Dan Donath's key expertise is the application of empirical analyses and econometric techniques in the context of competition investigations, disputes and arbitrations. He was previously an internal advisor at CEZ, the Czech energy incumbent, on all aspects of competition and regulatory issues. Prior to his role at CEZ, Dr. Donath spent nine years in Brussels and London as a principal in the European Competition Practice of Charles River Associates and as a member of the Chief Economist's Team at the European Commission. He also served on the Appeals Board of the Czech Competition Authority from 2008 to 2010.
Dr. Donath specializes in providing expert economic advice in merger investigations, abuse of dominance and cartel investigations, disputes and state aid cases. During his career, Dan has represented dozens of companies across a wide range of industries such as telecommunications, energy, air transport, FMCG and financial services before the European Commission, national competition and regulatory authorities, tribunals, and the courts.
He has a doctorate in economics from Pennsylvania State University and is Assistant Professor of competition economics at the Masaryk University in Brno.
PhD Economics, The Pennsylvania State University
MA Economics, The Pennsylvania State University
BA Economics and Math, DePaul University