Rome 27-28 June 2013
The Economics of Merger control
What we talk about when we talk about mergers

Patrick Rey - University Toulouse I

Patrick Rey is currently the Director of the Institut d’Economie Industrielle, a member of the Toulouse School of Economics and a Professor of Economics at the University of Toulouse as well as Ecole Polytechnique (Paris). He has previously been Director of the Laboratory of Industrial Organization, CREST-INSEE, in Paris and Director of (what is now) l’Ecole Nationale de la Statistique and of the Administration Economique (ENSAE). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Toulouse, an engineer diploma from Ecole Polytechnique and a Master from ENSAE in Paris. His current themes of research include Industrial Organization, Regulation and Competition Policy, Innovation and Intellectual Property.

Patrick Rey is widely recognized as a world leader in competition economics. He has published more than 20 articles in international top-tier economic journals such as Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economic Studies and the RAND Journal of Economics. He has contributed to about 10 books and most recently to The Economics of Tacit Collusion in Merger Analysis - The Political Economy of Antitrust, in 2007. He has also developed an innovative pedagogical tool using a “market game”.

Patrick has also testified in numerous antitrust cases in Europe, and conducted numerous competition workshops and seminars at the French Court of Cassation (final court of appeal) as well as with various competition authorities. He is a member of the Economic Advisory Group for Competition Policy (the EAGC’s main purpose is to support the European Commission Directorate General for Competition in improving the economic reasoning in competition policy analysis).

Patrick Rey’s academic excellence has been recognized by numerous awards: he is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (a distinction shared by less than 0,07% of university professors) and has been granted the prestigious NATO grant and the Fullbright grant (to encourage research abroad).

Patrick is on the Editorial Board of Competiton Policy International.