Welcome to the homepage of the Association of Competition Economics (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.

We are pleased to announce that the next ACE conference will be hosted by Mike Walker and Jenny Haydock (CMA) in Edinburgh.

The event is scheduled to take place on the 16th and 17th of November 2023.

Further details on the program and registration information will follow closer to the date.

In the meantime, we already launch a call for competition cases to be presented.

When applying, please include in your submission the following information:
A brief (1-2 pages) summary of the main facts of the case, its main economic aspects and the reasons why the case may be of particular interest to competition economists.
A suggestion of economists from the competition agency, the private sector and academia to present and discuss the case.
Please verify beforehand whether both the competition agency and at least one of the consultancy agencies involved agree on presenting the case at ACE.
All publicly available material (decisions, reports, papers) as well the language of the decision.

Submissions should be sent by email to the ACE secretariat: conference@competitioneconomics.org