Manuel Mertel Morillo is an Economist at Compass Lexecon, based in Madrid. Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, he worked as a research assistant at the Financial Stability Department at the Bank of Spain, and took an internship with Oxera, in Oxford.

Manuel’s work focuses on the application of economic analysis and econometric techniques to competition policy cases. He has worked in mergers, cartels, abuse of dominant position and damages cases. His experience covers a wide range of industries, including among others, fast-moving consumer goods, commodities, retail outlets, financial services, unattended payment systems, media, and energy.

Manuel holds a M.A. in Economics and Finance from Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros (CEMFI) and a B.A. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. During his studies in CEMFI, he specialized in industrial organization, applied microeconomics and quantitative methods. His master thesis is on the existence of psychological biases that affect the performance of professional sportsmen.