Rainer Nitsche

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E.CA Economics and associated ESMT faculty staff

Hans W. Friederiszick
Director, E.CA Economics and Research Fellow, ESMT
Rainer Nitsche
Director, E.CA Economics
Theon van Dijk
Director, E.CA Economics
Vincent Verouden
Director, E.CA Economics
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Rafael Aigner
Economist, E.CA Economics
Özlem Bedre-Defolie
Assistant Professor of Economics, ESMT
Eleonora Cavalera
Team Assistant, E.CA Economics
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Romain Defoort
Economist, E.CA Economics
Bas Dessens
Associate Principal, E.CA Economics
Marcus Gerlach
Software Engineer, E.CA Economics
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Elżbieta Głowicka
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
Thomas Hildebrand
Associate Principal, E.CA Economics
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Astrid Jung
Senior Consultant, E.CA Economics
Jakub Kałużny
Manager, E.CA Economics
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Nora Klempke
Team Assistant, E.CA Economics
Simone Kohnz
Principal, E.CA Economics
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Heiner Lindenlaub
Manager, E.CA Economics
Alia Mölder
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
Simon Miegielsen
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
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Steffen Reinhold
Associate Principal, E.CA Economics
Jörg Rocholl
President, Professor of Finance, and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT
Michael Rauber
Manager, E.CA Economics
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Paula Schneider
Economist, E.CA Economics
Birgit Stoberock
Office Manager and Marketing, E.CA Economics
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Harm van Leeuwen
Economist, E.CA Economics
Christoph von Muellern
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
Stefan Witte
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
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Annabelle Jochem
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
Director, E.CA Economics

Dr Rainer Nitsche is a managing director at E.CA Economics. He is an expert in providing economic advice in competition and litigation cases before the European Commission and national competition authorities. He has more than 19 years of experience in supporting clients in all fields of competition policy enforcement and has published widely in the field of competition economics. 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. Since 2006, he has regularly testified as an expert on merger and litigation cases for the Austrian Cartel Court. In a report produced for the European Commission, he developed economic methods for assessing the effect of State aid on competition and trade. He has advised several European national governments and State aid recipients in this area. Dr Nitsche has conducted overcharge and damage assessments in various cartel matters (e.g. automotive glass, LPG, de-icing salt, various consumer goods industries, retail) and he has advised and testified in merger proceedings (e.g. 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.

Prior to his work for E.CA, Dr Nitsche was Vice President in the Competition Practice and Director of the Brussels office of CRA International. Prior to his five years in Brussels, he worked as an economic consultant at Price Waterhouse and Arthur Andersen in London and Berlin.