Martin Peitz

Martin Peitz is a Professor of Economics at the University of Mannheim (since 2007) and a director of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation—MaCCI (since 2009). He has been a member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (EAGCP) at the European Commission and an academic director of the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE). He is a research fellow of CERRE, CEPR, and CESifo and a research associate of ZEW. He is author of the leading graduate textbook Industrial Organization: Markets and Strategies and of the monograph The Economics of Platforms: Concepts and Strategy, both coauthored with Paul Belleflamme and published by Cambridge University Press. Martin has widely published in leading economics journals including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Rand Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Economic Theory. His research focuses on regulation, industrial organization, and microeconomics. He regularly advises competition authorities, sector regulators, and government agencies in Europe and abroad.

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