Portrait of Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap

Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap


Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap is Director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and partner of DICE Consult. From July 2006 to June 2014 he was a member of the Monopolies Commission, which advises the German Federal Government on competition policy and market regulation, and was its Chairman from 2008 to 2012. Since 2013 he has been included annually in the list of the most influential economists in Germany by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. GCR’s Who’s Who named him as "a standout figure in the German market."
He has contributed his expertise in all areas of competition economics, including merger proceedings (e.g. Edeka/Tengelmann, VTG/CIT, EnBW/MVV), abuse of market power and private antitrust enforcement. He has also advised numerous private and public institutions such as the European Parliament, the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF), the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the Federal Network Agency, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Sixt, RWE, EON, Siemens, UBER, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and many others.

Justus heads the Competition Working Group of the Verein für Socialpolitik, he is deputy chairman of the Scientific Working Group for Regulatory Issues (WAR) of the Federal Network Agency, a member of the Kronberger Kreis (the scientific advisory board of the Stiftung Marktwirtschaft), the board of trustees of the Fazit-Stiftung, the Scientific Council of the Brussels think tank Bruegel and numerous other advisory boards.
Justus’ research focuses on the economics of network industries, in particular energy and telecommunications markets, as well as on digitization (e.g. Sharing Economy). His particular interest lies in the interfaces between law and economics and the economic effects of different institutional arrangements and rules.

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Habilitation, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg

Doctorate, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken

MSc (Diplom-Volkswirt), University of Saarland, Saarbrücken

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Haucap, J., A. Rasch and J. Stiebale, How Mergers Affect Innovation: Theory and Evidence, International Journal of Industrial Organization 63, 2019, 283-325.

Haucap, J. (2017), Merger Effects on Innovation: A Rationale for Stricter Merger Control?, Concurrences: Competition Law Review 4, 6-21.

Haucap, J., U. Heimeshoff and M. Siekmann (2017), Fuel Prices and Station Heterogeneity on Retail Gasoline Markets, The Energy Journal 38(6), 81-103.

Haucap, J. (2017), Wettbewerbsverzerrungen durch staatliche Einflussnahmen: Was tun?, ifo Schnelldienst70 (20), 11-13.

Dertwinkel-Kalt, M., J. Haucap and C. Wey, Procompetitive Dual Pricing“, European Journal of Law and Economics41, 2016, 537-557.

Hamelmann, L. and J. Haucap (2016), Wettbewerb und Kartellrecht auf Online-Plattformmärkten, ORDO: Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft 67, 269-298.

Dertwinkel-Kalt, M., J. Haucap and C. Wey (2015), Raising Rivals' Cost Through Buyer Power, Economics Letters 126, 181-184.

Haucap, J., „Ökonomie des Teilens –nachhaltig und innovativ? Die Chancen der Sharing Economy und ihre möglichen Risiken und Nebenwirkungen“, Wirtschaftsdienst95, 2015, 91-95.

Haucap, J., U. Heimeshoff and D. Jovanovic (2014), Competition in Germany's Minute Reserve Power Market: An Econometric Analysis", The Energy Journal 35, 139-158.

Haucap, J. and U. Heimeshoff (2014), Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay: Is the Internet Driving Competition or Market Monopolization?, International Economics and Economic Policy 11, 49-61.