European Commission - DG TAXUD (Brussels)

Daniel Coublucq

European Commission - DG TAXUD (Brussels)
Policy Officer, Data Analyst

Daniel Coublucq is economist at the European Commission, DG TAXUD, the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union. He holds a degree from "Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour". Furthermore, he holds a master’s degree in theory and econometrics from the Toulouse School of Economics where he also holds an European diploma on quantitative economics (DEEQA) in competition economics. Since 2012, he is doctor of philosophy (PhD) in competition economics: At the Toulouse School of Economics he researched on quantitative techniques applied to competition policy, transport, demand estimation, investment and productivity. Before joining the European Commission DG Competition as an economist, in June 2013, Daniel Coublucq worked as an analyst at the International Trade center UnCTAD/WTO and at Institut Veolia Environnement. He also worked as an researcher at the Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ) and at the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics.

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703 Bulletin

Alexandre Bertuzzi, Daniel Coublucq, Johan Jonckheere, Julia Tew, Soledad Blanco Thomas, Thomas Deisenhofer The EU Commission clears merger between two global chemical companies, subject to remedies to ensure price and innovation competition in the markets for pesticides, petrochemicals (Dow / DuPont)


Dow/DuPont: protecting product and innovation competition * In a nutshell: The main concerns arising in the Dow/DuPont merger related to crop protection, on both product and innovation competition. Innovation is of key importance to this industry and the merging parties were two of only five (...)

Daniel Coublucq, Pablo Serrano, Alexandra Szekely The EU Commission clears acquisition between two automotive component manufacturers in the markets for plastic front bumpers, rear bumpers, and front end modules, subject to conditions (Plastic Omnium / Faurecia)


Plastic Omnium/Faurecia Exterior Business: The use of delivery distances in defining the geographic market and how supplyside concentration cancels out buyer power* In a nutshell: An in-depth assessment of the customers’ sourcing behaviour and of the Parties delivery distance allowed the (...)

Daniel Coublucq, João Vareda, Laura Seritti The EU Commission clears a global energy leader’s biggest industrial acquisition of the third-largest competitor, subject to divesting part of the gas business to the fifth largest competitor, and other remedies (General Electric / Alstom)


General Electric / Alstom: our heavy duty* In a nutshell: The GE/Alstom merger raised concerns in relation to the supply of Heavy Duty Gas Turbines, which are expected to play an important role in the coming decades in the European energy mix. The case is interesting amongst other factors (...)

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