Monika Schnitzer

Monika Schnitzer is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich. Her research focuses on innovation, competition policy, and multinational corporations. From 2015 to 2016, she was President of the German Economic Association. For the past 20 years, she has been active in policy advice for the German government and the European Commission, including as member of the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation and the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy of DG Competition. She was also member of Expert Commission Competition Law 4.0, which wrote the Report ‘A new competition framework for the digital economy’ for the German Federal Government in 2019. Since 2020, she has been a member of the German Council of Economic Experts.

How Europe Can Enforce the Digital Markets Act Effectively 

As the European Commission gets ready to embark on the complicated task of implementing the recently agreed-upon Digital Market Act, which would...

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