Philipp Heller

Dr. C.-Philipp Heller is an Associate Director in NERA’s Antitrust and Competition practice, based in Berlin. He advises clients in all aspects of competition and antitrust economics. He has experience working on both follow-on and stand-alone cartel damages litigation, national and international merger notifications, international arbitration, government antitrust investigations, and regulatory procedures. In his work he uses a variety of theoretical, empirical, and econometric techniques, including game theory and regression analysis. His work has been submitted to many antitrust authorities, including DG Comp of the European Commission, German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt), the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), and national courts.

Dr. Heller’s work covers a variety of industries, including telecommunications, trucks, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, consumer goods, automotive, payment services, sugar, lumber, steel, sweets, and transport.

He has written several articles about (cartel) damage quantification; antitrust economics in sports (football media rights, club ownership rules); the regulation of connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles, exclusionary bundle discounts; the design of digital online platforms; mobile network infrastructure; and the pass-through of overcharges, among other topics. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of German and European Competition Law (WuW), the New Journal of Antitrust Law (NZKart), SpoPrax, the Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, Social Choice and Welfare, Economics Bulletin, and Games and Economic Behavior. Dr. Heller has presented his work at several international academic conferences.

Prior to joining NERA, he earned his Ph.D. in economics from Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin. During his Ph.D., Dr. Heller spent several months on a research visit to Stanford University. He holds a master’s degree in econometrics and economic theory from the Toulouse School of Economics and a BA in economics from the University of Cambridge.