Prof Dr Maier-Rigaud is managing director and head of Competition Economics Europe at NERA. He has over 15 years of competition experience across all sectors encompassing all areas of competition economics, notably competitive effects of mergers, cartels, quantification of damages, abuse of dominance, state aid, and vertical and horizontal restraints. His research also addresses issues concerning the quantification of damage, the competitive effects of loyalty schemes/rebates and cartels, as well as behavioural and structural remedies.
He is a full professor in the department of economics and quantitative methods at the IÉSEG School of Management in Paris and the Université Catholique de Lille, and a member of LEM-CNRS, France's National Centre for Scientific Research. He previously held academic positions at the Max Planck Institute in Bonn and the University of Bonn, both in Germany; and at Indiana University Bloomington and the University of California, Berkeley, both in the United States.
Dr Maier-Rigaud was a senior economist of the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, where he was responsible for the review and scrutiny of hundreds of antitrust and merger decisions, the peer review panels, and the sector inquiry framework. He was also senior economist at the Competition Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Dr Maier-Rigaud holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bonn (obtained under Nobel Laureate Reinhard Selten), as well as MAs in political science (obtained under Nobel Laureate Lin Ostrom) and economics, both from Indiana University Bloomington. He also holds a BA (Vordiplom) from the University of Freiburg.
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WWL says: Frank Maier-Rigaud is an experienced economist with wide-ranging expertise across cartel, merger and quantification of damages matters.
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