Nadine Watson is a Senior Vice President at Compass Lexecon, based in Madrid. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and an MA in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá. Nadine has more than 10 years of experience in the application of economic analysis and econometrics in the context of the quantification of damages in litigation and arbitration and to competition policy issues. She has advised clients in a wide range of industries including in industrial products, manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation and consumer goods. She has provided advice and expert reports in the context of antitrust and follow-on damage proceedings and merger control. She has given expert testimony before the European Commission, the International Court of Arbitration, the Finnish, Portuguese, Romanian, Ukrainian and Colombian competition authorities and before the Portuguese and Spanish courts. Prior to joining Compass Lexecon she worked four years in the Competition Policy group at NERA and seven years in the European Competition practice at LECG. She also worked at the Bank of Spain, the Banco de la República of Colombia, and the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
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The European Commission’s recent Dow/DuPont merger decision has reignited the debate regarding the impact of horizontal mergers on industry innovation. In this article we summarize recent empirical findings on the effect of mergers on industry and rivals’ innovation and we conduct an ex-post (...)