Linda Gratz

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E.CA Economics and associated ESMT faculty staff

Hans W. Friederiszick
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Director, E.CA Economics
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Associate Principal, E.CA Economics
Fabian Gräf
Economist, E.CA Economics
Michał Grajek
Associate Professor of Economics and Director of Research, ESMT
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Linda Gratz
Associate Principal, E.CA Economics
Paul Heidhues
Professor, Lufthansa Chair in Competition and Regulation, and Director of PhD Studies, ESMT
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Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
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Manager, E.CA Economics
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Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
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Associate Principal, E.CA Economics

Linda Gratz joined E.CA in June 2012. She has extensive case experience before the European Commission and national competition authorities. Linda has conducted overcharge and damage assessments in various cartel matters (e.g. industrial and consumer goods, retail, GIS, fire engines, payment systems, lottery) and has advised in merger proceedings (e.g. Holcim/Cemex West, Morawa/PGA, GoodMills/PMG). In addition, she has worked on abuse of dominance cases and sector inquiries (e.g. public transportation, construction). During a traineeship as part of the Chief Economist Team in DG Competition at the European Commission Linda was involved in three IP-related antitrust cases and one major merger case. Linda was also closely involved in advising the Austrian cartel court in the assessment of the likely impact of the removal of price fixing and territorial protection in the Austrian press industry. Furthermore, Linda has contributed to the OECD Roundtable on the Role of Efficiency Claims in Antitrust Proceedings.

Linda holds a PhD and an MSc (Diplom Volkswirtin) in economics from the University of Munich, where she specialised in the field of industrial organization. Her research deals with the competitive effects of exclusive dealing contracts, the regulation of pay-for-delay settlements in the pharmaceutical industry and the impact of consumers’ fairness concerns on firms’ price setting. Linda has published in journals including the International Journal of Industrial Organization and the Journal of Competition Law & Economics.