About the Association for Competition Economics


ACE's main activity is the annual conference that started in Madrid in 2003. The annual conference is typically held in November.  In addition ACE encourages the organization of local events such as workshops or conferences. 

Aims and Objectives

The Association of Competition Economics (ACE) brings together those working on the economics of competition in government, academia and the private sector and provides a forum for discussion and debate of both issues and cases. It is based in Europe and is open to all those interested in the economics of competition. It is a not-for-profit organization.

  • Foster common economic analyses and approaches across countries and institutions.
  • Raise standards of economic analysis by keeping practitioners up to date with academic research.
  • Give better access to institutional details and case facts, enabling more studies of competition policy issues.
  • Improve critical dialogue and contacts between government, private practitioners and academics outside of the specific instance of cases.
  • Raise the profile of the economic analysis of competition, making it a more attractive career choice for economists.
  • Create a community of economists working in competition across Europe.