Renée Duplantis

Vice President, Leader of Canada Competition team
Renée Duplantis | Antitrust Competition | Charles River Associates

Dr. Renée Duplantis is a testifying expert who specializes in the empirical analysis of competition issues, with a primary focus on quantifying the competitive effects of mergers.

Dr. Duplantis has more than 20 years of experience involving complex competition matters in Canada, the United States, and Europe. In addition to her merger expertise, Dr. Duplantis has been engaged on competition matters involving allegations of abuse of dominance, exclusionary conduct, monopolization, collusion, and price-fixing.  She has testified before the Canadian Competition Tribunal and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and has authored reports and presented findings to competition agencies globally, including the Canadian Competition Bureau, the US Federal Trade Commission, and the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition and the Chief Economist Team.

Prior to joining CRA, Dr. Duplantis led the Canadian Competition Practice of an international consulting firm. She was previously the T.D. MacDonald Chair in Industrial Economics (Chief Economist) at the Canadian Competition Bureau.

During her time at the Competition Bureau, Dr. Duplantis advised the Commissioner of Competition on economic matters related to competition policy and participated in the economic analysis of numerous high-profile investigations under the Competition Act involving mergers, abuse of dominance investigations, and criminal matters.

Dr. Duplantis is recognized as a thought leader and leading competition economist by Who’s Who Legal, serves as an active non-governmental advisor (NGA) for the Competition Bureau in the International Competition Network, is a member of the C.D. Howe Competition Policy Council, and is a frequent speaker at competition conferences globally.