen Fortführung des Temporary Framework State Aid
    Presentation at the Euroforum: Beihilfenrecht 2010, Berlin on 23-25 June 2010.

2009

  • (An-) Reizeffekt: Stärken und Schwächen
    Presentation at the Berliner Gesprächskreis zum Europäischen Beihilfenrecht e.V.: 16. Veranstaltung, Berlin on 2 October 2009.
  • Analyzing the Perspectives for Intramodal Competition in the Railway Industry – the Case of Long-Distance Passenger Transport
  • Presentation at the European Parliament, Brussels on 1 April 2009.
    Analyzing the Perspectives for Intramodal Competition in the Railway Industry – the Case of Long-Distance Passenger Transport
  • Presentation at the Bates White 6th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, on 1-2 June 2009.
    Competition between railway operators and low cost carriers in long-distance passenger transport
  • Presentation at the Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung: Competition Policy Forum, Mannheim on 3 December 2009.
  • Legal and economic impact of the state aid measures
    Presentation at the IBC Legal conferences, 3rd annual event: Competition Law in the Financial Services Sector, London on 23 June 2009.
  • On the difficult relationship between competition policy and public enterprises
    Swedish Competition Authority Seminar :”The Pros and Cons of Competition in/by the Public Sector”, 13 November 2009, Stockholm.
  • The German Cement Cartel
    Presentation at the ACE Annual Conference, Berlin on 26-27 November 2009, hosted by ESMT.

Rainer Nitsche, Director E.CA Economics and Research Fellow, ESMT

Rainer Nitsche

Director and Research Fellow, ESMT

Rainer Nitsche

Director and Research Fellow, ESMT

Dr Rainer Nitsche is a Director of E.CA Economics and an expert in providing economic advice in competition and litigation cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities in Germany, Austria, the UK and the Netherlands. He has more than 20 years’ experience in supporting clients in all fields of competition policy enforcement, including cartel and abuse of a dominant position cases and merger control (Phase I and Phase II investigations). In addition, he has advised undertakings on a variety of regulation issues in network industries and several European national governments and State aid recipients in State aid control proceedings. He is named in GCR’s Who’s Who as one of the leading competition economists.

Besides renowned law firms, his clients have also included the European Commission and British, Dutch and German competition and regulatory authorities. He regularly testifies as a court expert on merger and litigation cases for the Austrian Cartel Court. Dr Nitsche has conducted overcharge and damage assessments for courts, plaintiffs and defendants in more than 20 cartel matters (e.g. automotive glass, acoustic and thermal isolation products, bearings, beer, chemicals, cold cuts, de-icing salt, district heating, elevators and escalators, financial products, firefighting vehicles, grocery retail, liquefied petroleum gas, rails, sugar, trucks) and he has advised and testified in more than 40 merger proceedings (e.g. RHI/Magnesita, Wiener Hafen/ÖBB-Infrastruktur, Immonet/Immowelt, Novomatic/Casino Austria, Heidelberg Cement/Italcementi, Telefónica/E-Plus, H3G/O2, Liberty Global/Kabel BW, Strabag/Lafarge, Vattenfall/Nuon, REWE/Adeg, T Mobile/tele.ring). In addition, he has advised on a number of abuse of dominant position cases in the telecommunications and other network industries.

Dr Nitsche regularly publishes and speaks on antitrust matters. He is a research fellow at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) where he teaches a course on digital platform strategy.

A detailed CV can be downloaded here.

Contact

Education

  • Dr. rer. oec. in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • MSc in Economics, London School of Economics
  • Diplom Volkswirt, Freie Universität Berlin

Publications

2016

  • Multiple rounds in a chain store game
    Theory and Decision, doi: 10.1007/s11238-016-9551-2

2015

  • Upward Pricing Pressure Analysis: Critical Issues in Recent Applications
    Journal of European Competition Law & Practice (2015) 6, 48-53.

2014

  • A price concentration study on European mobile telecom markets
    ESMT Working Paper No. WP-14-07.
  • Margin squeeze : An overview of EU and national case law
    e-Competitions Bulletin Margin squeeze, Art. N° 65238

2012

  • Competition Law in Regulated Industries: On the Case and Scope for Intervention
    Journal of European Competition Law & Practice 2012, doi: 10.1093/jeclap/lpr087.
  • Owner Effect and Sunk Investments
    Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht, issue 11/2012: 408-413.

2011

  • Access regulation and investment in next generation networks – A ranking of regulatory regimes
    International Journal of Industrial Organization 29 (2): 263-272.
  • Defining Product Markets for Retail Rental Space: Thoughts on Methodological Choices
    European Competition Journal 7 (3): 421-431.
  • Defining product markets for shopping centers – Thoughts on methodological choices
    ESMT No. WP-11-02.
  • The Handbook of Competition Economics 2012 – Germany (country chapter)
    In: C. Campbell (Ed.), The Handbook of Competition Economics 2012. Nottinghamshire: Encompass Print Solutions.

2010

  • Großhandelsmärkte für Strom – Marktintegration und Wettbewerb aus deutscher Perspektive
    Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen, 3-2010.
  • NGA: Access Regulation, Investment, and Welfare. A Model Based Comparative AnalysiS
    ESMT White Paper No. WP-110-02. 
  • Screening and Merger Activity
    Journal of Industrial Economics 58 (4):794-817.
  • The Electricity Wholesale Sector: Market Integration and Competition
    ESMT No. WP-110-01.

2009

  • Access Regulation and Investment in the Next Generation Networks: A Ranking of Regulatory Regimes
    ESMT Working Paper No. 09-003.
  • Does Europe need subsidized competition for achieving the goal of rapid deployment of broadband networks?
    Comments on the draft Community Guidelines for the application of State aid rules in relation to rapid deployment of broadband networks. Submitted to the EC Commission

2007

  • Comments on State Aid Reform – some Implications of an Effects-based Approach. |
    European State Aid Law Quarterly, 5: 23-34.

2006

  • Comments on state aid reform: Some implications of an Effects-based approach.
    In Conferences on New Political Economy, Vol. 24 : The More Economic Approach to European Competition Law, ed. D. Schmidtchen, M. Albert and Stefan Voigt, 321-344. Frankfurt a. M. : Mohr Siebeck.
  • Study on Methods to Analyse the Effects of State Aid on Competition
    European Economy No 244.
  • T-Mobile/tele. ring: analysing mavericks and efficiencies in “the first gap case”.
    CRA Competition Memo, July 2006
  • Wettbewerbsökonomische Analyse der Auswirkungen von Fusionen.
    Recht und Ökonomie im europäischen Wettbewerbsrecht, 53-70. In der Schriftenreihe Europäisches Recht, Politik und Wirtschaft; Bd.318.

2004

  • Competitive Impacts of Information Exchange
    Paper written on behalf of the European Liner Affairs Association in the context of the reform of Regulation 4056/86.
  • CRA-Study for the European Commission, DG Enterprise, November 2004.
  • Economics on the Advance—European Reform and German Competition Policy (Die ökonomische Analyse auf dem Vormarsch – Europäische Reform und deutsche Wettbewerbspolitik
    Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb, 54 (3): 250–258.
  • Innovation in the pharmaceutical sector.
    CRA-Study for the European Commission, DG Enterprise, November 2004.
  • Study on the Port of Rotterdam – Market Definition and Market Power
    CRA-Study for the Dutch competition authority (Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit, NMa), December 2004.

2003

  • Comments to the Draft Notice on Horizontal Merger Control.
    Submission to the European Commission, March 2003.

2002

  • Are Anti-Predation Rules in the Public Interest?
    CRA Competition Policy Discussion Paper 5, Charles River Associates Limited, September 2002.
  • On the Effectiveness of Anti-Predation Rules
    WZB Discussion Paper FS IV 02-12, 2002.

