Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwalbe

Academic Affiliate

Ulrich Schwalbe studied economics and political science at the Free University of Berlin. After receiving his PhD from the Free University of Berlin, he served as Associate Professor at the Institute of Economic Theory at the University of Mannheim. After completing his habilitation thesis, he served as acting Professor at the Universities of Mannheim, Bonn, and Essen before he accepted a position as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since 1999 he holds the chair for Microeconomics and Industrial Organization at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart. Ulrich Schwalbe also teaches at the Free University of Berlin in the Master Program "European and International Business, Competition, and Regulatory Law”.

His major research interests comprise microeconomics with a special focus on industrial organization, competition theory and policy, game theory and general equilibrium theory. Ulrich Schwalbe has published widely on all aspects of competition theory and policy as well as on game theory and general equilibrium theory. His work appeared in Journals such as the Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Journal of European Competition Law andPractice, Concurrences, Journal of German and European Competition Law (Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb), Games and Economic Behavior, Metroeconomica, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Journal of Economics, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Zeitschrift für Urheber- und Medienrecht, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Handelsrecht und Wirtschaftsrecht, Neue Zeitschrift für Kartellrecht, Zeitschrift für Wettbewerbsrecht.He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the FIW (Research Institute for Economic Constitution and Competition), of the editorial board of NZKart, the Working Group Competition Economics at the German Federal Cartel Office and was member of the expert group of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology on the 8th amendment of the German Competition Law.

Ulrich Schwalbe has over 15 years of experience in advising private firms on all areas of competition law, including questions of market definition, merger control, cartels and collusive behavior, abuse of dominant market positions, quantification of damage caused by cartels as well as abusive behavior. Before joining ABC economics, he worked seven years asan academic affiliate for NERA. He regularly advises private firms (e.g. Heidelberg Zement, SevenOne Media, VG Media, Creaton, Pfeiffer & Langen, Deutsche Bahn, KabelDeutschland, ThyssenKrupp) as well as public institutions such as the OECD, the German Parliament, German Ministry of Economics and Energy, the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) the German Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) on questions of competition theory and policy.

A native German speaker, he is also fluent in English.