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Mattias Ganslandt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics, Lund University
Director, Center for European Law and Economics (CELEC)

Mattias Ganslandt (Ph.D., Lund University, Sweden) is the director of the Center for European Law and Economics (CELEC) in Brussels. He is also an associate professor of economics at the School of Economics and Management, Lund University.

In 2009, Dr Ganslandt founded TalkStandards ( an online expert forum devoted to legal, economic and policy issues relating to global standardization. He also initiated the International Merger Control Research Project (, a research project devoted to the analysis of international and multi-jurisdictional merger control and the dissemination of research data.

His experience and expertise in antitrust economics covers different areas of competition policy, including both theoretical and empirical analysis of relevant markets, competitive effects of mergers and joint ventures, effects of cartels and concerted practices, exploitive abuse of dominance, exclusionary conduct, vertical restraints, telecommunication regulation, parallel trade and intellectual property rights.

He has conducted research for private companies, law firms, government agencies and international organizations (e.g. OECD and the World Bank) and has analyzed economic issues in a number of industries, including broadcasting, public procurement, petroleum, chemicals, retail and distribution, paper, metals, autos, software, ferry operations, mobile telecommunications, airlines, non-alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals, payment systems, energy, ICT products. In these projects he has applied various methods, including equilibrium analysis of oligopoly behavior (game theory models), theoretical equilibrium analysis of relevant alternatives, structural demand models, simulation of mergers and acquisitions, time series analysis, panel regressions, estimation of spatial models, statistical tests of competing hypotheses. He has testified as an economic expert before several courts and arbitration panels.

Dr Ganslandt has been a visiting professor of economics at the University of Barcelona, Master of Laws in International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO) in Spain, at the World Trade Institute, Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) in Switzerland and at the University of Colorado, Economics Department in the USA. He has also been a lecturer of competition and antitrust economics at the Master Program for European Law at Stockholm University Law School in Sweden. In addition, he has been a speaker at numerous occasions on topics related to the law and economics of Competition Policy.

He has previously worked as a research program director at The Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm 2000-2006. He has also been affiliated with SNS - Center for Business and Policy Studies. Dr Ganslandt served a four year term as Secretary General of the Swedish Economic Association, 2002 to 2006.

Dr Ganslandt has made research contributions to the theory of vertical restraints in international markets and business strategies to segment geographical markets, e.g. vertical price control, exclusive territories and endogenous barriers to parallel trade. He has empirically investigated the welfare effects of international competition and arbitrage, for instance in the pharmaceutical sector and in selected retail markets. In his research he has also analyzed collusion, both theoretically and empirically, for instance the role of strategic uncertainty and the role of symmetry for coordinated effects of mergers.