Paul Hofer


Paul Hofer has extensive experience in competition policy cases before the European Commission and various Member States, as well as in Africa and Asia. He has provided economic advice on mergers, behavioural cases, sector inquiries and market investigations, state aid, and market regulation and liberalisation.

He has led empirical and conceptual work on the economics of a wide range of antitrust questions and has particular expertise in unilateral-effects modelling and merger simulation, bidding studies, tacit collusion analysis, vertical foreclosure theory, entry analysis, predation and margin squeeze cases, the effects of rebate and discount structures, aftermarkets, and market definition.

He publishes regularly and is a frequent conference speaker.

His education was at Cambridge, the LSE, and King's College London.