Dr. Lukas Block

Senior Analyst

Lukas has over six years of experience in economic modelling in the area of microeconomics and game theory. He has gathered extensive expertise in analyzing economic and regulatory policies both in foundational research and for application purposes. His experience includes evaluations of the energy market, of sustainability issues and of digital market design. He is Co-author of various economic reports, and his experience in competition and regulatory economics covers the agricultural, the chemical, the banking, and the consumer goods sector. Lukas notably worked on damage quantification, regulatory impact assessments, and on various other economic analyses in the context of antitrust and arbitration cases. As a theoretical economist his methodological tool box is filled with a range of solutions for optimization problems and market design.

Lukas is a frequent commentator on issues of current economic interest, including on monetary policy, trade policies and regulatory design. He regularly publishes economic articles in political magazines, such as Global & European Dynamics and Die Politische Meinung.

As a researcher, Lukas published in Energy Economics and presented his work at various conferences, such as the bi-annual conference on economic design in York, United Kingdom 2017. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in game theory and microeconomics for several years. Lukas was also visiting researcher at Maastricht University.

Lukas holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Paderborn University. He also holds a M.Sc in International Economics and Management and a B.A. in International Business Studies both from Paderborn University (including a semester at Universidad de Montevideo (Uruguay), and Oita University (Japan)).

A native German speaker, he is fluent in English, has advanced knowledge of Spanish and basic knowledge in French and Japanese.