Relaxing whilst doing Competition Law is not an Oxymoron

Heard through the Grapevine

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Down here in Brussels, there is rising speculation over who will step-in to replace Kai Uwe Kühn when his term arrives.

Rumour has it that Massimo Motta is a very strong (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics) contender for a place in the seat of  DG COMP’s Chief Economist.

Would be a very good decision. For long, I am  a great fan of Massimo Motta’s book entitled Competition Policy – Theory and Practice.

Amongst others, his innovative paper on the effect of antitrust fines on share valuation is also a must read.

Written by Nicolas Petit

1 October 2012 at 7:59 pm

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  1. Other rumours about the next DG Comp Chief Economist:
    – Massimo Motta will not be a candidate although he would otherwise be a strong contender.
    – Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon) is a very strong contender for the position and is interested.
    – Bruce Lyons (University of East Anglia) and Paul Seabright (Toulouse School of Economics) are also possible candidates.


    2 October 2012 at 8:58 am

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