econ-da provides economic advice and data analysis on matters before competition authorities, regulatory bodies and courts in competition related litigation.

 The graph depicts a so called "but-for" analysis which is often used in cartel damages estimation. We estimated the price "but for the cartel" (in brown) and compared it to the actual price over time (in blue). The difference between the actual and the but-for-price during the cartel period (marked in red) provides an estimate for the damage.

The graph depicts a so called "but-for" analysis which is often used in cartel damages estimation. We estimated the price "but for the cartel" (in brown) and compared it to the actual price over time (in blue). The difference between the actual and the but-for-price during the cartel period (marked in red) provides an estimate for the damage.

 

Our strength lies in combining economic theory with econometric analysis and in thorough data analysis to guide the analysis and to provide invaluable empirical "hard" facts.

econ-da works for private clients as well as government bodies both as an expert and in providing advise alongside ongoing investigations.

 


Individual

 

Each client and every project are different. We tailor our approach to your needs and work closely with other team members such as clients' specialist departments, external lawyers and IT-specialists.


Modular

 

You are looking for a first assessment of a matter or are already fully committed to the case? You need help preparing your data following the request of an authority or need a specific piece of analysis? We strive to make our analysis modular so that it can slot in with other analysis or be built onto at a later stage.


Data driven

 

Competition related analysis becomes increasingly data heavy. This requires being able to handle big data sets as well as making the most out of data where the informational content for the question at hand is small. In litigation, a good understanding of the requirements for and process of documenting purchases is essential as well.


econ-da‘s expertise is based on strong foundations in economics and econometrics, many years of experience in applying this academic knowledge to competition matters and in working with large and diverse teams.


 email katharina.sailer@econ-da.com for a more detailed CV

email katharina.sailer@econ-da.com for a more detailed CV

Dr Katharina Sailer is the director of econ-da.  She has 10 years of experience in competition matters.

She has provided advice in cartel cases (including rail tracks, car glass, lifts, road construction),  mergers (including Unilever/Sara Lee, Lufthansa/SN Brussels), market investigations (UK groceries inquiry) and in other cases of anticompetitive behaviour (including TV advertising,  luxury cosmetics) across a large number of different industries and before different competition authorities and courts.

She has experience in providing advice on theoretical economic question as well as in analysing complex data and providing econometric analysis including demand estimation and merger simulation.

Katharina is fluent in English and German.

 

 Katharina received a PhD from Munich University and a Diploma from Cologne University. During her PhD she has been visiting at London School of Econonomics.

Katharina received a PhD from Munich University and a Diploma from Cologne University. During her PhD she has been visiting at London School of Econonomics.

 Katharina has previous experience with Charles River Associates (CRA), the UK Competition Authority, LEK Consulting and the Kiel Institute for World Economics.

Katharina has previous experience with Charles River Associates (CRA), the UK Competition Authority, LEK Consulting and the Kiel Institute for World Economics.

 Katharina has published on competition economic questions and acted as an academic referee. She presented at a large number of international conferences.

Katharina has published on competition economic questions and acted as an academic referee. She presented at a large number of international conferences.


econ-da supports you with economic advice and data analysis in competition investigations before European authorities

  • merger control
  • cartel investigation
  • information exchange and other agreements among market participants
  • abuse of dominance investigations
  • sector inquiries
  • regulatory issues
  • state aid

econ-da estimates damages following from anticompetitive behaviour and helps with related economic issues

  • standalone and follow-on litigation
  • settlements
  • arbitration

econ-da supports you in a variety of other cases where competition economic questions are relevant.