Nitika Bagaria


Dr. Nitika Bagaria is a Principal at Charles River Associates. She delivers economic advice on merger control, cartel litigation and antitrust investigations.

Dr. Bagaria specialises in the application of advanced quantitative techniques and economic modelling to advise clients on antitrust and competition issues. Her consulting projects include several prominent mergers and abuse of dominance cases. She has worked with clients before the European Commission as well as national competition authorities across the EMEA region. Her experience covers a wide range of industries including financial services, retail, aviation, telecommunications, media, pharma and entertainment.

She is on the editorial team of the W@Competition blog and co-leads the W@Competition Mentoring Program (UK chapter). Prior to joining CRA, she completed her PhD in Economics from LSE and MA in Economics from Columbia University (New York). She has published in the Economic Journal. Dr. Bagaria has taught postgraduate courses in Statistics at the London School of Economics and postgraduate Econometrics at London Business School.

Selected Engagements

  • 01
    LSEG’s acquisition of Refinitiv conditionally approved by the European Commission
    On 13 January 2021, the European Commission (EC) conditionally cleared London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) acquisition of Refinitiv. LSEG operates trading...
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  • 02
    easyJet’s acquisition of Air Berlin gets clearance from European Commission
    The European Commission unconditionally approved the acquisition by easyJet of certain assets of insolvent airline Air Berlin after a Phase 1 review.  The deal...
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  • 03
    CMA unconditionally clears AEG/Onex joint-venture
    The UK competition authority (CMA) has unconditionally cleared the proposed joint-venture between Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc and Onex Corporation. Both...
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