Position(s) at the Institute
PhD, Nuffield College, Oxford
Damien Neven obtained Master’s degree in Economics and a BA in geography from the University of Louvain. He has been teaching at INSEAD, the University of Brussels, the College of Europe and the the University of Lausanne. His main research areas are competition economics and international economic integration. He has recently been focusing on the latter with a special interest for the law and economics of enforcement and international coordination. He has acted as Chief Competition economist at the directorate general for competition of the EU commission in Brussels from September 2006 until May 2011.
Areas of expertise
- International economic integration
- "Economics at DG COMP 2009-2010", with M. de La Mano, The Review of Industrial Organization, 37(4), 2010
- "The political economy of European merger control: evidence using stock market data", with T. Duso and L.-H. Röller, Journal of Law and Economics, 2007".
- Competition economics and antitrust in Europe”, Economic Policy, October 2006 .
- "El Mess in Telmex”, with P. Mavroidis, in World Trade Review, 2005
- "Consumer surplus vs welfare standard in a political economy model of merger control", with L.H Röller, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2005 .
Fellowship and activities
Currently on leave as Chief Competition Economist at the directorate general for competition of the EU Commission.