Frank Maier-Rigaud is Managing Director and the Head of NERA's European Competition Economics Group and full Professor in the Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods at the IÉSEG School of Management-Paris and the Université Catholique de Lille. Mr Maier-Rigaud holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Bonn obtained under Nobel Laureate Reinhard Selten.
Along his career, he has held positions such as Senior Economist at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission and Senior Economist at the Competition Division of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Prof. Maier-Rigaud has also developed a fruitful international academic career in renowned institutions such as the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, the University of Bonn, Indiana University in Bloomington and the University of California-Berkeley. He is also a member of the advisory board of ‘Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb’.
Among his many research interests are assessment and quantification of damages in antitrust cases, market definition and RPM. His abundant publications in the fields on industrial organisation, Competition Policy, Public and Regulatory Economics and Experimental Economics include: “Toward a European Directive on Damages Actions” and “Umbrella Effects” (co-authored with U. Schwalbe and R. Inderst).
Introduction to the Economic Fundamentals of Competition Law - Practice