European Economic & Marketing Consultants (EE&MC)

Doris Hildebrand

European Economic & Marketing Consultants (EE&MC)
Managing Partner

Prof. Dr. Doris Hildebrand is Founder and Managing Partner of EE&MC - European Economic & Marketing Consultants GmbH with offices in Düsseldorf, Brussels, Vienna, Maastricht and Paris. EE&MC is a consulting company specialized in the application of economics in EU competition law. Hildebrand holds a Master (1987) and a Ph.D. (1990) in social and economic sciences from the University of Economics in Vienna. She earned her second Ph.D. in law 1998 and her LL.M. degree in 1992 from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In 1989/90, Hildebrand was a researcher at the Department of Economics at the Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Hildebrand’s academic affiliations include ten years (2010-2019) as Professor of Economics at the University of Brussels (VUB), four years (1994-1998) as Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Groningen and one year (1991) as Assistant Professor of Marketing and International Management at the University of Maastricht. Hildebrand’s current specialisations and research interests are market definition and market power assessment in digital markets as well as the European consumer welfare concept in EU competition law. She publishes extensively on competition economics including her book on “The Role of Economic Analysis in the EU Competition Rules – The European School” which is currently in the 4th edition. Hildebrand is member of the ICC Commission on Competition, the editorial board of “World Competition” and a regular speaker at conferences. She is also a sworn in, authorized antitrust expert and examines on a regular basis for courts competition issues.


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Catherine Prieto, Laurence Idot, Emmanuel Combe, Anne Wachsmann, David Bosco, Etienne Pfister, Mathilde Poulain, Marie-Cécile Rameau, Josep M. Carpi Badia, Étienne Chantrel, Didier Theophile, Guy Canivet, Rafael P. Amaro, Henri Piffaut, Doris Hildebrand, Paulo Burnier da Silveira, Fatma El-Zahraa Adel The integration of public interest considerations in the application of competition rules (26 Nov 2020)


The integration of public interest considerations is not only desirable, but possible because of the permeability of the competition rules to the reception of well-being by the competitive parameters of quality, choice and innovation in addition to that of price. The scope for progress depends (...)

Doris Hildebrand Article 3 (2) in fine: Time for review


The exception to the convergence rule as defined in Article 3 (2) of Regulation 1/2003 addresses undertakings that do not have a dominant position within the meaning of Article 102 TFEU. Some new Member States like the Czech Republic use this exception in a bizarre way thereby re-establishing (...)



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