Svend Albaek

Deputy Chief Economist, European Commission - DG COMP,

Svend Albæk is Deputy Chief Economist in the European Commission’s Competition
Directorate-General. He joined the Commission in 1998, working first for two years in
the unit in the Industry Directorate-General dealing with industrial aspects of competition
policy before moving to the Merger Task Force in DG Competition in 2000. In the MTF
he was involved in several Phase II merger investigations, coordinated the MTF’s Centre
for Excellence in Economics, and was a main author of the Commission’s horizontal
merger guidelines. He then moved to the Antitrust Policy and Strategic Support Unit
where he worked on the Commission’s Article 82 Review until joining the Chief
Economist Team in 2007. In the CET Svend has worked on merger and antitrust cases as
well as the revision of the horizontal agreements guidelines. Presently he coordinates the
work of the CET in the field of antitrust.
From 1992 to 1997 Svend was associate professor of economics at the University of
Copenhagen, where he taught industrial economics. He has done research at University of
Aarhus, UCLA, the European University Institute and Tilburg University, and published
articles in Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Economics and Management
Strategy, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Scandinavian Journal of
Economics, European Competition Law Review, Antitrust Bulletin, Review of Industrial
Organization, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, and other international