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Dr. Susanne Thorwarth

Managing Director

Dr. Susanne Thorwarth is Managing Director of Düsseldorf Competition Economics. She has extensive experience in advising clients in various areas of competition economics, in particular cartel damage (a. o. GIS, confectionaries, card payment, trucks) as well as merger cases (e.g. Edeka/Tengelmann, VTG/CIT, EnBW/MVV). Susanne is specialized in the field of data analysis and applied econometrics, with a focus on the quantification of damages in private litigation cases.

In 2023, Dr Thorwarth was voted one of the top 20 most recommended advisors in the field of competition economics by the legal journal Juve.

From 2011 to 2013 she worked as a Senior Economist for the German Monopolies Commission. There, she dealt extensively with topics related to market power, international interdependencies and the measurement of market power in the energy sector. Previously, she worked for four years at the Centre for Research and Development Monitoring (ECOOM) of KU Leuven in Belgium, where she was responsible for data collection, processing and evaluation of Flemish innovation statistics.

Susanne studied economics at the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim and subsequently received her Doctor of Applied Economics from KU Leuven in Belgium. Her research results have been published in internationally renowned journals, including Economics Letters and Research Policy.

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Doctor of Applied Economics, KU Leuven, Belgium

MSc Economics (Diplom-Volkswirtin), University of Mannheim

Haucap, J., D. Fritz and S. Thorwarth (2021), Wettbewerb und Wettbewerbsverzerrungen am Messe­standort Deutschland, List Forum für Finanz- und Wirtschaftspolitik.

Bataille, M., O. Bodnar, A. Steinmetz and S. Thorwarth (2021), Messung der Wettbewerbsverhältnisse in der Stromerzeugung: Der Return on Withholding Capacity Index (RWC), Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb, Vol. 01, pp. 25-29.

Bataille, M., O. Bodnar., A. Steinmetz and S. Thorwarth (2019), Screening instruments for monitoring market power — The Return on Withholding Capacity Index (RWC), Energy Economics, Vol. 81, pp. 227-237.

Haucap, J., I. Loebert, S. Thorwarth, C. Helle and O. Raschka (2019), Abgrenzung des Redispatch-Marktes, Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen (et), Vol. 1/2, pp. 80-82.

Buchwald, A. and S. Thorwarth (2018), Outside Directors on the Board, Competition and Innovation, International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Vol. 16(2), pp. 210-231.

Haucap, J., U. Heimeshoff, C. Kehder, J. Odenkirchen and S. Thorwarth (2017), Auswirkungen der Markttransparenzstelle für Kraftstoffe, Wirtschaftsdienst, Vol. 97 (10), pp. 721-726.

Haucap, J., U. Heimeshoff, S. Thorwarth and C. Wey (2015), Die Sektoruntersuchung des Bundeskartellamts zur Nachfragemacht im Lebensmitteleinzelhandel, Wirtschaft und Wettbewerb, Vol. 06, pp. 605 – 618.

Czarnitzki, D. and S. Thorwarth (2012) , Productivity Effects of Basic Research in Low-Tech and High-Tech Industries, Research Policy, Vol. 41, pp. 1555-1564.

Czarnitzki, D., Kornelius K. and S. Thorwarth (2009), The Knowledge Production of 'R' and 'D', Economics Letters, Vol. 105, pp. 141-143.