Vice President, Head of European Competition Practice, Charles River Associates
GCR Economist of the Year, 2013
GCR Economist of the Year Finalist, 2014
GCR Merger of the Year Europe, 2014
Dr. Cristina Caffarra heads up the Competition Team of CRA in Europe – a team of economists based between London, Brussels, Munich, and Paris.
Dr. Caffarra holds a Master and PhD in Economics from Oxford University and is an expert in the application of modern industrial economics to competition law, as well as the empirical analysis of markets in the context of competition investigations. She has provided economic advice to companies on issues of merger control, assessment of vertical restraints, finding of dominance, evaluation of abusive conduct, and several other competition/ antitrust issues including bundling, tying, rebates, price discrimination, other forms of potentially exclusionary conduct, intellectual property rights, information exchanges, collusion, and the assessment of damages.
She has directed and coordinated empirical and theoretical economic analyses on several cases before the European Commission, the competition authorities of several member states (including the UK, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Finland and Sweden) as well as the Courts in several jurisdictions. She has provided expert economic advice and testimony before the General Court in Luxembourg, the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK, the High Court in Dublin, the Competition Appeals Tribunal in South Africa, and various courts in several litigated competition matters.
Dr. Caffarra has worked for research institutions both in Italy and at Oxford. She is on the Editorial Board of the European Competition Law Journal, as well as on the Advisory Board of the Journal of European Competition Law & Practice (OUP). She lectures in competition economics at University College London, and has published articles for competition journals as well as presented papers on the economics of competition law at numerous international and academic conferences.
PhD, Economics, University of Oxford
BA, Economics, University of Modena