About the Association for Competition Economics


Since its creation in 2003, ACE's main activity has been an annual conference bringing together competition economists to discuss the use of economics in competition cases and competition policy developments. The annual conference typically takes place mid-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 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 membership is open to all those interested in the economics of competition. 
More specifically, the objectives of the association are as follows:

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