Liberty Mncube

University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg), FTI Consulting (Johannesburg)
Managing Director & Associate Professor

Liberty Mncube is an Associate Professor of Competition Economics at the School of Economics and Business Sciences at the University of Witwatersrand. Professor Mncube has received a Ph.D., in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an M.Sc., in Economics from the University of York. Professor Mncube is also a Managing Director at FTI Consulting where he leads the Economic and Financial Consulting practice in Johannesburg. He is a former Chief Economist of the Competition Commission of South Africa (Jan 2014 to Feb 2019). In this post, he oversaw the Competition Commission’s economic analysis in competition law cases and regulation. Professor Mncube is an expert in the application of competition economics to competition law and regularly provides expert economic testimony before the Competition Tribunal of South Africa. He has published widely on competition policy and economics in leading local and international journals. Professor Mncube is an Economic Advisor to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, formally serving on the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC, appointed 1 October 2019). The PEAC is established to generate new ideas for economic growth, job creation and addressing poverty. Professor Mncube served as a member of Minister Ebrahim Patel’s Ministerial Advisory Panel tasked with developing draft amendments to the Competition Act of South Africa (2017/18).

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136 Bulletin

Marc Ivaldi, Liberty Mncube, Marina Sánchez del Villar The South African Competition Tribunal hears arguments for merger which would result in a 90% share in the market for steel drums (Greif / Rheem)


Abstract In this paper, we use a differentiated- products oligopoly model to assess the impact on competition of a merger between Greif and Rheem South Africa. Both parties are active in the industrial packaging products sector. The parties’ activities overlap, among others, in the production (...)

3671 Review

Paula Farani de Azevedo Silveira, Paula de Andrade Baqueiro, Mor Bakhoum, Arsenio M. Balisacan, Luis Guilherme Ahlo Batista, Laurie Binge, Kevin Davis, Eleanor M. Fox, Gönenç Gürkaynak, Timothy T. Hughes, Helen Kean, Liberty Mncube, Marcio De Oliveira Jr, Leni Papa, George Paul, Daniel Rubinfeld, Pablo Trevisán Competition law and developing countries: Overarching themes from Africa, cartels and corruption, and mergers


In this edition we present an overarching view of competition law and developing countries, then pick up themes, such as cartels, corruption and mergers, from the “Antitrust and developing and emerging economies” annual Concurrences review Conference held on November 1st, 2019, at the New York (...)

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