2001

  • Liberalisierung von Netzökonomien. Herausforderung für die Wettbewerbspolitik (Liberalizing Network Industries. A Challenge for Competition Policy)
    In Die Soziale Marktwirtschaft in der neuen Weltwirtschaft (WZB-Jahrbuch 2001), ed. L.-H Röller and C. Wey, 249-290. Fulda: Fuldaer Verlagsagentur.
  • Nach der Liberalisierung. Eine Herausforderung für die Wettbewerbspolitik (Competition after Liberalization. A challenge for competition policy).
    WZB-Mitteilungen, 92, June 2001:12-15.

2000

  • Incentive to Grow : Multimarket Firms and Predation.
    WZB Discussion Paper FS IV00-19, December 2000.

1998

  • Liberalization and Privatization of London Transport
    DVG Schriftenreihe, B213.

1996

  • Wege zur effizienten Organisation des öffentlichen Personennahverkehrs. Optionen für die kommunalen gebietskörperschaften
    Price Waterhouse Brochure.

Presentations

2016

  • Presentation at ERA Summer Course on European Competition Law
    Trier, July 2016
  • Presentation at GCR Live 5th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology
    London, July 2016

2014

  • Cartel Presumptions, Quantification and Pass-on – a Claimant’s View.
    2nd E.CA Competition Law and Economics Expert Forum, 14 March 2014, Berlin.
  • Mobile telephony mergers: Telefonica/E-plus
    12th ACE Annual Conference, 5 December 2014, Mannheim.

2013

  • A panel discussion on the competition law of joint ventures.
    Noerr Competition Day 2013, 14 May 2013, Munich.
  • Comments on Sector Inquiries and Joint Ventures
    Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, 27 February 2013, Berlin.
  • Regional Aid – Observations on Welfare and Entrepreneurs
    ERA State Aid Conference, 15 November 2013, Trier.
  • Workshop on EU Cartel Litigation The Economists’ role
    Antitrust and Competition Law Compliance, 25 September 2013, Amsterdam.

2012

  • Efficiencies as a Meaningful Defence in Merger Control
    Presentation at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy (ICC) and Crowell and Moring LPP Annual Conference, 15 June 2012, Brussels.
  • LGI’s Acquisition of KBW – Effects on Competition and Bargaining Power
    Bates White’s Ninth Annual Antitrust Conference, 7 June 2012, Washington.
  • Materielle Fusionskontrolle : Leitfaden und 8. GWB-Novelle
    Presentation at the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht,18 October 2012, Berlin

2011

  • Strabag/Lafarge – critical customer approach and other methods
    Presentation at the ACE Annual Conference on 17-18 November in Bergen, Norway.

2010

  • Conglomerate Merger Control and Predation
    Bates White’s Seventh Annual Antitrust Conference, 7-8 June 2010, Washington.
    NGA: Access Regulation, Investment, and Welfare. A Model Based Comparative Analysis
  • Magna/Karmann: Collective Dominance and Treatment of Customer Statements as Evidence
    ACE 2010 Annual Conference, 11-12 November 2010, Norwich.

2009

  • Assessing Risk Sharing Proposals
    ECTA Conference : Fibre Investment for Europe’s Recovery, 25 June 2009, Brussels.
  • DF Profitability for Investors and Access Seekers in Different Regulatory Environments and Investment Settings
    Broad Group: 2nd annual Dark Fibre Convention, 5-6 November 2009, London.
  • Private Investor Test – Economic Methods to Determine the Behaviour of Private Investors in the Counterfactual
    Euroforum-Jahrestagung Beihilfenrecht, 24 June 2009, Berlin.
  • Quantification of Damages in Private Enforcement Actions
    Seminar der Konrad Adenauer Stiftung : Europaische Wettbewerbspolitik am Beispiel des Europaischen Kartellrechts, 6 May 2009, Brussels.
  • Role of Economic Analyses in Competition Law.
    Association of Corporate Councel Europe (ACCE) Seminar, 14 May 2009, Frankfurt.

2008

  • Managing Economic Analysis in Competition Law
    ESMT Open Enrollment Program, 11-12 April 2008, Cologne.

2007

  • Benefit and Harm of Information Exchange
    IBC Conference: Advanced EC Competition Law, 24 April 2007, The Café Royale, London.
  • Ex ante Regulation – The Mobile Telephony Case
    ESMT program : Political Economy of Regulation, 21 November 2007, Berlin.
  • International Comparison of Mobile Termination Rates.
    Bundesnetzagentur : “Prasentation Enteltgenehmigungsantrag von T-Mobile”, 18 October 2007, Bonn.
  • Regulating Dominant Firms – Predation Strategies in the Transport Sector
    ESMT program : Political Economy of Regulation, 21 November 2007, Berlin.
  • The “More Economic Approach” in EU Competition Policy: 5 Hypotheses.
    2. Wissenschaftlicher Roundtable, DIW, 26 October 2007, Berlin.
  • What is Driving Utility Industry Consolidation?
    The Institute of Economic Affairs’ 6th Annual Conference “Energy 2007 : Challenges across Europe”, 29-30 October 2007, Brussels.

2006

  • A Refined Economic Approach in European State Aid Control – The Art of Assessing Market Failures
    4th Annual Experts’ Forum on New Developments in European State Aid Control, 18 March 2006, Brussels.
  • Comments on State Aid Reform – Some Implications of an Effects-based Approach
    25th Conference on Political Economy: “Frontiers of EC Antitrust Enforcement: The More Economic Approach”, 12-14 October 2006, Saarbrücken.
  • Selectivity, Economic Advantage, Distortion of Competition and Effect of Trade
    IT-Tower Workshop, 15 June 2006, Brussels.
  • Strategic Thoughts on the Regulation of Mobile Termination Rates
    Symposium Humboldt Universität Berlin: “Weichenstellung in der Mobilfunkregulierung”, 4 September 2006, Berlin.
  • The Economic Assessment of State Aid – How it can be done
    Advanced State Aid Seminar and Maastricht Forum on State Aid, 22 June 2006, Maastricht.
  • The Most Appropriate Economic Tool for a Better Targeted State Aid Policy
    GCLC Conference “Economic Analysis of State Aid Rules – Contributions and Limits”, 21 September 2006, Brussels.

2005

  • Examples for Economic Analyses in Merger Control.
    Kolloquium “Recht und Ökonomie im Europäischen Wirtschaftsrecht”, 8 July 2005, Freiburg.
  • Innovation Crisis? The Role of Incentives to Innovate.
    DGPharMed-Jahreskongress, 17 March 2005, Cologne.
  • State Aid Reform – Implications and Open Issues
    Best Friends Law Firm Network, 21 February 2006, Brussels and 3rd Annual CRA Conference, 15 December 2005, Brussels.
  • The Economic Approach regarding Innovation Aid.
    Berliner Gesprächskreis 7tes Treffen Aktionsplan ,,Staatliche Beihilfen”, der ökonomische Ansatz; Innovation und FuE-Beihilfen, 12 December 2005, Berlin.
  • The Effect of State Aid on Competition
    3rd Annual ACE Conference, 2 December 2005, Copenhagen.
  • The Role of Economic Analysis in Applying Art. 81
    ERA (Europäische Rechtsakademie) Tagung “Der Einfluss des europäischen Wettbewerbsrechts auf die nationale Richter- und Anwaltspraxis”, 7-8 March 2005, Vienna.

2004

  • Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry.
    Roundtable with Industry Experts, 25 June 2004, Brussels.

2003

  • State Aid – The Effect on Trade.
    ERA (Europäische Rechtsakademie) 7. Forum zum europäischen Beihilfenrecht, 13 November 2003, Trier.

