Sam Marden


Sam Marden is a Principal in Charles River Associates’ European Competition Practice. Sam is an empirical micro-economist, with an expertise in applied econometrics.

Since joining CRA Sam has provided advice and economic analysis on competition issues raised in a variety of merger cases before the CMA and elsewhere. Sam’s experience covers a range of work for industries including transport, media, payments and retail with a focus on two-sided markets and technology.

Prior to joining CRA in February 2018, Sam was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Sussex. He holds a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics, where he also worked as a teaching fellow. He was a Royal Economic Society junior fellow and his research has been published in Economic Journal.

Selected Engagements

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    On January 3 2020, Uber completed the $3.1bn acquisition of Careem. Uber and Careem overlapped in the supply of ride-sharing services in Egypt, Saudi-Arabia,...
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