Energy: choices for Europe

Publishing date
23 March 2007

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 to answer these questions. A video from the launch event is available on ESMT's website. Follow the link below to see the complete dataset (data sources and methodology) of the Energy Policy Index (EPI)


About the authors

  • Lars-Hendrik Röller

    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.

  • Hans Friederiszick

    Hans W Friederiszick is a managing director at E.CA Economics and a former member of the chief economist team at DG Competition. Dr Friederiszick has extensive experience in advising clients in all fields of competition economics (cartels, merger cases, abuse of a dominant position and state aid cases) and has led teams of economists on international antitrust investigations. He is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Association of Competition Economics (ACE).

    Major international engagements in recent years include: the Holcim/Cemex West transaction, EU Phase II, and the Holcim/Lafarge transaction, EU Phase I (merger); acting as an economic expert in the synthetic rubber cartel case, UK Court proceeding, for a group of European tyre manufacturers (private litigation); and acting as an economic expert in the air cargo cartel case, German Court proceeding, for a group of international freight forwarders (private litigation).  Further engagements comprise representation of the leading German grocery retailer in various proceedings (sector inquiry, EDEKA/ Kaiser’s Tengelmann merger); economic representation of Infineon in the EU investigation of the smart card chip industry (administrative cartel proceedings); supporting Deutsche Bahn in relation to EU state aid proceedings in rail passenger and bus markets; and acting in several cartel/ information exchange cases of branded products (eg, coffee, cookies, flour); court expert in the recent Fluxx case (gambling markets).

    Dr Friederiszick is also a research fellow at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). He has published widely and is a regular speaker at international antitrust conferences. Most recent publications address the economics of regional State aid, efficiencies in article 102 TFEU cases (JCLE) and selective distribution systems (Journal of Antitrust Enforcement).

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