Justus Haucap is a standout figure in the German market who is well known for his strong academic knowledge of competition matters.
Professor Dr Justus Haucap is partner of DICE Consult and founding director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE), the leading academic centre for competition economics in Germany. From 2006 to 2014, he was a member of the German Monopolies Commission, which advises the German government on competition policy and market regulation. Justus was the Commission’s chairman for four years. Since 2013, he has continuously been included in the list of Germany’s 30 most influential economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Justus has advised private firms and public institutions in merger proceedings (such as Edeka/Tengelmann, VTI/CTG, EnBW/MVV and Remondis/DSD, among others), abuse of market power cases and private damage claims. Clients include Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Swiss Post, Siemens, RWE, EON, Telekom Austria, Shell and many others.
Justus studied economics at Saarbrücken (Germany) and Ann Arbor (Michigan, USA) and has previously held positions at the University of California at Berkeley, the New Zealand Treasury and various German universities. He is head of the competition working group of the German Economic Association; deputy chairman of the scientific working group for regulatory issues (WAR) of the Federal Network Agency; and a member of several other advisory boards.
Justus has published numerous papers on regulation and competition policy. Recently, he co-authored an influential report to the German government on options for competition law reform regarding the abuse of market power in digital markets.