2002

  • On the Effectiveness of Anti-Predation Rules.
    IUI Stockholm Research Institute of Industrial Economics, 10 December 2002, Stockholm / EEA (European Economic Association) Congress 2002, 22-24 August 2002, Venice / WZB Economic Seminar Series, 4 February 2002, Berlin

2000

  • Discussion of “Why Mergers Reduce Profits and Raise Share Prices – A Thery of Preemptive Mergers”, by Sven-Olof Fridolfsson and Johan Stennek
    WZB-Conference Industrial Organisation, 1 December 2000, Berlin
  • Incentives to Grow: Multimarket Firms and Predation
    27th EARIE (European Association for Research in Industrial Economics) Annual Conference, 7-10 September 2000, Lausanne.
  • Liberalisation in a Social Market Economy: Challenges for Competition Policy
    WZB-Jahrbuchkonferenz, 8 December 2000, Berlin.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Lecture
    Seminar im Auftrag von Professor Röller für das wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Hauptstudium an der Humboldt Universität Berlin, Wintersemester 2000, Berlin.

1999

  • Electrified? Liberalisation of European Electricity Markets
    Jean Monet Seminar im Auftrag von Professor Hubert für das wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Hauptstudium and der Freien Universität, Wintersemester 1999, BerliN
  • Experiences with the Tendering Regime of London Buses
    FHW Seminar “Umstrukturierung und Kommerzialisierung” , 12 May 1999, Berlin

1997

  • Comment to the Draft Postal Act of the German Government
    Öffentlichen Anhörung zum Postgesetzentwurf der Bundesregierung, 24 September 1997, Bonn.
  • Liberalisation and Privatisation of London Transport.
    30. Verkehrswissenschaftliches Seminar der Gesellschaft für Verkehrswissenschaft und Regionalpolitik an der Universität Freiburg (Prof. Dr. Knieps) in Verbindung mit der Verkehrswissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft, 8 October 1997, Hinterzarten.
  • Liberalisation of Local Bus Services in London
    Gastvortrag bei Prof. Dr. Jürgen Müller, Fachlochschule für Wirtschaft Berlin, 6 June 1997, Berlin.

1996

  • Market Structure in a Liberalised Postal Market
    Gastvortrag im Seminar “Wettbewerb und Regulierung in Europa”, Prof. Dr. Tomann, FU-Berlin, 22 January 1999 and 9 May 1997 and 15 November 1996, Berlin.

Theon van Dijk, Director E.CA Economics

Theon van Dijk

Director

Theon van Dijk

Director

Dr Theon van Dijk is a Director of E.CA Economics and has more than 20 years’ experience as an expert in the economics of competition law and network regulation.

His experience covers all fields of competition policy enforcement, including providing economic support to parties in merger control cases (initial and in-depth investigations), in abuse of dominance and cartel investigations, with self-assessments of vertical and horizontal agreements, in State aid matters and regarding intellectual property licensing conditions. He has worked on cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. In addition, he has advised parties in litigation cases, including cartel damages cases, and has acted as an economic expert on behalf of parties before court and in arbitration proceedings. He has also served as an arbitrator.

Besides renowned law firms and national competition authorities and regulators, his clients have included firms in a wide range of industries, such as the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, consumer electronics, fast-moving consumer goods, broadcast services, lighting products, salt, sugar, beer, publishing, hospital and telecommunications services sectors. Theon has provided expert advice to companies such as Philips Medical Systems, Funda, TenneT, Sandd, Parnassia, Betfair, L’Oréal, The Greenery, Brink’s and Knauf.

After working in senior positions for major international consultancies in London and Brussels, Theon founded Lexonomics in 2005, which joined forces with E.CA Economics in November 2016. Between 2013 and 2015, Theon served as the Chief Economist of the European Patent Office in Munich. He has published widely in the areas of industrial economics, competition policy and intellectual property.

A detailed CV can be downloaded here.

Contact

Education

  • PhD in Economics, Maastricht University
  • MA in Economics, Maastricht University (cum laude)

Publications

2017

  • Price Comparison Websites and Selective Distribution Systems: An Effects-Based Approach
    Complaw-blog, 12 December 2017

2013

  • Bertrand Competition with an Asymmetric No-discrimination Constraint
    Journal of Industrial Economics , Volume LXI, March 2013, pp. 62-83

2012

  • Competition policy and public interests: an economic perspective (in Dutch)
    Markt & Mededinging, October 2012, nr. 4, pp. 149- 156
  • New cartel watchdog has to show its teeth (in Dutch)
    Het Financieele Dagblad, 9 October 2012
  • Only competition is relevant for the new Authority Consumer and Market ” (in Dutch)
    Me Judice, 25 September 2012 

2011

  • Annotation: Van Drie/Alpuro (in Dutch)
    Markt & Mededinging, december 2011, nr. 6, pp. 245-248

2010

  • Access Regulation, Competition, and Broadband Penetration: An International Study
    Telecommunications Policy, December 2010, volume 34, issue 11, pp. 661-671
  • CBb wrongly nullifies OPTA’s broadcasting market analysis decisions (in Dutch)
    Actualiteiten Mededingingsrecht 5, October 2010
  • Implementing the passing-on defence in cartel damages actions
    Global Competition Litigation Review, 2010, volume 3, pp. 98-105
  • The New Block Exemption Vertical Restraints – A Modest Step Forward
    Markt & Mededinging 3: 107-111, June 2010
  • The New EC Block Exemption for Vertical Restraints: a Step Forward and a Missed Opportunity
    CPI Antitrust Journal, June 2010 (2)
  • The passing-on defence and the full compensation principle
    Concurrences, 3-2010

2009

  • Cartel Damages Claims and the Passing-On Defense
    Journal of Industrial Economics Vol 57(3), pp: 457-491, September 2009
  • Imperfect Enforcement of Predatory Pricing Law
    Working Paper, 24 April 2009
  • The Draft Block Exemption Vertical Restraints – A Step Forward? (in Dutch)

2008

  • Quantification of Damages
    Wayne D. Collins, ed., Issues in Competition Law and Policy, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, 2008
  • Regulation and Broadband Penetration – What is Required to Regain Speed in Belgium?

2005

  • Assessing Unilateral Effects in Bidding Markets: Mixed Progress
    in: L. Hancher and P. Lugard (eds.), On the Merits, Current Issues in Competition Law and Policy (Liber Amicorum Peter Plompen), Intersentia, 2005
  • Niet-horizontale concentraties en diagonaal economisch denken
    Markt & Mededinging, december 2005, 8: 8, pp: 239-246

2003

  • An Address Model of Patent Breadth with Two Countries
    Applied Microeconomics Theory: Selected Essays of B. Curtis Eaton, Edward Elgar Press, 2003

2002

  • De roofprijzentest in de Deutsche Post AG zaak
    Tijdschrift Privatisering,
  • Unilateral Effects in Retail Chain Mergers: An Application to Supermarkets
    European Competition Law Review 23 (4): 180-192 (2002)

2001

  • General or Specific Competition Rules for Network Utilities?
    Journal of Network Industries, 2: 93-111

2000

  • Gezamenlijke marktmacht en het besluit inzake Airtours/FirstChoice
    Markt & Mededinging, 3(3), Juni 2000: 89-95
  • Licence Contracts, Future Exchange Clauses, and Technological Competition
    European Economic Review, 44: 1431-1448

1999

  • Executive Summary of “The Economic Consequences of the Choice of a Regime of Exhaustion in the Area of Trademarks
    NERA, London, February 1999

1998

  • Competition and Innovation
    De Economist 146 (3): 445-461
  • Ervaringen met Public Private Partnerships in het Verenigd Koninkrijk
    Economisch Statistische Berichten, 8 October 1998, 83(4170): 10-15
  • Passing the European Patent Office: Evidence from the Data-Processing Industry
    Research Policy 27: 937-946
  • Prijsregulering voor netwerkdiensten (in Dutch)
    Economisch Statistische Berichten, 27 March 1998, 83: 253-2561995

1997

  • Regulatory Reform and Competition Policy” and “Science and Technology Policy
    Chapters in: Challenging Neighbours, Rethinking Institutions in Germany and the Netherlands, Springer Verlag, 1997

