Luke Gardner is an Economist at Compass Lexecon, based in Brussels.
Luke specializes in the application of economic analysis and econometric techniques to the study of competition policy, including the assessment of market definition, the competitive impact of mergers, anti-competitive practices, and damages estimations. His experience covers a wide range of markets including technology, transportation, energy, entertainment, and digital platforms, among others.
Luke has been involved in several competition cases. He worked on the mergers of NVIDIA/Arm, Air Canada/Air Transat, E.ON/Innogy, and Walt Disney/21st Century Fox investigated by the European Commission. He was also part of a team that advised a smartphone manufacturer on excessive prices and pass-on of mobile network standard essential patents. Recently, Luke has worked on estimating damages for a heavy truck manufacturer in the context of litigation proceedings.
Luke holds an M.Sc. in Specialized Economic Analysis from the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE) and a B.A. (honours) in Economics with a concentration in applied energy economics from the University of Calgary. During his studies at BSE, he specialised in competition and market regulation.