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Vincent Verouden

Director at the Brussels office of E.CA Economics

Director at the Brussels office of E.CA Economics

Vincent Verouden is a Director at E.CA Economics in Brussels/Berlin. His consulting activities span the fields of antitrust, merger control and state aid control. Until October 2014, he worked at DG Competition of the European Commission, most recently (2012-2014) as Deputy Chief Economist.

Vincent started working for the Commission in January 2000, in the Commission’s Merger Task Force (MTF). He was involved in the review of numerous mergers and acquisitions and also contributed to the development of the EU Horizontal Merger Guidelines published in 2004. Subsequently, he became a member of the Chief Economist Team (CET). At the CET, Vincent worked on individual cases as well as on the development of policy, in particular the Commission’s 2005 State Aid Action Plan (SAAP) for the reform of state aid control in Europe, the Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines (2008), and the sector inquiry into the pharmaceutical sector (2008-2009). He was further involved in DG Competition’s scrutiny of the financial support given to banks during the early years of the crisis. From 2012 to 2014, he was heavily involved in the various reform proposals in the context of the recently completed Commission’s State Aid Modernisation (SAM) programme.

Vincent received a PhD in economics from Tilburg University in 2001 and is presently an extramural fellow at TILEC (Tilburg Law and Economics Center).