Welcome to the homepage of the Association of Competition Economists (ACE)

ACE was created in 2003 and brings together competition economists working in government, academia and the private sector. It provides a forum for discussion and debate on policies and specific cases. It is a not-for-profit organization based in Europe and is open to all those interested in the economics of competition. 

The main activity of ACE is the annual conference but the Association also encourages local conferences and workshops. 

The 2018 ACE conference (ACE@15) took place in Bologna on 15-16 November 2018.  Please see the “Events/Annual Conferences” page for the programme and access to slides (http://www.competitioneconomics.org/events/annual_conferences/).

The 2019 conference will take place in Copenhagen on 14-15 November 2019.  The call for competition cases usually takes place in Spring.