1996

  • Patent Height and Competition in Product Improvements
    Journal of Industrial Economics 44: 151-167

1995

  • Economic Implications of Converging Patent Breadth in Europe
    in John Hagedoorn (ed.), Technical Change and the World Economy, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
  • Innovation Incentives through Third-Degree Price Discrimination in a Model of Patent Breadth
    Economics Letters, 47: 431-435

1994

  • The Limits of Patent Protection, Essays on the Economics of Intellectual Property Rights
    PhD Thesis, Maastricht: Maastricht University Press,
  • Naar een economische theorie van imperfecte octrooibescherming
    Vraagstelling, 1994, 1(4): 95-102

1992

  • Technologiebeleid in een economisch perspectief
    in R.T. Frambach en E.J. Nijssen (eds.), Technologie en Strategisch Management, Utrecht: Lemma, 1992
  • The Effect of Novelty Requirements on Subsequent Innovations
    Tinbergen Institute Research Bulletin, 1992, 4: 187-195
  • New Perspectives in Investment in Infrastructures”, chapter on “Regulation and investments in infrastructure
    Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)

Simone Kohnz, Director E.CA Economics

Simone Kohnz

Director

Simone Kohnz

Director

Dr Simone Kohnz is a Director at E.CA Economics. She has more than 10 years of experience in economic consulting and has advised clients from a wide range of industries, in all areas of competition policy and across a number of jurisdictions, including Germany, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Austria. In recent years, Simone has specialised in the quantification of damages in private litigation cases. She has advised clients and drafted expert-witness reports for German and Austrian cartel and information-exchange cases in numerous areas, including the sugar, bumper and turntable ladder, district heating, fast-moving consumer goods and de-icing salt sectors.

Simone also has considerable merger experience, with recent work including a number of merger-feasibility studies in the fast-moving consumer goods and asphalt-plant industries. She has also provided assistance in high-profile mergers, including Knorr/Bremse, H+H/Xella and Strabag/Lafarge. Furthermore, she has worked on a number of regulatory cases in the telecommunications, transport and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Prior to joining E.CA, Simone was an analyst at the European competition practice at NERA Economic Consulting in London. Simone holds a Doctorate in bargaining theory from the University of Munich.

Contact

Education

  • Dr. rer. oec. (economics), Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität Munich
  • Diplom Volkswirtin Universität Mannheim

Publications

2011

  • Assessment of a sustainable internet model for the near future
    ESMT No. BB–11–01.

Presentations

2017

  • CMS-Roadshow Kartellrecht 2017
    Stuttgart, 1st June 2017

2011

  • Pros and cons of net neutrality – Assessment of a sustainable Internet business model for the near future
    Presentation at the ETNO Meeting, at the Deutsche Telekom representation in Berlin on 18 March 2011.

Vincent Verouden, Director E.CA Economics

Vincent Verouden

Director

Vincent Verouden

Director

Dr Vincent Verouden joined E.CA Economics in 2014 as a Director of the Brussels office, after having served as a deputy chief economist at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG Competition).

Vincent, a Dutch national, started his professional career at DG Competition in January 2000. In his early years there, he worked for the Merger Task Force (MTF). In addition to reviewing individual merger cases, he was also one of the co-authors of the Commission’s Horizontal Merger Guidelines, published in 2004. Subsequently, Vincent worked for DG Competition’s Chief Economist Team (CET), serving as deputy chief economist between 2012 and 2014. In his time at the CET, Vincent took a lead role in the development of the Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines (2008) and the Commission’s antitrust inquiry into the pharmaceutical sector (2008–2009) and related cases. He was also deeply involved in the economic analysis of State aid cases and the development of policy in this field (State aid modernisation).

His present consulting activities span the fields of antitrust, merger control and State aid control. Recent engagements include work for Airbus Helicopter, ArcelorMittal, Heineken, HeidelbergCement, LG Chem, CVC Capital Partners and Jacobs Holding AG.

Vincent is an extramural fellow at the Tilburg Law and Economics Centre (TILEC), Solvay fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and maître de conférences at the University of Liège/Brussels School of Competition. He is the author of many publications on competition policy, and a co-editor of the reference book “EU State aid control: Law and economics” (Kluwer, 2017).

A detailed CV can be downloaded here.

Contact

Education

  • PhD in Economics, Tilburg University

Publications

2017

  • EU State Aid Control: Law and Economics
    The Hague/London/New York: Kluwer Law International 2017

2016

  • Nieuwe economische standaarden in fusiecontrole: Wat komt er na HHI en SSNIP (New economic standards in merger control; in Dutch)
    Tijdschrift Mededingingsrecht in de Praktijk, Sdu Uitgevers, The Hague

2015

  • EU State aid control: The quest for effectiveness
    EStAL Journal 2015 Issue 4/15: p. 1-6.
  • Information exchanges among competitors
    Horizontal Agreements and Cartels in EU Competition Law, eds. F. Wijckmans and F. Tuytschaever. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2014

  • The economics of competition
    The EC Law of Competition, ed. J. Faull and A. Nikpay, Oxford: Oxford University Press

2009

  • Marktwerking, staatssteun en diensten van algemeen economisch belang – de rol van Artikel 86 EG (Competition, state aid and services of general economic interest – The role of Article 106 EC; in Dutch)
    Preadviezen van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde, The Royal Netherlands Economic Association.

2008

  • Towards a more refined economic approach in state aid control.
    EU competition law: State aid.
  • Vertical agreements: Motivation and impact.
    Competition Law and Policy, ed. W.D. Collins. American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law.

2007

  • European State aid control. An Economic Framework
    In P. Buccirossi (Ed.) Handbook of Antitrust Economics. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT press. 625-671.

2004

  • The draft EU Notice on horizontal mergers: A further step towards convergence.
    The Antitrust Bulletin, 46: 243-285

2003

  • Comments on the role of efficiencies. in EC merger control: A major reform in progress
    Richmond Law & Tax
  • Vertical agreements and article 81(1) EC: The evolving role of economic analysis.
    Antitrust Law Journal 71(2): 525-575

Presentations

2016

  • Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) training program
    Kiev, 29-30 September 2016
  • Conference on State Aid Control: Where Law and Economics Meet
    Lexxion, Brussels, 30 September 2016
  • Presentation at the Berliner Gesprächskreis/UKSALA Roundtable
    Berlin, June 2016
  • Presentation at the ENTraNCE Annual Conference
    European University Institute, Florence, 14-15 October 2016

Rafael Aigner, Senior Economist E.CA Economics

Rafael Aigner

Senior Economist

Rafael Aigner

Senior Economist

Dr Rafael Aigner is a Senior Economist in the Berlin office. He joined E.CA Economics in April 2017. Rafael previously worked as a consultant for DIW Econ, where he advised public and corporate clients on a variety of economic matters. From 2012 to 2014, he served as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods.

Over the course of his career, Rafael has provided clients with advice ranging across the field of competition economics. His experience has included merger proceedings before European and national authorities, arbitrations, and abuse of dominance and State aid cases.

Rafael holds a Doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Bonn, and is a graduate of the European Doctoral Programme in Quantitative Economics. His thesis was supervised by Martin Hellwig, a former head of the German Monopolies Commission. In his thesis, Rafael applied microeconomic theory to questions of public economics and political economy. Rafael additionally obtained a master’s degree from the University of Bonn and a bachelor’s from Göttingen University. During his doctoral studies, he served as a research exchange student at the London School of Economics.

Contact

Education

  • Doctoral Degree in Economics, University of Bonn
  • MSc in Economics, University of Bonn
  • BA in Economics, Göttingen University
  • Graduate of the European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics, research exchange student at the London School of Economics

Publications

2017

  • Chancen der Digitalisierung auf Märkten für urbane Mobilität: Das Beispiel Uber
    In List Forum für Wirtschafts-und Finanzpolitik (Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 139-183). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. (June 2017)
  • The Fehmarn Belt Duopoly – Can the Ferry Compete with a Tunnel?
    Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 100, 1-15.

