Pierre Régibeau

Chief Competition Economist, DG Competition at European Commission

Pierre Régibeau is currently the Chief Competition Economist at DG Competition. He specializes in the field of Industrial Organisation, law and economics and international business. Dr Régibeau holds a BA in Economics from the University of Liège in Belgium and a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1987 he held teaching positions at the Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), the University of Barcelona and the University of Essex, where he is currently a visiting honorary professor. In the last few years, his work has mostly focused on network industries and high-tech industries. Dr Régibeau has written extensively on intellectual property rights with an emphasis on the interface between IPRs and competition policy. From 2006 to 2011, he was a member of the Economic Advising Group on Competition Policy, a group of academics advising DG Comp. In 2011, he joined Charles River Associates as a Vice President. Dr Régibeau has worked on numerous cases involving mergers, competition inquiries at the European Commission and national competition authorities. Cases include the Newscorp/Telepiù merger, the UK Premier League football case, the Microsoft case, the Ryanair cases, Servier and the review of BskyB's position within the wholesale Pay TV market by the OFT.