Kai-Uwe Kühn

University of East Anglia, CRA International (London)
Senior Consultant

Kai-Uwe Kühn was Chief Economist at the Directorate General for Competition, European Commission from May 2011 to August 2013. He is on leave from the University of Michigan where he is an Associate Professor. Professor Kühn has previously held teaching positions at Princeton University, the Institute of Economic Analysis (CSIC) in Barcelona, and CEMFI, Madrid. His research in recent years has focused on antitrust economics, with a particular interest in collusion, vertical integration, and foreclosure. Professor Kühn is also Senior Consultant to Charles River Associates and has advised clients in competition cases before several competition authorities including the Commission.

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OnPoint Analytics (Emeryville)
Université de Montréal
Hogan Lovells (Paris)
Compass Lexecon (London)
University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
French State Council (Paris)
French Constitutional Council (Paris)
King’s College (London)


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Kai-Uwe Kühn Exploitative abuse: When does enforcement make sense?


Enforcement against the exploitative abuse of a dominant position is not as prominent as other antitrust fields. Although a renaissance of these cases can be experienced in recent years, the evolution is very limited. This editorial discusses the role of enforcement for these practices and aims (...)

Kai-Uwe Kühn “Good economics” in administrative proceedings: Three challenges


In the last 15 years we have seen a revolution in the use of economics in competition. The central role of economic analysis for good decision making has been acknowledged by the Commission ever since the introduction of a “more economic approach” in merger, antitrust, and state aid policy. The (...)

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