2015

  • Boring Banks and Taxes
    CES ifo working paper no. 5309

2014

  • Environmental Taxation and Redistribution Concerns
    FinanzArchiv / Public Finance Analysis 70, June 2014, pp. 249-277(29)

Özlem Bedre-Defolie, Associate Professor of Economics, ESMT

Özlem Bedre-Defolie

Associate Professor of Economics, ESMT

Özlem Bedre-Defolie

Associate Professor of Economics, ESMT

Özlem Bedre-Defolie is an Associate Professor (with tenure) of economics. Özlem joined ESMT Berlin in January 2010 as an assistant professor. She received her PhD in economics (with highest distinction) from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) in France and also holds an MSc in Economic Theory and Econometrics from TSE. Before moving to Toulouse, Özlem obtained a BA in Economics and a BSc in Mathematics from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Before joining ESMT she spent a year in Paris as a postdoctoral research fellow at Ecole Polytechnique, Business Chair. During the first two years of her appointment at ESMT she worked as a part-time visiting scholar in the research department of the Financial Stability Wing of Norges Bank (the central bank of Norway).

Özlem’s research interests are mainly theoretical and applied microeconomics, and industrial organization. In particular, her research focusses on contracts and pricing strategies of platforms, estimation of end user demands in the payment card industry, implications of long-term contracts, multiproduct firm pricing and implications of buyer power in vertical relationships. Her research has been published in leading economics, marketing and industrial organization journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Marketing Science, International Journal of Industrial Organization.

Özlem teaches two full-time MBA courses regularly: “Quantitative Methods” and “Competitive and Dynamic Pricing”. She also teaches industrial organization/management science II at the Berlin Doctoral Program in Economics and Management Science (BDPEMS).

A detailed CV can be downloaded here.

Contact

Education

  • PhD in Economics, Toulouse School of Economics
  • European Diploma, Toulouse School of Economics
  • MSc in Economic Theory and Econometrics, Toulouse School of Economics
  • BA in Economics, Boğaziçi University, Turkey
  • BSc in Mathematics, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

Publications

2014

  • The equivalence of bundling and advance sales.
    Marketing science 33(2): 259-272

2013

  • Pricing payment cards.
    American Economic Journal: Microeconomics 5(3): 206–231

2012

  • Vertical coordination through renegotiation.
    International Journal of Industrial Organization 30(6): 553–563

Brecht Boone, Economist E.CA Economics

Brecht Boone

Economist

Brecht Boone

Economist

Brecht Boone is an Economist in the Brussels office. He joined E.CA Economics in August 2017. Previously, he was a doctoral fellow at Research Foundation Flanders, Ghent University. In his research, he specialised in the theoretical analysis of labour market policy effects and expectation formation among households.

Brecht holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Economics from Ghent University. During his master’s studies, he took several advanced courses in econometrics, macroeconomics and microeconomics.

Contact

Education

  • PhD fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders, Ghent University
  • BSc and MSc in economics from Ghent University

Eleonora Cavalera, Team Assistant E.CA Economics

Eleonora Cavalera

Team Assistant

Eleonora Cavalera

Team Assistant

Eleonora Cavalera joined E.CA Economics in May 2016 as a Team assistant for the Brussels office. She previously served as office manager for various international companies. Before joining E.CA, she has worked as office manager in the Brussels office of a major Brazilian petrochemical company for six years.

Eleonora obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business administration at the Ecole Supérieure d’Affaires & de Secrétariat (E.S.A.S.) in Brussels 1986.

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Romain Defoort, Economist E.CA Economics

Romain Defoort

Economist

Romain Defoort

Economist

Romain Defoort is an Economist in the Brussels office. He joined E.CA Economics in October 2016 after completing his master’s in economics at the Toulouse School of Economics. During his studies, Romain specialised in microeconomics and industrial organization.

Prior to this time, he completed a traineeship on the Chief Economist Team at the EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition and worked as a summer intern at the Bank of France.

Romain also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Economics from Sciences Po Strasbourg, and spent a year abroad at the University of Leipzig.

Contact

Education

  • MSc in Economics, Toulouse School of Economics
  • BA Law & Economics, Sciences Po Strasbourg

Bas Dessens, Associate Principal E.CA Economics

Bas Dessens

Associate Principal

Bas Dessens

Associate Principal

Bas Dessens is an Associate Principal in the Berlin office. He joined E.CA Economics in 2006. He has extensive experience in the field of competition economics and has supported clients in cases related to State aid, mergers, cartels, abuse of dominance, regulation and market investigations. Bas has experience in a broad range of sectors, including the transportation, elevator, advertising, microelectronics, pharmaceutical, beverage distribution, retail, telecommunications, auditing services, film distribution, car park, forklift truck, gas-insulated switchgear and various other commodity industries.

For more than a year, Bas was seconded to the UK Competition Commission (the Competition and Markets Authority’s predecessor), where he worked on several merger proceedings and a market investigation. Prior to joining E.CA, Bas served as a business consultant at Atos Consulting in the Netherlands. While there, he worked on a number of projects that focussed on the consumer electronics, chemicals, and oil and gas industries. Bas holds master’s degree from Tilburg University and the Humboldt University of Berlin in the areas of business and economics.

Contact

Education

  • MSc International Business, Tilburg University
  • MSc Economics and Management Science, Humboldt University of Berlin

Publications

2016

  • Nieuwe economische standaarden in fusiecontrole: Wat komt er na HHI en SSNIP (New economic standards in merger control; in Dutch)
    Tijdschrift Mededingingsrecht in de Praktijk, Sdu Uitgevers, The Hague

2009

  • Zugangsregulierung – Auswirkung auf Investitionen in das Festnetz in der Schweiz
    Eine Studie für die Swisscom AG. 2009.

Presentations

2011

  • Competitive assessment of price cycles in German retail gasoline markets
    Presentation at the ACE Annual Conference on 17-18 November, 2011 in Bergen, Norway

Marcus Gerlach, Software Engineer E.CA Economics

Marcus Gerlach

Software Engineer

Marcus Gerlach

Software Engineer

Marcus Gerlach is a Software Engineer in the Berlin office. He joined E.CA Economics in May 2013. Previously, he worked as a software-engineering project manager and as a software consultant.

Since 2007, Marcus has gained extensive experience as a software engineer, project manager, consultant, database architect, system/database/network administrator and game developer.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Media from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences with a focus on software engineering. In his research, he works on the development of software for a variety of platforms including PCs, smartphones and web servers.

Contact

Education

  • BSc in Computer Science and Media, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Elzbieta Głowicka, Associate Principal E.CA Economics

Elżbieta Głowicka

Associate Principal

Elżbieta Głowicka

Associate Principal

Dr Ela Głowicka is an Associate Principal in the Berlin office. She joined E.CA Economics in October 2013. She has 10 years’ experience in economic and econometric analysis applied across the entire range of competition policy enforcement. She supports clients in competition and private litigation cases before the European Commission, national competition authorities and in national courts. In 2017, W@Competition named her as one of their “30 in their 30s” Notable Women in Competition Economics.

Ela’s recent work has focussed on mergers, vertical restraints in selective distribution systems, ex-post evaluation of State aid, and national and international cartels. She has estimated cartel overcharges and damages in air cargo, food retail, automotive and cathode-ray tubes. She has additionally assessed merger effects in the automotive and cement markets.

Prior to joining E.CA, Ela spent six years on the Chief Economist Team at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, where she provided expert economic advice regarding major mergers in the music, pharmaceutical, retail fuel and agricultural industries. She contributed economic evidence to the DG’s pharmaceutical sector inquiry, as well as to several antitrust cases in the pharmaceutical and cement industries. Ela provided advice in State aid cases and developed the methodology for ex-post State aid evaluation.

