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Mattias Ganslandt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics, Lund
Director, Center for European Law and Economics
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 (www.talkstandards.com) an
online expert forum devoted to legal, economic and policy issues
relating to global standardization. He also initiated the
International Merger Control Research Project (www.mergerdata.net), a research
project devoted to the analysis of international and
multi-jurisdictional merger control and the dissemination of
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
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.