European Competition Expert Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwalbe Joins NERA Economic Consulting as Affiliated Academic

27 January 2014

Berlin -- NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, is pleased to announce that Professor Ulrich Schwalbe, an expert in European competition economics, has joined NERA’s Antitrust and Competition Practice as an Academic Affiliate.

Dr. Schwalbe's expertise encompasses all areas of competition economics, notably in the areas of market definition, merger control, cartels, quantification of damage, abuse of dominance, and state aid. His recent research focused in particular on questions of market definition, cartels, and the quantification of damages.

Dr. Schwalbe is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Hohenheim, where he holds the Chair of Microeconomics and Industrial Organization. He also is Research Professor at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW). Dr. Schwalbe's work focuses primarily on microeconomics, with particular emphasis on general equilibrium theory, game theory, industrial organization, and competition theory and policy.

"Dr. Schwalbe is a great addition to NERA's European Competition team," said NERA President Lawrence Wu. "His deep expertise in competition economics and the perspective and experience he has gained from working on a range of competition matters throughout Europe and around the world will be invaluable to NERA’s clients."

In addition to his extensive academic experience, Dr. Schwalbe has consulted for a number of private companies and government regulatory bodies. His clients have included the Bundesnetzagentur, the German regulatory office for electricity, gas, telecommunications, post, and railway markets, and the Government of Southern Tyrol in Italy. He also served as a member of the Experts Commission on the 8th Amendment of the German Competition Law for the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.


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