Justus Haucap

Member of the Scientific Council

Justus Haucap is the founding director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) at Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf. From 2006 to 2014 he served as a member of the German Monopolies Commission, which he also chaired for four years (2008-2012). He is also a member of both the German Academy of Technical Sciences (acatech) and the Northrhine-Westfalian Academy of Sciences and Arts, as well as acting vice chairman of the Federal Networks Agency’s council of scientific advisors.

After studying economics in Saarbrücken (Germany) and Ann Arbor (Michigan, USA) and pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Saarland, he held positions at the University of California at Berkeley (1996/97), the New Zealand Treasury (1997-1999), the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg, the Ruhr-University of Bochum (2003-2007) and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (2007-2009). His research mainly focuses on competition and antitrust issues as well as the regulation of network industries such as telecommunications, media, energy, and transport. He regularly advises public institutions such as the European Parliament, the German Ministry of Economics and Energy, or the International Telecommunications Union, as well as many private firms. He also currently serves as the court’s economic expert in several cartel damage claims in Germany.

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