Ela holds a Doctoral degree from Humboldt University, where she completed a thesis on competition policy applied to bailouts.

Contact

Education

  • PhD (Dr. der Wirtschaftswissenschaften) in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • MA in Applied Mathematics, Warsaw University
  • MA in Quantitative Economics, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

Publications

2015

  • Competition policy in modern retail markets, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement, Oxford University Press, November 2015. 

2009

  • Fuel for thought – StatoilHydro / ConocoPhillips (JET), with Jérôme Cloarec, Dag Johansson, Philippe Redondo, Daniel Donath and Cyril Hariton, Competition Policy Newsletter, 2009-1.

2008

  • State Aid and Competition Policy: The case of bailouts in the European Union. Dissertation. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, 2008. “Rettung – für kurze Zeit” WZB Mitteilungen, Heft 118, December 2007, p. 32-34.

2006

  • Effectiveness of bailouts in the EU, WZB Discussion Paper, May 2006.
  • A note on reserve price commitments in the Vickrey auction, with Jonathan Beck, 2006.

2005

  • Bailouts in a common market: a strategic approach, WZB Discussion Paper, October 2005.

Fabian Gräf, Economist E.CA Economics

Fabian Gräf

Economist

Fabian Gräf

Economist

Fabian Gräf is an Economist in the Berlin office. He joined E.CA Economics in November 2016 after completing his master’s degree in economics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. During the course of his studies, he specialised in international trade and worked as a student assistant in the international trade and trade policy department.

Fabian also obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International economics from the University of Tübingen, and spent a semester at the University of Maryland in the United States.

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Education

  • BSc in International Economics, University of Tübingen

Linda Gratz, Principal E.CA Economics

Linda Gratz

Principal

Linda Gratz

Principal

Dr Linda Gratz is a Principal in the Berlin office. She joined E.CA Economics in 2012. Linda has extensive experience providing economic advice across the competition-law field before the EU Commission and various national competition authorities. In 2017 W@Competition named her as one of their “30 in their 30s” Notable Women in Competition Economics.

Linda has provided damage assessments in multiple high-profile cartel proceedings, including in the GIS, card payment, FMCG (including roasted coffee, confectionaries and flour), lottery and pumper industry. She is specialised in applying qualitative and quantitative economic analysis to cost pass-through. She has worked on abuse of dominance investigations involving predatory pricing, bundled rebates, excessive charges and refusal to supply (e.g. in the railway and insurance industry as well as in IP-related industries), and has contributed to the OECD Roundtable on the role of efficiency claims in abuse of dominance investigations. Linda also holds particular expertise in the assessment of mergers (e.g. in industries such as construction materials, FMCG, press logistics, telecommunications equipment and touristic flights). She has advised a German ministry on the organisational and methodological aspects of ex-post evaluations of State aid.

Linda has published in journals including the International Journal of Industrial Organization and the Journal of Competition Law & Economics. Prior to joining E.CA, she served as a trainee on the Chief Economist Team at the EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition.

Contact

Education

  • PhD Economics, University of Munich
  • MSc Economics (Diplom Volkswirtin), University of Munich

Publications

2015

  • Hidden Efficiencies: The Relevance of Business Justifications in Abuse of Dominance Cases
    Journal of Competition Law & Economics, August 2015

2013

  • On the Competition Enhancing Effects of Exclusive Dealing Contracts
    International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 31, Issue 5, Pages 429-437

2012

Dominant and Efficient – On the Relevance of Efficiencies in Abuse of Dominance Cases
ESMT Working Paper No. WP-12-01.

Presentations

2016

  • Presentation on rebates at the “New Frontiers of Antitrust“ Conference in Paris
    Concurrences, Paris, June 2016

Thomas Hildebrand, Principal E.CA Economics

Thomas Hildebrand

Principal

Thomas Hildebrand

Principal

Dr Thomas Hildebrand is a Principal in the Berlin office who joined E.CA Economics in October 2011. Thomas has extensive experience supporting clients across various competition-economics fields, with a particular focus on cartel cases (e.g. the air cargo and synthetic rubber cartel matters), merger proceedings (e.g. RHI/Magnesita, HeidelbergCement/Italcementi and Immonet/Immowelt) and abuse of dominance cases. Thomas’ industry experience spans a broad variety of fields including grocery retailing, fast-moving consumer goods, chemicals, cement, refractories, automotive parts, freight forwarding, print/television/online advertising, and digital markets. Thomas has worked on cases before the European Commission, the German Bundeskartellamt and the Swiss Competition Commission (WEKO), as well as on private litigation matters. Thanks to his empirically informed background, Thomas has particular expertise in applying statistical and econometric methods to cartel cases and merger proceedings.

Prior to joining E.CA Economics, Thomas worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the “Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems” Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 15 programme at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and also as a guest researcher at the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Thomas holds a Doctoral degree in Economics from Humboldt University as well as a double Diploma degree in Economics from Humboldt University and the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique (ENSAE) Paris. In his research Thomas has focussed on two-sided markets and financial economics. His work has been published in leading international peer-reviewed journals such as Management Science, Economics Letters and Research Policy.

Contact

Education

  • Dr. rer. pol. in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Diplom-Volkswirt in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Statisticien Economiste, ENSAE Paris

Publications

2014

  • The distribution of partnership returns: Evidence from co-authorships in economics journals
    Research Policy, 43(6):1002-1013

2012

  • Estimating network effects in two-sided markets without data on prices and quantities
    Economics Letters, Volume 117, Issue 3, December 2012 , Pages 585-588.

Astrid Jung, Senior Consultant E.CA Economics

Astrid Jung

Senior Consultant

Astrid Jung

Senior Consultant

Astrid Jung joined E.CA Economics in 2008. Prior to that, she worked for CRA International in Sydney and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Astrid has extensive case experience covering a wide range of industries, competition matters and clients in Europe, Australia and Asia. She has also testified before the Australian Competition Tribunal. Examples of recent work include Media JVs as well as anti-competitive conduct in the car supplies and shopping centre industries.

Astrid holds a PhD from Humboldt University, where she specialised in the field of empirical industrial organization. Her research includes, among others, interconnection in IP networks and the empirical modelling of competition in the early mobile telephony industry. Astrid has published in Telecommunications Policy and in the Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade.

 

Contact

Education

  • PhD in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Diplom Volkswirtin, University of Göttingen

Publications

2012

  • Product Market Competition and Lobbying Coordination in the U.S. Mobile Telecommunications Industry
    Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, June 2012, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 177-201

2009

  • Bill-and-keep and the economics of interconnection in next-generation networks
    Telecommunications Policy, 2009, Volume 33, Issues 5-6, June–July 2009, pp 324–337

2007

  • Market conduct and endogenous lobbying: evidence from the US mobile telecommunications industry
    Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, March 2007, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 9-29

Jakub Kałuzny, Associate Principal E.CA Economics

Jakub Kałuzny

Associate Principal

Jakub Kałuzny

Associate Principal

Jakub Kałużny is an Associate Principal in the E.CA Berlin office. He joined E.CA Economics in February 2009. He has extensive experience applying both empirical and theoretical economic analysis to antitrust litigation and regulatory matters. His areas of expertise include the evaluation of the competitive effects of mergers, monopolisation and vertical restraints both in the United States and in Europe. His analyses have covered a broad range of industries including consumer goods, health care, agriculture, chemicals and information technology.

Jakub holds a Doctorate from Northwestern University, where he specialised in industrial organization and economic theory.

Prior to joining E.CA, he worked as a senior consultant in the antitrust and environmental and product-liability practices of Bates White, an economic consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.

Previously, he served as a lecturer in the statistics department at Northwestern University.

