Raphaël De Coninck


Raphaël De Coninck is a Vice President at Charles River Associates (CRA) and heads CRA’s Brussels Office, which he joined from the European Commission. He has extensive experience in the application of economic analysis and quantitative techniques within the context of competition law. Raphaël has provided expert economic advice in numerous high-profile mergers (e.g., Novartis/GSK, Delta/Virgin, Universal/EMI, Canal+/TPS, WesternDigital/Hitachi, Seagate/Samsung, Cisco/Tandberg, Kraft/Cadbury,Lufthansa/Austrian Airlines, Panasonic/Sanyo, EDF/British Energy, TomTom/TeleAtlas, Nokia/Navteq, Thomson/Reuters,Travelport/Worldspan, Endesa/Gas Natural, Sony/BMG), as well as in complex antitrust, cartel and private damages cases, both at the European and national level. As a member of the Chief Economist Team at DG Competition, he contributed to major competition policy initiatives, including the Best Practices for Economic Submissions and Data Collection in Merger and Antitrust cases, the Ex-officio Methodology for Cartel Investigations, and the Guidance Paper on the Quantification of Antitrust Damages in Civil Proceedings. He previously lectured on law and economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago and held a postdoctoral research fellow position at New York University School of Law. Raphaël is listed as a leading competition economist in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and degrees in law and in economics from the University of Liège.

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