European Commission Announces Pierre Régibeau as new Chief Economist of DG Competition

Pierre Régibeau

The European Commission has announced today the appointment of Pierre Régibeau as the new Chief Economist of DG Competition, to replace Prof Tommaso Valletti who will return to his academic position at Imperial College.

Pierre has been an Academic Associate of CRA since 1998, advising on landmark cases including Microsoft (for complainants),  Ryanair/Aer Lingus, Servier, Samsung on SEPs, Android (again for complainants) and others.

He has been a Vice President in the European Competition team since 2014, providing input on theory and policy matters – including the economics of digital platforms, the economics of innovation, standards and intellectual property rights, vertical restraints and abuse of dominance.   He has held academic positions at MIT (Sloan School), Northwestern University (Kellogg School), the Institute for Economic Analysis, CSIC, Barcelona as well as the University of Essex, where he is currently Honorary Professor, and is widely published in industrial organisation, competition policy and international trade.