E.C. Appoints New Antitrust Economist

Law360, New York (July 21, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Looking to bolster its economic analysis, the European Commission has named Professor Damien Neven as its new chief antitrust economist.

Neven, who will fill the position for the next three years, will take over for current chief economist Lars-Hendrik Roeller.

Neven has encouraged increased use of economics by the Commission, calling in one paper for the E.C. to consider more carefully the economic impact of its rulings.

He will join the Commission from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, where he has been a...
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