Contact

Education

  • PhD in Economics, Northwestern University
  • MA in Economics, Northwestern University

Publications

2016

  • The Economics of Sovereign Debt
    EE Publishing, 3 volume set, ISBN: 978 1 78536 057 2, 2016

2014

  • Cross-country price comparisons for competitive assessment

2011

  • Assessment of a sustainable internet model for the near future ESMT No. BB–11–01.
  • Defining Product Markets for Retail Rental Space: Thoughts on Methodological Choices
    European Competition Journal 7 (3): 421-431.
  • Defining product markets for shopping centers – Thoughts on methodological choices
    ESMT No. WP-11-02.

2009

  • On the Difficult Relationship between Competition Policy and Public Enterprises – What can be learned from Recent Developments in the Field of European State Aid Control
    In: The Pros and Cons of Competition in/by the Public Sector, edited by the Swedish Competition Authority.

Presentations

2013

  • Simulation as a tool for merger assessment: benefits and limitations
    Workshop for the Polish Competition Law Association, Warsaw, 11 April 2013.

2009

  • On the difficult relationship between competition policy and public enterprises
    Swedish Competition Authority Seminar :”The Pros and Cons of Competition in/by the Public Sector”, 13 November 2009, Stockholm.

Nora Klempke, Team Assistant E.CA Economics

Nora Klempke

Team Assistant

Nora Klempke

Team Assistant

Nora Klempke joined the Berlin office of E.CA Economics in April 2017 as a Team assistant. Before joining E.CA, Nora worked for several years as a sales assistant for a German-Russian trading company and then served as a dispatcher at international transport company M&M Militzer & Münch, where she was primarily responsible for managing shipments to Mongolia.

Nora holds a Master’s degree in Slavic studies, French and intercultural business communication from Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.

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Education

  • MA in Slavic studies, French and Intercultural Business communication, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena

Harm van Leeuwen, Economist E.CA Economics

Harm van Leeuwen

Economist

Harm van Leeuwen

Economist

Harm van Leeuwen is an Economist in the Berlin office. He joined E.CA Economics in September 2016. Harm completed his master’s in economics at the Humboldt University of Berlin in 2015, specialising in microeconomics and behavioural economics. He studied a broad range of social sciences for his undergraduate degree at University College Maastricht. His education additionally included exchange terms at the Toulouse School of Economics and the University of Sydney.

Before starting at E.CA, Harm worked at an analytics and market research firm and interned at a German government agency for overseas development.

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Education

  • MSc in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin

Simon Miegielsen, Senior Economist E.CA Economics

Simon Miegielsen

Senior Economist

Simon Miegielsen

Senior Economist

Dr Simon Miegielsen is a Senior Economist in the Brussels office. Since joining E.CA Economics in 2014, Simon has worked on cases spanning the competition-economics field, including matters related to cartels, mergers and antitrust law. His work has focussed on numerous industries, including the airfreight, retailing, payment instrument, telecommunications, book publishing, semiconductor and automotive sectors.

Prior to joining E.CA, Simon completed a doctorate in industrial economics at the University of Leuven. His dissertation was entitled “Essays on Information and Competition”, and considered the impact of social networks on competition as well as the rationale for so-called hub-and-spoke collusive agreements.

While obtaining his doctoral degree, he served as a teaching assistant for several graduate-level courses, including in the subjects of game theory and information economics and the economics of competition policy.

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Education

  • PhD in Economics, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • MSc in Economics, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • BSc in Economics, University of Leuven, Belgium

Christoph von Muellern, Senior Economist E.CA Economics

Christoph von Muellern

Senior Economist

Christoph von Muellern

Senior Economist

Christoph von Muellern is a Senior Economist in the Brussels office. Since joining E.CA Economics in March 2014, he has advised numerous clients and the Austrian Cartel Court on various cartel, merger, abuse of dominance and State aid cases involving the European Commission and the German and Austrian competition authorities. His cases have covered a broad range of industries, including the automotive supply, sugar, beer, cement, local transport and container handling sectors. Christoph has particularly extensive experience in conducting price-overcharge analyses and damage assessments, and in providing private litigation clients with economic advice.

Christoph holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. During his studies there, he specialised in microeconomics and environmental economics and worked at the Institute of Microeconomic Theory.

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Education

  • MSc in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • BSc in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin

Thomas Nau, Economist E.CA Economics

Thomas Nau

Economist

Thomas Nau

Economist

Thomas Nau is an Economist in the Berlin office. He joined E.CA Economics in February 2017 and holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen. During his studies, Thomas focussed on applied micro-econometric analysis, which he applied to various topics including industrial organization, labour and development economics. His educational path also includes a BSc in Economics from Humboldt University of Berlin and an exchange stay at the University of Toronto.

Prior to joining E.CA Economics, Thomas worked as a consultant at the International Trade Centre (ITC) on projects relating to trade inefficiencies in developing economies.

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  • MSc in Economics, University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin

Valeria Plata Franco, Economist E.CA Economics

Valeria Plata Franco

Economist

Valeria Plata Franco

Economist

Valeria Plata Franco is an Economist in the Brussels office and joined E.CA Economics in February 2018. She has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the Toulouse School of Economics. During her studies, she specialised in industrial organization with a focus on competition and business strategy. For her master’s thesis, she analysed the impact of the organisational structure of the market on consumer moral behaviour.

Prior to joining E.CA, Valeria interned in the strategic planning department of a pharmaceutical multinational in Latin America and worked as a research assistant for two researchers of the IAST in Toulouse.

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Education

  • BSc and MSc in Economics, Toulouse School of Economics

Michael Rauber, Manager E.CA Economics

Michael Rauber

Manager

Michael Rauber

Manager

Dr Michael Rauber is a Manager in the Berlin office. He joined E.CA Economics in December 2014. Since that time, he has worked on numerous competition-economics cases related to cartels, mergers and antitrust law. In particular, he has provided extensive advice to clients on cartel-related matters and follow-on litigation in a wide range of industries including the sugar, trucking, payment instrument and window-fitting sectors.

Before joining the E.CA team, Michael served for three years on the chief economist’s team at the United Kingdom’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and was assistant director of the CMA’s research and evaluation unit. Prior to these activities, he worked as a PricewaterhouseCoopers consultant in London and Berlin, advising clients on a wide range of economic issues, with a particular focus on econometric analysis. Michael holds a Doctoral degree from the University of Konstanz with a focus on empirical economics.

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  • Dr. rer. pol., University of Konstanz
  • Diplom-Volkswirt, University of Konstanz

Publications

2015

  • A Fleet Without a Captain? Taking Stock of European Antitrust Litigation Post EU Directive
    CPI Antitrust Chronicle, January 2015 (1)

Presentations

2016

  • Presentation at The Antitrust Enforcement Symposium
    Oxford, June 2016

Steffen Reinhold, Associate Principal E.CA Economics

Steffen Reinhold

Associate Principal

Steffen Reinhold

Associate Principal

Dr Steffen Reinhold is an Associate Principal in the Berlin office. He joined E.CA Economics in March 2014. He has over 10 years of academic and consulting experience working on empirical economics and econometrics issues. His experience in competition cases includes work in the fast-moving consumer goods, natural gas, pharmaceutical, cement, synthetic rubber and waste management industries. He has provided support for clients in cartel cases (e.g. synthetic rubber), merger proceedings (e.g. Lafarge/Holcim) and abuse of dominance cases. He has particularly extensive experience estimating overcharges and assessing pass-on defences in the context of private litigation damages. He has provided support for clients arguing cases before the European Commission, the German Bundeskartellamt and the Swiss Competition Commission (WEKO), as well as in private arbitration.

Prior to joining E.CA, Steffen served as an assistant professor at the University of Mannheim and as a post-doctoral researcher at the Mannheim Institute for the Economics of Ageing (MEA). His research has been published in top journals including the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Health Economics, and Health Economics. Steffen holds a Doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, where he specialised in applied microeconometrics and empirical economics. His dissertation research focussed on marital stability. He also holds a diploma degree from Freie Universität Berlin.

