The consultants of DICE Consult GmbH have comprehensive expertise and experience in versatile methods to analyse competition problems. With its partners DICE Consult features a structure that is both experienced and methodologically versatile, facilitating analysis of competition and regulation matters from various perspectives.
Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap
Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap is founding director of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) and Partner at DICE Consult. He has been a member of the German Monopolies Commission, which advises the German Government on issues related to competition policy and market regulation from 2006 until 2014. From 2008 until 2012 he served as the commission’s chairman. Justus Haucap is also a member of scientific advisory councils of several institutions. Since 2013 he is the German representative on the Standing Committee on Research of the European Economic Association. He serves on the editorial boards of various scientific journals, amongst others Telecommunications Policy and the Review of Economics.
He has advised different public and private institutions on regulatory and competition policy issues, amongst others the German Federal Ministry of Finance, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, the Federal Network Agency, Deutsche Telekom AG, Deutsche Post AG, Vodafone, RWE AG and the Association of German Industry (BDI). In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 he was voted to be one of the most influential economists in Germany by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).×
PD Dr. Ulrich Heimeshoff
Dr. Ulrich Heimeshoff is head of the research group “Empirical Competition Analysis” and Partner at DICE Consult. He has extensive expertise in the application of microeconometric methods. His research interests are mainly in empirical studies of regulated industries as telecommunications and energy as well as financial markets. Some specific topics of his research were empirical studies of the determinants of telecommunications investments and the effects of competition and regulation on banking stability. His work has been published in national and international journals, such as Telecommunications Policy
He has experience in consulting, among others, Deutsche Telekom AG, Vodafone, VATM, RWE AG, E.ON SE, the German Federal Ministries of Economic Affairs and Finance, European Parliament and the Federal Network Agency.×
Prof. Dr. Hans-Theo Normann
Prof. Dr. Hans-Theo Normann is Professor of Game Theory and Experimental Economics at DICE and Partner of DICE Consult. Hans-Theo Normann received his PhD from the European University Institute (Florence). Before joining DICE, he taught at Humboldt University Berlin, Royal Holloway College London, and Goethe University Frankfurt. His main research interests are in the areas of game theory, industrial economics, and competition policy, specifically in the application of laboratory experiment to issues in competition policy. Normann has published more than 50 research papers on these topics in international economics journals, including the RAND Journal, Economic Journal, International Economic Review, and Games & Economic Behavior. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Industrial Economics and the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
He has reported on his fields of interest to various national competition agencies as well as at DG Competition and the US Department of Justice×
Prof. Dr. Christian Wey
Prof. Dr. Christian Wey is Professor of Competition and Regulation Economics at DICE and Partner of DICE Consult. Until 2010, he was Professor of Networks and Information and Communication Economics, at Technical University Berlin and Head of the Department of Information Society and Competition at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW). Wey's research interests are in the area of Industrial Organization with a special focus on buyer power in the retail industry, the competitiveness of collective wage-setting regimes, and the emergence of effective competition in telecommunication markets. His articles have appeared in the RAND Journal of Economics, The Economic Journal, International Economic Journal, International Review of Law and Economics, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Netnomics, and others.
He led several consulting projects dealing with negotiations and market power in the food retailing industry, regulatory and competition policy analysis of the telecommunications sector (e.g. Deutsche Telekom AG, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) and many more.×
Dr. Susanne Thorwarth
Dr. Susanne Thorwarth is Managing Director of DICE Consult since August 2014. Previously, she was Senior Economist at the German Monopolies Commission where her focus was on market concentration and international director interlocks as well as measurement of market power in the energy sector. She has a sound knowledge in data analysis and applied eonometrics. Her work has been published in international renowned journals.
She also conducted consulting projects for the European Commission and the Flemish Government as well as companies from various industries (such as railway, food retailing, energy).×
Dr. Ina Loebert
Dr. Ina Loebert is Senior Economist at DICE Consult. She studied economics at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel and obtained her PhD at the Helmut-Schmidt-University, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, where she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Economic Policy. Her research focus was related to the regulation of network industries, especially to the energy sector.
She has profound knowledge in regulatory policy and participated in various consulting projects in the energy sector.
Dr. Christiane Kehder
Dr. Christiane Kehder is Economist at DICE Consult. She studied economics at the University of Freiburg. Thereafter she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Economic Policy at the Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, where she obtained her PhD. She has profound knowledge in the area of regulatory policy and has worked on various consulting projects for, a.o., Uber, Deutsche Telekom and Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft (INSM).×
Nima Moshgbar is Economist at DICE Consult. Previously, he worked at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM) in Leuven (Belgium) where he conducted surveys and statistical analyses on behalf of the Belgian government. He has profound knowledge in data science and applied econometrics. Nima studied Economics with focus on econometrics and industrial economics at Ruhr-University Bochum, Heidelberg University and KU Leuven (Belgium).×
Kerstin Schröder, M.Sc. is Economist at DICE Consult. She studied business administration and economics with focus on finance and competition at the University of Cologne, the Université de Cergy-Pontoise in France and the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE).×