Damien Neven is a Senior Consultant with Compass Lexecon and the Professor of Economics at The Graduate Institute, Geneva. He is a distinguished academic economist with a record of publications in applied industrial organization and competition policy.
Previously, Mr. Neven was the Chief Economist at DG Competition where he led the expansion of the Chief Economist Team over just four years from around 10 to nearly 30 highly trained economists, playing a role in all major matters. He was closely involved in a number of key developments, both in terms of policy and case assessment. These included the adoption of the Guidelines for the Assessment of Non-Horizontal Mergers, the Guidance Paper on the Priorities for the Enforcement of Article 102, and the Guidelines on the Submission and Evaluation of Economic Evidence, which sets a framework and standards for the development of economic analysis in all cases. He advised parties on major cases, including Airtours, Volvo, Tetra Pak, Samsung, UPS, Universal Music, Arianespace, Philips, DAF Trucks, Bombardier, Huawei. His current research interest focus on the effect of information exchanges, enforcement standards and SEP.