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  • PhD in Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
  • Diplom-Volkswirt, Freie Universität Berlin

Publications

2016

  • Remunicipalization and Competition in the Waste management Industry,
    Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht, June 2016

2013

  • Migration experience and earnings in the Mexican labor market,
    Journal of Human Resources, Volume 48, no. 3, Summer 2013, pages 768-820 (with Kevin Thom)

2011

  • Changes in compulsory schooling and the causal effect of education on health: Evidence from Germany,
    Journal of Health Economics, Volume 30, Issue 2, March 2011, pages 340-354 (with Daniel Kemptner and Hendrik Jürges)

Jörg Rocholl, President, Professor of Finance, and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT

Jörg Rocholl

President, Professor of Finance, and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT

Jörg Rocholl

President, Professor of Finance, and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT

Jörg Rocholl has been the President of ESMT since July 2011. He joined ESMT in July 2007 as an associate professor. In July 2010 he was promoted to professor and awarded the first EY Chair in Governance and Compliance. In September 2010 he was named as the associate dean of faculty and in April 2011, dean of faculty. Jörg holds both his PhD in Finance and Economics and his MPhil from Columbia Business School and received his “Diplom-Ökonom mit Auszeichnung” (Economics degree with distinction) from the Universität Witten/Herdecke in Germany.

Jörg’s research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, corporate governance, and financial intermediation. His research has been accepted for publication in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and the Review of Financial Studies.

Jörg is a member of the economic advisory board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. He is also a research professor at the Ifo Institute in Munich and a Duisenberg Fellow of the European Central Bank (ECB). He has worked with the Boston Consulting Group in Frankfurt and London and Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and New York. Furthermore, he was a visiting researcher at the Bundesbank’s Economic Research Centre in Frankfurt. Jörg received the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award and was awarded the Lamfalussy Fellowship from the European Central Bank. He has received several research grants from Columbia Business School, Kenan-Flagler Business School, and the FDIC; the Weatherspoon Teaching Award at Kenan-Flagler Business School; and a grant from the Westphal Foundation to conduct research in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.

Jörg’s research has been portrayed in leading international media such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Financial Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Handelsblatt, and Börsen-Zeitung. He appears regularly as an expert on ARD, ZDF, and Deutsche Welle TV.

A detailed CV can be downloaded here.

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  • PhD in Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
  • MPhil in Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
  • Dipl.-Ök. in Economics, Universität Witten/Herdecke

Jonas Rosenstock, Associate Senior Economist E.CA Economics

Jonas Rosenstok

Associate Senior Economist

Jonas Rosenstok

Associate Senior Economist

Jonas Rosenstok is an Associate Senior Economist to E.CA working out of The Hague, the Netherlands. Since 2007, Jonas has supported clients in cases related to cartel damages, abuse of dominance and mergers in a large number of sectors including health care, pharmaceutical, electronic communications, postal, electronics, consumer lifestyle, entertainment, agriculture and automotive.

From September 2013 to May 2016 Jonas worked on the board of directors of Haydom Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania. Before 2007 Jonas worked for the Dutch telecommunications and post regulator, the Dutch competition authority and the competition directorate of the Dutch ministry of economic affairs.

Jonas studied economics at Maastricht University, with a Minor in European Studies. He won the ENCORE Master Thesis Prize for his work on the efficacy of the Dutch leniency programme.

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  • MSc in Economics, Maastricht University

Paula Schneider, Economist E.CA Economics

Paula Schneider

Economist

Paula Schneider

Economist

Paula Schneider is an Economist in the Berlin office. Since joining E.CA Economics in May 2017 Paula has worked on a large cartel case and provided economic advice in the context of a market-entry analysis.

Prior to joining E.CA, Paula gained extensive experience in empirical economic analysis through work at the RWI – Leibniz Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung research institute in Essen, KPMG’s EU Evaluation Services department, and in the Humboldt University of Berlin’s econometrics department. She additionally carried out a Blue Book internship at the Dutch Desk of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs.

Paula has a Master’s degree in Economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. In her studies there, she specialised in empirical econometrics and policy analysis.

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Alia Schweiger, Manager E.CA Economics

Alia Schweiger

Manager

Alia Schweiger

Manager

Alia Schweiger is a Manager in the Berlin office. Since joining E.CA Economics in August 2014 Alia has provided economic advice to clients from numerous industries in all fields of competition policy matters before the European Commission or national competition authorities, including Germany and Austria.

In particular, Alia has ample experience advising clients in major merger proceedings (e.g. RHI/Magnesita, Immonet/Immowelt, EDEKA/Kaiser’s Tengelmann). She has conducted overcharge and damage assessments in private litigation cases following cartel investigations. Furthermore, she has worked on abuse of dominance projects and has assisted clients in State aid matters and sector inquiries. Her experience covers digital platform markets as well as a variety of industries including the air cargo, refractory, advertising, electric-vehicle battery (automotive), payment card, grocery retail and fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. beer, sugar) sectors.

Prior to joining E.CA Alia obtained a Master’s degree from the Humboldt University of Berlin, and worked as a student assistant at Humboldt University’s Institute for Competition Policy. She gained further consultancy experience during internships at McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company.

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  • MSc in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • BSc in Economics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich

Juri Simons, Economist E.CA Economics

Juri Simons

Economist

Juri Simons

Economist

Juri Simons is an Economist in the Berlin office. Juri joined E.CA Economics in August 2017. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant for Civity, where he helped companies develop strategies in the regulated transport and waste disposal markets.

At E.CA Juri has provided damage estimation advice in numerous areas, including the candy and trucking industries.

Juri holds a Master’s degree in the Economics of markets and organisations from the Toulouse School of Economics, where he specialised in industrial organization. He obtained a bachelor’s in economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin, with an exchange semester at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. During his studies, he interned at the German Bundeskartellamt, the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.

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  • MSc in Economics, Toulouse School of Economics
  • BSc in Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin

Birgit Stoberock, Office Manager E.CA Economics

Birgit Stoberock

Office Manager

Birgit Stoberock

Office Manager

Birgit Stoberock joined the Berlin office of E.CA Economics in October 2007. In her position as Office Manager she bears responsibility for E.CA’s organisational and administrative matters.

Birgit obtained a Magister degree in Roman languages and European ethnology, and is currently undergoing further training in cultural administration. Before joining E.CA, she spent several years working for the National Centre for Languages (CILT), a non-profit organisation in London that promotes the advantages of learning and using foreign languages.

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Stefan Witte, Senior Economist E.CA Economics

Stefan Witte

Senior Economist

Stefan Witte

Senior Economist

Dr Stefan Witte is a Senior Economist in the Berlin office. He joined E.CA Economics in October 2016. He previously worked as an economic consultant for the IPE, where he provided economic expertise for litigation cases, regulatory affairs and general economic impact assessments. During this time, he worked for clients in the automotive, insurance and consumer goods industry.

Stefan holds a Doctoral degree in the field of empirical economics from Saarland University. He studied economics, philosophy and political science in Bayreuth, Paris and Freiburg.

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Education

  • Doctoral degree in Economics, Saarland University
  • MA in Economics & Politics, University of Freiburg
  • Public Policy (non-degree programme), Sciences Po Paris
  • BA in Philosophy & Economics, University of Bayreuth

Publications

2016

  • Arbeitsplatzeffekte einer umfassenden Förderung der Elektromobilität in Deutschland.
    Report für die Nationale Plattform Elektromobilität
  • The incidence of cash for clunkers: Evidence from the 2009 car scrappage scheme in Germany
    International Tax and Public Finance, 23, 1093–1125.

2013

  • Economies of scale in public statutory accident insurance funds in Germany
    Journal for Public and Nonprofit Service, (2013) 4, 271–284

2009

Transport, welfare and externalities: Replacing the polluter pays principle with the cheapest cost avoider principle.
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

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