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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Özlem Bedre-Defolie
Assistant Professor of Economics, ESMT
Eleonora Cavalera
Team Assistant, E.CA Economics
Juri Demuth
Senior Economist, 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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Annabelle Jochem
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
Jakub Kałużny
Manager, E.CA Economics
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Simone Kohnz
Principal, E.CA Economics
Heiner Lindenlaub
Manager, E.CA Economics
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Simon Miegielsen
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
Alia Mölder
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
Michael Rauber
Manager, E.CA Economics
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Jörg Rocholl
President, Professor of Finance, and EY Chair in Governance and Compliance, ESMT
Steffen Reinhold
Associate Principal, E.CA Economics
Birgit Stoberock
Office Manager and Marketing, E.CA Economics
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Daniel Streitz
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
Harm van Leeuwen
Economist, E.CA Economics
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Christoph von Muellern
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
Stefan Witte
Senior Economist, E.CA Economics
Daria Zimmermann
Team Assistant, E.CA Economics
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Frank Kaufer
Database & Information Systems Manager, E.CA Economics
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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.