European Commission: DG Competition
Dr. Pierre Régibeau is the Chief Competition Economist at DG Competition, European Commission. He received a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Liège (Belgium) and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. After graduation, he embarked on an academic career at institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), the Institute for Economic Analysis (Barcelona) and the University of Essex, where he currently is Honorary Visiting Professor. He has published academic and policy papers in leading reviews. His areas of specialty include industrial organisation, with a special emphasis on technology-intensive industry and intellectual property rights (IPRs) and International Trade. He was on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Industrial Economics for more than ten years. He has also been teaching about the interface between IPRs and Competition Policy for the last 14 years in the well-established CRESSE summer school. Dr. Régibeau has been a member of the Economic Advising Group on Competition Policy at the European Commission. In parallel to his academic career, Dr. Régibeau has been active in economic consulting and has been involved in several cases covering different topics and sectors.