E.CA Economics is involved in some of the most interesting and high-profile matters in the world of economics and business. We welcome opportunities to speak with and assist the media not only in direct connection to our work, but also on topics covered by our broad expertise.

Based on its expertise in the field of competition policy and regulation E.CA actively participates in relevant events. The following list provides an overview of events on competition analysis or related fields hosted and/or organised by ESMT as well as events where members of E.CA are invited speakers:

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Regional Aid - Observations on Welfare and Entrepreneurs

Rainer Nitsche presented at the ERA State Aid Conference in Trier on 15 November 2013.

His presentation can be viewed here.

Workshop on EU Cartel Litigation The Economists' role

Rainer Nitsche, and Hans W. Friederiszick presented at the 5th Annual Antitrust and Competition Law Compliance in Amsterdam on 25 September 2013.

Their presentation can be view here.

ECA Summer Reception on 25 June 2013

Joseph Farrell, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, former Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission and now partner with Bates White spoke about the coordinated and unilateral effects of mergers at E.CA’s Summer Reception in Brussels on 25 June 2013.

More information on this event here.

Long Night of Sciences / Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften

Chasing the perfect benchmark - How economists detect cartels (in German) was the title of the talk given at the Long Night of Sciences by Hans W. Friederiszick.

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften.pdf

Hal White Antitrust Conference in Washington

In honour of the recently deceased economist Hal White, E.CA's US partner consultancy BatesWhite organised its 10th antitrust conference in Washington.

Hans W. Friederiszick contributed to this event by discussing the relevance of efficiencies in abuse of dominance cases in the EU.

Dominant and efficient.pdf

E.CA sponsors inclusive football tournament in Berlin

E.CA  sponsored and participated in this inclusive football tournament, organised by Lebenshilfe Berlin. Teams made up of disabled and non-disabled players came together at this integrative and diversified event.

Noerr Competition Day 2013 in Munich on Joint Ventures

Rainer Nitsche contributed to a panel discussion on the competition law of joint ventures.

Download the presentation 

Presentation on Standard of Proof for Economic Evidence in Competition Cases in London

At IBC's 7th Competition Economics Conference in London Hans W. Friederiszick discussed jointly with Nigel Parr from Ashurst the issue of standard of proof and its relevance for economic evidence. The session was chaired by Kirsten Edwards-Warren, the OFT's Director of Economics.

Presentation on Standard of Proof for Economic Evidence in Competition Cases in London

Workshop for the Polish Competition Law Association

In a workshop organized for the Polish Competition Law Association (Stowarzyszenie Prawa Konkurencji) in Warsaw, Jakub Kałużny  discussed the benefits and limitations of simulation as a tool for merger assessment.

More information on the event here (in Polish).

Lecture at the Paris Institute of Technology

Lars Wiethaus gave a lecture on regulatory and competition economics applied to the telecoms sector at ParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology). The talk covered joined research with Rainer Nitsche on access regulation and investment in new fibre networks as well as other antitrust matters in the telecoms industry.