Cristina Caffarra

Vice President and Head of European Competition, Charles River Associates

Dr Cristina Caffarra heads up the Competition Team of Charles River Associates (a team of consulting economists) in Europe. Dr Caffarra holds a PhD in Economics from Oxford University and is an expert in the use of applied IO in the context of competition and regulatory investigations. She has provided economic advice to companies and agencies on landmark cases of merger control, assessment of vertical restraints, finding of dominance, evaluation of abusive conduct, and several other competition/ antitrust issues including bundling, tying, rebates, price discrimination, other forms of potentially exclusionary conduct, intellectual property rights, information exchanges, collusion and the assessment of damages. She has specific expertise in the economics of digital platforms and TMT industries. She has directed and coordinated analyses in many of high profile cases of the last 20 years before the European Commission (including matters involving Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Samsung, Hollywood Studios, Sky and others), agencies and Courts in multiple jurisdictions. She has provided expert economic advice and testimony before the General Court in Luxembourg, the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal in London, the High Court in Dublin, the Competition Appeals Tribunal in South Africa, and other courts in several litigated competition matters.  

Dr Caffarra is a Visiting Professor or Competition Economics at University College London. She is on the Editorial Board of the European Competition Law Journal, as well as on the Advisory Board of the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice (OUP). She lectures in competition economics and has published articles for competition journals as well as presented papers on the economics of competition law at numerous international and academic conferences. 

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