French Competition Authority (Paris)

Étienne Chantrel

French Competition Authority (Paris)
Head of Mergers Unit

Étienne Chantrel heads the mergers unit at the Autorité de la Concurrence. He previously worked as an economist in the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance from 2008 to 2014 and from 2016 to 2017, holding various positions at the French Treasury where he was in charge of the economic analysis of sectoral reforms, and of the macroeconomic impact of economic policy, and at the French statistical institute, where he was in charge of Eurozone economic forecasts. He was an adviser to the Minister for the Economy from 2014 to 2016, in charge of competition and structural reforms. As such he designed a major structural reform law known as the “Macron” law, enacted in 2015. Étienne Chantrel graduated from École normale supérieure, from the Paris Institute of Political Studies and from ENSAE. He studied economics at the University of Chicago and the University of Toulouse and holds a PhD in economics from Télécom ParisTech on “Competition, Innovation and Growth”.

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Étienne Chantrel 21 November 2019 Paris
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Étienne Chantrel 31 January 2018 Paris
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Étienne Chantrel, Enrique Cañizares Pacheco, Thomas Bowman, Guillaume Duquesne, Nicolas Lluch, Justin Lindeboom, Thibaut de Bernard, Esmeralda Jesoirens, Morgane Cure Economic analysis and relevant markets


Market definition is a crucial aspect of competition analysis, serving as the foundation for assessing market power and competitive positions of firms. Economic analysis, including methods like the hypothetical monopolist test, plays an increasingly significant role in defining relevant (...)

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 (...)

Catherine Prieto, Laurence Idot, Martine Behar-Touchais, Florian Bien, David Bosco, Josep M. Carpi Badia, Étienne Chantrel, Marta Giner Asins, Didier Theophile, Simon Vande Walle, Jérôme Vidal Towards a European merger control network


The European Competition Network (ECN), which is well-known as an effective mechanism of cooperation for the application of articles 101 and 102 TFEU, is not extended to merger rules. However, the need for cooperation in this area encouraged the Commission and the national competition (...)



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