Imperial College London

Mr Thomas Hoehn

Business School

Visiting Researcher



+44 (0)20 7594 7351t.hoehn




377Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am an economist specialising in applied economic research, business consulting and regulation. I have spent my career analysing markets and competition and have held senior teaching, research and advisory positions where I have provided robust advice, demonstrated leadership and shown a deep commitment to public policy.

I was a Visiting Professor at Imperial College Business School from 2003- 2009. From 2009 - 2013, I directed the Intellectual Property Research Centre at Imperial College and was principal researcher on the Digital Cities Exchange project from 2011 - 2015. Since then I remain a visiting researcher and teach on Executive Education courses.

From September 2009 to November 2017, I was a Reporting Panel Member of the UK Competition Commission (since 2014 part of the Competition and Markets Authority).  Since November 2017, I act as an affiliated consultant with NERA Economic Consultants on economic issues arising in antitrust investigations and litigation.

I regularly act as a Monitoring Trustee for the European Commission with Mazars LLP and was the Founding Director of CompetitionRX, a company providing remedy compliance and monitoring services in EU antitrust, merger control and state aid, which I sold to Mazars in 2015.

From January 2000 to September 2009, I was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and led its European, and later global economics practice.

In the course of my consulting career since 1984, I have advised clients on business issues, market and brand analytics, regulatory disputes in over 100 assignments and prepared expert evidence in a dozen of antitrust litigation proceedings across Europe and Australia. I have worked with leading law firms in London, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Vienna and Zürich. I am a frequent panellist and conference speaker reporting on research and commenting on topical economics policy issues.

My paper with Stefan Szymanski on 'The Americanisation of European football', published in Economic Policy (1999) is frequently cited and continues to be topical. 

I previously held teaching and research positions the University of Zurich and the London School of Economics. I completed a Masters in Economics, from the London School of Economics and obtained my first degree at the St. Gallen Graduate School of Public and Business Administration of Economics.



Lewis A, Hoehn TA, 2012, ´Interoperability remedies, FRAND licensing and innovation: a review of recent case law´,, European Completion Law Review

Hoehn T, 2010, Structure versus conduct - a comparison of the national merger remedies practice in seven European countries, International Journal of the Economics of Business, Vol:17, ISSN:1357-1516, Pages:9-32


Hoehn T, Lancefield D, 2003, Broadcasting and sport, Editorial Conference on the Study of Sports Economics, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Pages:552-568, ISSN:0266-903X

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