Kay Parplies

Member of the Chief Economist unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade

Kay Parplies is a member of the Chief Economist unit at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Trade, where he covers trade relations with emerging market economies, trade in services, WTO disputes and trade defence instruments. Before joining DG TRADE, he worked as a Coordinator responsible for Merger Policy and Scrutiny at DG Competition and as a Case Officer in the Merger Task Force (MTF), where he worked on Phase II merger investigations in a range of industries, including financial services, consumer goods, air transport, engineering products and medical equipment. Before joining the Commission, Kay worked in the banking industry. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics from Cambridge University and a M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Warwick University.

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