Cristina Caffarra

Dr Cristina Caffarra is a leading competition economist who heads the European practice of Keystone. Prior to joining Keystone, she was for 15 years the Head of European Competition at CRA. She has directed economic analyses in multiple competition investigations on some of the landmark mergers and antitrust matters of the past 25 years, before the EC and the competition agencies of the UK, multiple Member States, and across the globe. She has provided expert economic evidence in multiple litigated cases before the courts (from the General Court in Luxembourg to the High Court and the Competition Appeal Tribunal in London, and many more). Dr. Caffarra is a recognized contributor to the global discussion on regulation of the digital economy, advising both companies and government agencies, writing and speaking. She regularly keynotes and participates to roundtables events on competition, regulation and digital policy. Dr. Caffarra is an Honorary Professor in Competition Economics at University College London and Co-Founder and Deputy Director of the CEPR Competition Research Policy Network.

Why Privacy Experts Need a Place at the Antitrust Table

Antitrust enforcers have tended to stay narrowly “in their lane,” failing to engage with how data is collected and used by digital...

How Will the Digital Markets Act Regulate Big Tech?

While the recently introduced Digital Markets Act rules might change prior to final approval, there is a lot to consider already. What...

The ACCC’s News Media Bargaining Code: Experimenting with “Decentralized Regulation” of Dominant Digital Platforms

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recently proposed a mandatory bargaining code to govern negotiations between digital platforms like Google and Facebook...

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How to Design Data Protection Laws That Actually Work 

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Are Monopolists or Cartels the True Source of Anticompetitive US Political Power?

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The Uber Files Reveal The Risk of Private Interests Controlling Our Data

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Google’s Anticompetitive Conduct and the Remedies to Prevent It

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