Prof. Maarten Janssen
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Maarten Janssen is a professor of economics at the University of Vienna and an academic associate of CEG. Maarten was previously a professor of Erasmus University Rotterdam and director of the Tinbergen Institute, and he remains active in advising companies in the Netherlands. Maarten regularly advises private companies and public authorities throughout Europe.
Maarten has acted as an expert witness in various court cases and as an arbiter in a regulation case. Maarten has particular expertise in the telecommunications sector, where he has (among other things) extensive expertise advising European operators in auctions. In addition, he has worked on cases in other industries (such as sport shoes, bicycles, elevators) involving abuse of dominant position, collusive practices, damages, and state aid). In 2001 Maarten was asked by the Dutch Parliament to lead a group of independent experts to evaluate the Dutch 3G auction.
In his academic work, Maarten applies game theory to study the strategic role of information in markets. He has published extensively on topics in consumer search and auctions in top international journals such as American Economic Review, The Review of Economic Studies, Rand Journal of Economics, Economic Journal, International Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Industrial Economics, International Journal of Industrial Organization and the European Economic Review.
Maarten’s leading role in consulting and in the academic arena allows him to provide practical and effective advice to clients drawing on the latest insights from the economic literature. Maarten is included in the top ranking academic economists in the German speaking world by the leading German financial paper Handelsblatt. He is elected foreign member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. He has also been nominated for Global Competition Review's 2015 list of leading competition economists.