Frank Verboven

Professor, University of Leuven


PhD, University of Toronto

Frank Verboven is Professor of Economics at the University of Leuven. He is Fellow of the CEPR (London) and a member of the Economy Advisory Group on Competition Policy at the European Commission. His research focuses on industrial organization and competition policy, with applications to the automobile market, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and other sectors. He has advised the European Commission, several national competition authorities and leading companies on various cases, including mergers, cartels and damages, and vertical agreements. He has taught quantitative methods of competition policy at various universities.

His main research interests are in industrial organization with applications in competition policy and regulation with a focus on empirical research. Some of his most recent research looks at the effects of the liberalization of the car distribution system, competition, entry regulation in professional services (pharmacies), and policy reform in higher education.