DG COMP (Brussels)

Penelope Papandropoulos

DG COMP (Brussels)
Coordinator state aid at Chief Economist team

Since 2007, Dr Penelope Papandropoulos has been working at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Competition (in the team of the Chief Economist). The Chief Economist Team provides independent economic advice to the EU Commissioner for competition and undertakes economic analysis to guide the decision-making process for competition cases and policy developments (merger analysis, antitrust and state aid cases). Between 2007 and 2014, she predominantly worked on merger cases, contributing to high profile merger cases such as Google/DoubleClick, Fortis/ABN Amro, Oracle/Sun Microsystems, BHP Billiton / Rio Tinto, Western Digital/Hitachi, Lufthansa/Brussels Airlines, UPS/TNT and many others. In 2014, she worked for a few months as a member of the cabinet of the Commissioner for Competition, Joaquin Almunia, advising predominantly on antitrust and merger cases in the energy and IT sectors. Currently, she is coordinating the work of the Chief Economist Team in state aid matters. Prior to working at the Commission, Dr Penelope Papandropoulos was for several years an economic consultant at Charles River Associates (CRA International), and previously Lexecon. Dr Penelope Papandropoulos holds a PhD in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

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DG CNECT (Brussels)
European Commission (Brussels)
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1072 Bulletin

Bertrand Jéhanno, Carl-Christian Buhr, Julia Brockhoff, Penelope Papandropoulos, Peter Eberl, Vera Pozzato The EU Commission clears a merger in the online advertising market applying for the first time the non horizontal merger guidelines (Google / DoubleClick)


"Google/DoubleClick : The first test for the Commission’s nonhorizontal merger guidelines"* I. Introduction The Google/DoubleClickmerger generated considerable interest as it concerned the ubiquitous search engine that most Europeans use in their daily lives. From a competition policy (...)

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