Chief Competition Economist, DG Competition, European Commission
Dr. Pierre Régibeau is the Chief Competition Economist, DG Competition, at the European Commission.
He is specialized in the field of industrial organisation, law and economics and international business and has a strong experience in economic consultancy. Dr. Régibeau has worked on numerous cases involving mergers, competition inquiries at the European Commission and national competition authorities. Cases include the Newscorp/Telepiú merger, the UK Premier League football case, the Microsoft case, the Ryanair case and the review of BskyB’s position within the wholesale Pay TV market by the OFT.
Since 1987 he has held teaching positions at the Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), the University of Barcelona and INSEAD. In the last few years, his work has mostly focused on network industries and high-tech industries.
Dr. Regibeau has written extensively on intellectual property rights with an emphasis on the interface between IPRs and competition policy. He is the author (with K. Rockett) of a report on IP and competition policy commissioned by DG Comp in 2011. Most recently he was a reader of economics at the University of Essex. He is now a visiting Research Fellow at Imperial College’s IP Centre. From 2006 to 2011, he was a member of the Economic Advising Group on Competition Policy, a group of academics advising DG COMP. Dr. Régibeau is a native French speaker.