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Lars-Hendrik Röller

Expertise: Competition, technology and market structure. CV: Download CV

Since July 1, 2011, Lars-Hendrik Röller has been appointed Director General of the Economic and Financial Policy Division of the German Federal Chancellery. Previous to becoming a member of Bruegel’s board Roller contributed to Bruegel’s research as a non-resident fellow, a position he held from 2006 to 2010.

Lars-Hendrik Röller was appointed President of ESMT European School of Management and Technology on September 1, 2006. Since 2007 he has been a Research Professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB).

In 2003 Lars-Hendrik Röller was appointed Europe’s first Chief Competition Economist of the European Commission, a position he held until 2006. He is the President of the German Economic Association and international Affiliate at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in London. From 2005 - 2007 he was President of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE).

Lars-Hendrik Röller is a Fellow of the European Economic Association and a member of the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. In 2002 he was awarded the Gossen Prize (to honor a German economist whose work has gained international reputation).

Lars-Hendrik Röller is on the editorial board of the several leading international journals and has published extensively in the area of competition, technology and market structure.  He has consulted international companies, governments and international organizations on issues of competition, strategy and regulation. He is co-founder and senior advisor of ESMT Competition Analysis, a consultancy working exclusively on economic assessments in the field of antitrust and regulatory.

Lars-Hendrik Röller holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an M.A. degree in Economics and an M.Sc. degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Pennsylvania as well as an B.S. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

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Book/Special report

Memos to the new Commission- Europe's economic priorities 2010-2015

These Memos, addressed to the next Commission President and to the new European commissioners, are written by Bruegel Scholars and edited by Senior Research Fellow André Sapir and focus on key economic aspects of EU policy-making. The new Commission will enter office at a challenging time for Europe, the EU and the Commission itself. The […]

By: Zsolt Darvas, Jürgen von Hagen, Reinhilde Veugelers, Nicolas Véron, Bruno van Pottelsberghe, André Sapir, Indhira Santos, Lars-Hendrik Röller, Jean Pisani-Ferry and Jakob von Weizsäcker Topic: Macroeconomic policy Date: August 27, 2009
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Blog Post

A European framework for foreign investment

Following the publication of Bruegel‘s Policy Brief on the same topic, Nicolas Véron and Lars-Hendrik Röller advocate a European legislative initiative on the review of inward foreign investment for national and European security purposes. European security concerns about foreign investment have produced opaque and inconsistent responses by national governments. This column makes the case for […]

By: Lars-Hendrik Röller and Nicolas Véron Topic: Banking and capital markets, Macroeconomic policy Date: December 5, 2008
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Policy Brief

Safe and Sound: an EU approach to Sovereign Investment

This Policy Brief looks at how the EU should react to the changing patterns of inward foreign investment, including a recent rise in investment coming from countries with diverse, often non-democratic political regimes. Lars-Henrik Röller and Nicolas Véron advocate building an EU-level policy framework for the review of the security consequences of foreign acquisitions, the […]

By: Lars-Hendrik Röller and Nicolas Véron Topic: Global economy and trade Date: November 6, 2008
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Energy: choices for Europe

Can Europe‘s nations go alone in their quest for a secure, competitive and environmentally-sustainable energy future? Or will this lead to a dispersion of effort, even to mutually undercutting national policies? If a common energy policy is the way forward, can the EU manage the necessary political arbitrage between 27+ different countries? This report seeks […]

By: Juan Delgado, Hans W. Friederiszick and Lars-Hendrik Röller Topic: Green economy Date: March 22, 2007