Thorsten Kaeseberg

Head of competition law policy, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Dr. Thorsten Kaeseberg, a lawyer and economist, has been serving as a civil servant since 2007 in different functions in the area of economic policy. He is currently the head of competition policy in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. One focus of his work is the digital transformation and its potential benefits and challenges for regulation. He is also an official of the European Commission (on leave), where he served in the Directorate-General for Competition (2009-2011).

Dr. Kaeseberg has lectured at several universities and published in particular on economic and regulatory issues, including the book Intellectual Property, Antitrust and Cumulative Innovation in the EU and the US (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012). He was educated at the University of Bonn, Humboldt University Berlin, the London School of Economics and New York University

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