Thomas Rønde is an Academic Affiliate at Compass Lexecon, based in Copenhagen. He is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School.

Prof. Rønde is a recognized economics expert in competition policy and regulation and has extensive experience in advising firms and agencies in Denmark and abroad on cases and policy. He was a member of the Danish Competition Council from 2006 to 2013 and served as Chief Economist at the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority from 2013 to 2017. His recent consultancy experience, outside of his role with Compass Lexecon, includes advising on the merger between the energy companies SE and Eniig in 2019 and the proposed merger between house building companies HusCompagniet and eurodan. He has also previously worked at the University of Mannheim and the University of Copenhagen.

Prof. Rønde’s research focuses on industrial organization and competition policy, R&D, management of technology, and intellectual property rights. He has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Industrial Economics.

Prof. Rønde earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University Pompeu Fabra.