Pierre Régibeau is the Chief Competition Economist of DG Competition. Dr. Régibeau received a BSc in Economics from the University of Liège (Belgium) and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. After graduation, he embarked on an academic career at institutions such as the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Kellogg School of management (Northwestern University), the Institute for Economic Analysis (Barcelona) and the University of Essex, where he currently is Honorary Visiting Professor. He has published academic and policy papers in leading reviews. His areas of specialty include industrial organisation, with a special emphasis on technology-intensive industry and intellectual property rights and International Trade. He was on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Industrial Economics for more than ten years. He has also been teaching about the interface between IPRs and Competition Policy for the last 14 years in the well-established CRESSE summer school attended by lawyers and personnel from competition and regulatory authorities. Dr. Régibeau has also been a member of the EAGCP (Economic Advising Group on Competition Policy) at the EU Commission. In parallel to his academic career, Dr. Régibeau has been active in economic consulting. He has been involved in numerous cases covering a wide variety of topics and sectors of activity. These involve cases in front of the European Commission but also in front of the national authorities from the UK, France, Portugal, Germany, the Netherland, Finland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Australia, China and the USA.
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A conversation with Cristina Caffarra, Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates International, London. Participants include Rupprecht Podszun, Professor, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf; Pierre Régibeau, Chief Economist, DG Competition, Brussels; and (...)
A conversation with Cristina Caffarra, Head of European Competition, Charles River Associates, London/Brussels. The big “Zeitgeist” discussion when you started off as chief economist was—and continues to be—about antitrust enforcement falling short in its ability to deal with digital platforms in (...)
The authors of this Trends focus on several decisions delivered in the United States and in Europe, related to pay-for-delay settlements in the pharmaceutical sector. This type of settlements has spread in the past few years, and aim to postpone the arrival of generics on the market, with (...)
The setting of standards through standard-setting organisations gives rise to two main kinds of problems: royalty-stacking, due to the complementarity of the IPRs involved and hold-up. FRAND commitments are meant to deal with the second issue only. DG Competition is currently investigating (...)