Imperial College London

Mr Thomas Hoehn

Business School

Visiting Researcher



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377Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





European Competition Law and Policy

Economics of Cities, Smart Cities and Data Sharing

Economics of Cities Economics of Media, Sport and Entertainment

Economics of Income Distribution and Mobility

Current Research Areas

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´Merger and Antitrust Remedies´. I just completed a review of recent of enforcement practice and use of remedies in EU merger control which as published as a foreword to an e-Competition special issues on merger remedies on 27 September 2018. I have been invited to speak on challenges in the implementation of remedies at the annual conference of the Global Competition Law Centre in Brussels in January 2019 and to this end am researching the effectiveness of remedies in one sector, aviation.

´Economics of Cities´. I have just completed an over of ´Cities and Trade´for the forthcoming Handbook of Trade Policy (edited by Andreas Klasen). My current research interest is to revisit a set of GDP estimation and projections or the world´s largest cities which I prepared with colleagues at PrciewaterhouseCoopers in 2008 and where I plan to link these estimations to the value of a city´s real estate asset.

‘Open API’s and the industrial structure of the Digital Economy’. Dr Catherine Mulligan (Imperial College) and I undertaking joint research on the role of Open API’s and associated usage patterns in the digital economy. This builds on our joint work for the Digital City Exchange project at Imperial College, my work on open interfaces and interoperability remedies in competition law, and the 2017 Open Banking remedies decided by the Competition and Markets Authority where I was a member on the Retail Banking enquiry group.

‘Incentives for data sharing and information exchange’.  As part of the Digital Cities research programme at Imperial College and building on initial exploratory research in the Open Platform project, Zeynep Gurguc, Aija Leiponen and I are investigating issues such as incentives for data sharing, security issues and IP and governance issues. Applying experimental methods we plan to isolate key causal relationships between business environments, agent behaviour and their consumer choices.


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´Merger Remedies and competition law: An overview of recent EU case law and international policy developments ´, Foreword to the e-Competition special issues on merger remedies, 27 September 2018.

´Cities and Trade´, Chapter 6, The Handbook of Global Trade Policy, (Andreas Klasen, editor), John Wiley, (Forthcoming 2018).

´Interoperability remedies, FRAND licensing and innovation: a review of recent case law´, European Completion Law Review, Vol. 34, Issue 2, 2013: 101.

´The Scope for Errors, Misconceptions and Misunderstandings in the Enforcement of European Competition Law´, 19th St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF, June 7, 2012. Available at SSRN:

‘Monitoring Compliance with Merger Remedies - The Role of the Monitoring Trustee’, with Jonas S Brueckner, Competition Law International, September 2010, pp. 73 -80.

‘Structure Versus Conduct – A Comparison of the National Merger Remedies Practice in Seven European Countries’, International Journal of the Economics of Business, Vol.17, No. 1, February 2010, pp.9-32.

‘Breaking up is hard to do - a sector-based review of national merger remedies in information and communication’; with Suzanne Rab and Grant Saggers, European Competition Law Review, Volume 5, 2009, pp. 255-76.

‘The role of the Monitoring Trustee’ – Roundtable on “Le controle des remedes et des engagements”, Clifford Chance and e-concurrences, Paris, 18 December 2008,  published in: Revue des droits de la concurrence, N° 2­2009, n°25879.

‘Retail therapy - A cross-country comparison of merger control remedies practice and experience in the wholesaling and retailing sectors of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK’; with Suzanne Rab and Grant Saggers, European Competition Law Review, Volume 4, 2009, pp. 153-75.

‘India’s New Competition Law: No Longer the “Elephant in the Corner”?’ with Dhiraj Mathur and Suzanne Rab, International Company and Commercial Law Review, Issue 3, 2009.

‘UK Merger Remedies: Convergence or conflict with Europe? A comparative assessment of remedies in UK mergers’, with Suzanne Rab, European Competition Law Review, Volume 2, 2009, pp. Pp. 74-94.

‘Which are the largest city economies in the world and how might this change by 2020?’ with John Hawksworth, in: UK Economic Outlook, PricewaterhouseCoopers, London, March 2007.

‘A more economic approach – how far have we come?’ published in: Proceedings of the XIII International Competition Law Forum St Gallen, Helbling und Lichtenhahn, 2007.

‘Governing bodies and governance in sport’, Chapter 21 of Handbook of the Economics of Sport, Stefan Szyamnski etc al (eds), Edward Elgar, 2006.

‘European M&A: How do deals affect shareholder value?’ Tom Hoehn and Peter Hope, UK Economic Outlook, PricewaterhouseCoopers, July 2006.

‘Broadcasting in Sport’, with  David Lancefield, in: Oxford Review of Economic Policy, December 2003.

‘Marktmacht im Medienbereich – Facts and Figures’ with Franz Hoffet, in sic! – Zeitschrift für Immaterialgüter- Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, June 2000.

‘Die Anwendung von quantitativ abgestützten Marktuntersuchungen in Wettbewerbsrechtlichen Verfahren’, mit Kurt Schmidheiny, in C. Baudenbacher (Hrsg), “Neueste Entwicklungen im Europaeischen und internationalen Kartellrecht – Sechstes St Galler Internationales Kartellrechtsforum 1999”, Helbling und Lichtenhahn, 2000.

‘Zusammenschlusskontrolle im Medienbereich’, with Franz Hoffet, in sic! – Zeitschrift für Immaterialgüter-Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht, 3/1999.

‘The Americanisation of European football’, with Stefan Szymanski, in Economic Policy, 28, Spring  1999. Reprinted in The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics – The Economics of Sports – Andrew Zimbalist (Ed), Edward Elgar, 2001.

‘The nature of the firm in European competition law’, with Sarah Beeston, in European Economics and Law, Spring 1999.

‘European Competition Policy,’ entry for the New Palgrave Dictionary on Economics and the Law, Macmillan, 1998.

 ‘Barriers to Entry and Exit in European Competition Policy,’ with David Harbord, in The International Review of Law and Economics, 1994.

‘Product Liability and Litigation: An Empirical Analysis of Court Cases in the United Kingdom and Germany,’ with J. Finsinger and A. Potoschnig in Governance by Legal and Economic Measures, P. Andersen, J. Jensen, J. Birk Mortenson (eds), Copenhagen, 1993.

‘The Crowding and Uncrowding of European Cities: Secular population trends 1750-1986,’ with Roy Drewett and Seymour Sacks, in Innovation and Urban Population Dynamics; K.P. Strohmeier and C. W. Matthiessen (eds.), London, 1991.

‘A Review of Transport Infrastructure Studies in Britain,’ with Roy Drewett and Brian Linneker, Under and Over the Water; The Economic and Social Effects of Building Bridges and Tunnels; A. Montanari (ed.), Napoli: Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 1991.

 ‘The Enforcement of Product Liability Rules: A Two Country Analysis of Court Cases,’ with J. Finsingers and A. Pototschnig, International Review of Law and Economics, 1991.

‘Das Neue Elektrizitätssystem in Großbritannien: Erste Erfahrungen und Perspektiven,’ with R. Bartels and R. Cohen, Zeitschrift für Energiewirtschaft, 1991.

‘Measuring Regional Income Inequalities: A Centre-Periphery Analysis of Survey Data,’ Geoforum, vol. 19, no. 4, November 1988.