INTERVIEW: FRENCH COMPETITION AUTHORITY - ECONOMIC DEPARTMENT - ROLE

Étienne Pfister (French Competition Authority): The role of the Chief Economist Team at the French Competition Authority

Interview conducted by David Sevy Compass Lexecon.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. You are the new Chief Economist of the Competition Authority as of 1 May 2013. Where and when did your interest in market regulation and competition policy in particular originate, and how does it fit in with your background? My doctoral thesis, defended in 2002 at the University of Paris-I, focused on the innovation strategies of companies, and more specifically on the different modes of protection of their industrial property. Such a theme already combined the examination of the concrete behaviours of companies, for example in terms of patent filing or legal proceedings against counterfeiters, and that of market regulation, in this case, with the aim of

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  • RBB Economics (Paris)
  • Compass Lexecon (Paris)

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Etienne Pfister, David Sevy, Étienne Pfister (French Competition Authority): The role of the Chief Economist Team at the French Competition Authority, September 2013, Concurrences N° 3-2013, Art. N° 53231, p. 7

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