Vincent Verouden, Ph.D., is a director at the Brussels office of E.CA Economics. Until October 2014, he worked at DG Competition of the European Commission, most recently (2012-2014) as Deputy Chief Economist.
Vincent, a Dutch national, joined DG Competition in January 2000. From 2000 to 2004, he worked in the Commission’s Merger Task Force (MTF), where he was involved in the review of mergers and acquisitions across a broad range of sectors. He was one of the authors of the Horizontal Merger Guidelines (published in 2004). Subsequently, Vincent worked for DG Competition’s Chief Economist Team (CET). At the CET, Vincent has worked extensively in the area of state aid, contributing to the economic analysis of individual cases as well as to the development of state aid policy. From 2012 to 2014, he was heavily involved in the Commission’s State Aid Modernisation (SAM) programme. Vincent has further had a lead role in the development of the Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines (2008) and has contributed to the Commission’s sector inquiry (2008-2009) into the pharmaceutical sector and related cases.
His present consulting activities span the fields of antitrust, merger control and state aid control. Recent engagements include work for Heineken, Heidelberg Cement, Airbus, CVC Capital Partners and LG Chem.
Vincent is an extramural fellow at TILEC (Tilburg Law and Economics Center), Tilburg University. He is author of numerous publications on the economics of antitrust, merger control and state aid control. He is co-editor of the book "EU State Aid Control: Law and Economics" (Wolters Kluwer 2017), together with Philipp Werner.