Canadian Competition Watchdog Appoints New Chief Economist

Canada’s competition commission announced the appointment of Dr. Lilla D. Csorgo as the Competition Bureau’s new TD MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics.

Dr. Csorgo will act as the Bureau’s Chief Economist for a one-year term starting in early December, providing advice to the Commissioner on economic matters relating to the Bureau’s investigations and litigation, as well as competition policy matters.

Dr. Csorgo returns to Canada from abroad, where she has most recently worked as a Senior Consultant at a global consulting firm.

Her appointment also marks a return to the Bureau, where she held the T.D. MacDonald Chair from 2007 to 2009.

In an extensive career, Dr. Csorgo has been Head of Economics with the Hong Kong Competition Commission; Chief Economist at the New Zealand Commerce Commission, and Economist Member with the Canadian Competition Tribunal.

She has lectured at various Canadian, New Zealand and Hong Kong universities, and conducted training seminars and workshops, including for the OECD and the World Bank.

Dr. Csorgo holds a BA from McGill University and a PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto.

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